Can Happy Employees Equal Healthy Profits?

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

It is said that living by the Golden Rule — treating others as you would like to be treated — pays dividends. Can this be true in a small business work environment, too? Business owners are increasingly finding that treating employees well can boost profits.

Creating a contented workforce...

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Are Your Workers Independent Contractors or Employees?

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

Do you hire independent contractors to help with business tasks? Are you sure those workers are independent contractors — or should you be treating them as employees?

As expanded employer responsibilities take effect under health care laws, correctly answering the question of whether your workers are employees or...

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How to improve annual performance reviews of your employees

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

The annual employee performance review — usually it’s dreaded by both supervisor and employee. The employee knows he’ll have to hear about those mistakes from months ago, and the supervisor will finally have to discuss those issues he’s been avoiding all year. Too often, the result is...

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Overworked Employees Aren’t Good For Business

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, many workers are glad to be gainfully employed and may be willing to work extra hours just to keep their jobs. But numerous studies have shown that pushing employees too hard — requiring them to work overtime hours for months on end, for example —...

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Six Steps to Building Customer and Team Loyalty

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management, Marketing

Consider it polygamy of sorts. But if you want to stay in business long and prosper, you have to commit to your customers. It’s no longer enough just to satisfy them. The quality of businesses revenue is as important as its quantity. Loyal customers represent quality revenue. Six...

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Advice On Firing Team Members

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

The process of letting a team member go is uncomfortable and upsetting. However there are a few guidelines that can help soften the blow called the five Ws – who, what, when, where and why:

Start with who – think about the team member and what you know about...

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Think Carefully Before Hiring Family Members

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

Some family members have the skill and can-do attitude to propel a firm toward greater success; others have the power to drag it toward bankruptcy. Before hiring a son-in-law who’s clamoring for an executive position or a sister who recently graduated from college, beware of these pitfalls.

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Pay Offs Of Training Staff

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

Training your team members appropriately and frequently is indeed an investment – and one with a powerful return. When your team members are nurtured with the necessary staples they will make better decisions, their relationships will improve and their opinions will show deeper insight.

Training can mean seminars,...

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Get Your Staff Out Of The Office

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

Your bookkeeper calls in one morning to say her son is sick and cannot go to school. She will have to stay home and look after him.

In some companies, that would mean writing off the productivity of that employee for the day with possible unplanned effects...

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Hiring Temporary Staff Can Be A Smart Business Move

  • May 05, 2018
  • Categories: Management

With uncertainty still a major business concern, many companies are tiptoeing back into the employment market by hiring temporary workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of temporary employees — including independent contractors, on-call candidates, freelancers, and other temporary or part-time workers — exceeds two million people in...

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