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Keeping your organization running at its highest efficiency is the prime directive for any manager in the oil and gas industry as well as other business sectors. Optimizing worker productivity involves walking a fine line between inspiring ultimate effort and creating a burned-out staff. With that in mind, here are three tips for boosting your… Read more »

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No matter a candidate’s technical abilities or work experience, sometimes their cultural fit within your organization plays the most significant role in determining their overall success as an employee. Someone who works hard and wants to be part of the team may make a bigger difference than a good worker who follows their own path…. Read more »

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When faced with crunch time on an important project a difficult question arises. Should you bring on some new talent on a temporary basis to get the work finished, or is it a better option to just pay overtime and have your current team spend extra hours of effort? This is a multi-faceted question that… Read more »

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Now that 2015 is upon us, it becomes time to take stock of your organization’s corporate culture. In the competitive world of business, cultural issues can be a large differentiator between the top notch firms and the also-rans. The oil and gas industry is no different in this regard. Leveraging the opportunity of the New… Read more »

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Keeping your organization’s productivity at its highest throughout 2015 depends on a multitude of factors, not the least of which is the overall health of your office staff. There’s no denying that when the flu goes around the workplace, productivity plummets. A healthy office staff helps to keep everything running smoothly. With that in mind,… Read more »

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With New Years Day 2015 right around the corner, it is a great time to stock of 2014’s top three posts from the HR side of the business. It has been a generally rewarding year of economic recovery, especially in Texas and the surrounding area. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the… Read more »

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With the Holiday season well in progress, it becomes time to take stock of your organization’s yearly goals, as well as any more granular monthly and quarterly goals. It is vital you engage your staff during December to keep them focused on finishing the year with a bang. While the Holidays are a time for… Read more »

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Employee retention is a major factor in determining the overall success of your organization, especially in the competitive oil and gas industry. Keeping your best employees both professionally satisfied and inspired helps to engender their loyalty, but accomplishing this ranges from an art to a science. Sometimes, simply acknowledging their hard work goes a long… Read more »

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Losing a top notch employee adversely affects your company in a myriad of ways. You’ll have to spend time and resources hiring their replacement; let alone all the money and effort spent on getting the original employee up to speed in the first place. In the meantime, your organization’s operational efficiency takes a hit. Isn’t… Read more »

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Creating an efficiently running organization takes a deft hand from management. This rings true especially if your organization employs top tier, innovative employees. Old school, heavy-handed management styles don’t necessarily work in the 21st Century; when they do work, it tends to happen when managing hourly employees — not the high end salaried workers that… Read more »