How to Handle Workplace Conflict

Written by Philip Lye

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Personality clashes are often where one person atrepparttar workplace has an inability to get along another colleague or simply doesn’t want to! There are many reasons for this however it is imperative that you hirerepparttar 150592 person who hasrepparttar 150593 right cultural fit for your business.

In Australia as is common in many countries where their is Occupational Health and Safety legislation,repparttar 150594 law places a legal obligation (something you must do) on employers to provide a healthy and safe workplace.

You can be found vicariously liable forrepparttar 150595 actions of your employees if you have been found not to have complied with your obligations.

What can your business do? You can be proactive and manage workplace conflict by

• Inducting Employees intorepparttar 150596 workplace

• Implement a Grievance Policy and Procedure

• Regular employee communications

• If you sniff trouble act!

• Take advice

• Consider mediation

• Do not procrastinate

Your business may be experiencing workplace conflict but there are practical and positive solutions available to your business. You are not alone! By way of example Biz Momentum ( assisted a number of businesses who faced potential ruin because of employee conflict and today those same businesses are thriving.

Your business can move through difficult phases and thrive - its all how you see conflct and how soon you take action.

Phiiip Lye is the founder of Biz Momentum which provides strategic human resource management and employee relations solutions to help your business grow.

Clients receive practical actionable strategies that can be immediately implemented into their business.

Philip is a Certified Professional Human Resources Consultant and a qualified Accountant. Contact details for Philip at

Do You Microbifer in Your Cleaning Business?

Written by Gail Metcalf

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The microfibers can hold a lot of water without dripping thus leavingrepparttar floor cleaner with less standing water. The floor dries much faster, reducingrepparttar 150591 chance of slipping and sliding. In fact I used a very dry mop head when mopping repparttar 150592 wood floor and could seerepparttar 150593 water evaporating as I mopped.

These microfiber mop pads are very durable and are estimated to last ten timesrepparttar 150594 normal life span of cotton loop mops used in professional cleaning.

So with all these benefits, are there any areas of concern? There are a few: initial investment, cost versus quality, not appropriate for mopping up spills or floods, cannot remove or spread wax, cannot be washed with lint producing items, cannot be laundered in industrial washers and some brands are not recommended forrepparttar 150595 dryer.

If you're managing teams or a high number of employees,repparttar 150596 initial investment can be double or even triplerepparttar 150597 cost of cotton loop and string mops. And you won't be able to launder these with your terry towels or use a commercial laundry service.

To determine if you should convert your business to microfiber, you'll definitely need a cost benefit analysis to seerepparttar 150598 cost tradeoffs. If your Workers Comp costs are running high, is it due to scrubbing or mopping? Microfiber mops could possibly reducerepparttar 150599 costs related to mopping injuries.

You might also want to considerrepparttar 150600 use of microfiber as a partial or total replacement for terry towels. Or even just using microfiber for cleaning glass and mirrors. They have repparttar 150601 ability to clean and shine without using chemicals. This could possibly also reduce your product cost.

You can purchase microfiber towels onrepparttar 150602 Internet and also at your local depot and automotive stores inrepparttar 150603 automotive section. But be aware that all microfiber towels are not equal. There are companies that make only one kind and other companies that have a specific microfiber towel for different tasks.

I would definitely recommend more research into quality and cost before investing in microfiber.

Gail Metcalf built her cleaning business from the ground up and now shares her tips, tricks and trade secrets. Permission is granted to reproduce this article but credit must be given to the author. No part of the article content can be modified, and a link must be provided to:

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