This week the effectiveness of performance reviews came under fire in a New York Times blog. Yet this post, working on the assumption that these reviews can add value to an organization, contains 10 approaches that have been shown to increase worker productivity, especially in small businesses Read More
Motivating employees is perhaps one of the greatest challenges that employers face. Different employees are motivated by different things. But there are a few basic methods that work for all. Here’s a list of the top 10 ways that you can use to ensure that your entire workforce is properly motivated. After all, happy employees are a prime requisite for successful enterprises Read More
During a recent session with a job seeker we were looking at creative ways to get noticed in the marketplace. What if a job seeker created a professional newsletter Read More
While highly effective at spurring greater productivity, employee opinion surveys can be cost-prohibitive for some companies. A less expensive but still impactful approach to assess the workplace culture, as used by a successful Texas-based technology company, is described in this post Read More
Quantifying the business, individual, and societal impact that regular telecommuting could have on the nation and for small to medium sized businesses Read More
Legally speaking, you can ask just about anything at a job interview. But there are plenty of questions that you should never actually ask, because they'll quickly come back to haunt you. If you ask a question that could be interpreted as discriminatory and then choose not to hire the interviewee, it can be very easy for that interviewee to say that he or she didn't get the job due to discrimination Read More
One of the first hires most entrepreneur's make ends up with a title like Office Manager. This is why and how this person, after a while, ends up without a job Read More
Direct Marketing List Brokers representing over 50,000 direct mail list databases worldwide, with top quality direct mailing lists, telemarketing lists, opt-in email and SMS/text messaging list Read More
Almost everyone would agree that starting and running a small business requires exceptional competence. However, according to studies conducted by Dr. David A. Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, most incompetent people do not know they are incompetent. In fact, people who do things poorly are usually more confident in their ability than people who do things well. The studies indicate that incompetent people have a tendency to over estimate their abilities, suggesting they are ignorant of their own ignorance Read More
If there is ever a time more than others that a business needs a strong leader it is now… in times of uncertainty and fear. Do you know what really makes a strong leader? Are you that leader? If not, how can you become that leader Read More

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