Smile Under Stress: 3 Takes on Workplace Positivity

Posted by Boyd Metals on December 1, 2017

Making a commitment to focus on workplace positivity will prove beneficial to the entire company. When employees work together toward a shared goal of improving the company, they build camaraderie and maintain a good attitude at work. It's inevitable that feelings of stress will arise on the job. Focusing on the positives will improve employee morale and ensure that the team pulls together to overcome those challenges.

Here are three ways to keep your employee's spirits up when the going gets tough:

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Topics: Employee Morale, Advice for Managers and Estimators

Invest in Your Team - 4 Great TedTalks We Recommend

Posted by Boyd Metals on August 24, 2017

Our team is our greatest asset at Boyd Metals. We've mentioned it in articles recently, and still believe that it should be a high priority to invest in your team. That doesn't just apply to the managers either. The culture of your company will begin to thrive when employees at every level choose to invest in the lives of their co-workers.

Maybe this is just a good reminder, or maybe you're being exposed to this idea for the first time. Either way, we've compiled a quick list of TedTalks that will give good direction. Enjoy!

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Topics: Employee Morale, The Boyd Difference, Advice for Managers and Estimators

Building a Healthy Team - Recommended Reading

Posted by Boyd Metals on August 8, 2017
Healthy employees make for great teams, and great teams achieve goals. Boyd cares about their employees and maintains a healthy culture of respect and appreciation. Read on and discover a few blogs that we recommend to your company as you focus your efforts on building a healthy and successful team.
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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Insider Tips, Employee Morale, Advice for Managers and Estimators

The Boyd Difference - We Take Care of our People

Posted by Boyd Metals on July 18, 2017

At Boyd Metals, we treat our people - our customers and teammates, like family. The relationships we have in and around the place we work are important to us. We do our best to make sure we are taking good care of each other and that commitment is foundational to this company.

Tom Kennon, Brian Newman, and Betsy Skinner have been kind enough to share about how this company is different and why we are better for it. Enjoy!

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Topics: The Boyd Difference, Employee Morale, Boyd Metals Company News and Culture, Advice for Managers and Estimators

5 Questions with Richard Schultz, GM of Boyd Metals in Oklahoma City

Posted by Boyd Metals on June 4, 2017

As the General Manager of Boyd Metals in Oklahoma City, Richard Schultz's attention is in high-demand. Fortunately for you, we had an opportunity to chat with him recently. Here's what he had to say about the importance of company culture, how he stays current with the industry, and what makes Boyd Metals so great. Enjoy!

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Topics: Employee Morale, Industry Knowledge, The Boyd Difference, Boyd Metals Company News and Culture, Advice for Managers and Estimators

3 Strategies for Keeping your Team Happy and Productive

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 23, 2016

It ALMOST goes without saying - a company is only as good as its employees. We want to make sure to say it anyway, and maybe in multiple ways even, because it is so important. Business owners across the nation know that hiring great employees can be really tough. It takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money. But hiring is only a small part of the battle. Keeping employees happy and productive over the long haul is an even more challenging endeavor.

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Topics: Employee Morale, Sourcing Materials, Advice for Managers and Estimators

3 Surefire Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Posted by Boyd Metals on November 15, 2016

Low employee morale can quickly begin to affect your company’s success in a negative way.

It’s important for managers and leaders to keep a close eye on it and take quick action if they notice a dip in morale. If you notice that your employees aren’t coming into work with the same enthusiasm they used to, or if they aren’t as productive as they normally are, then it may be time for a morale boost.

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Topics: Employee Morale, Advice for Managers and Estimators