These are my favorite questions to start a value-add dialog with your employees. When they know you are interested in them as people, they respond. When they see you know their talents, values and interests, they feel important and become more loyal. Read More
Do you know the number one reason people leave their jobs? It's not because of money or the company dress policy. It's not because they did not get the corner office or because they were passed over for that much-deserved promotion. Read More
Creating the right environment for the team is equally important. People will give their best when they feel that their services are being valued and that they are entrusted with producing a part of the success of the venture. Read More
Creating an employee training program for your small business can be one of the most important aspect of running a successful business. Here Mike Kraus, retail expert at AllBusiness gives you some ideas about where to begin. Remember that creating an employee training program doesn't just help your employees. It also helps your customers by setti Read More
Off shoring may not always be the answer whether you run a small or medium sized business says Paul Spiegelman, a business owner who says cutting employees goes against his company's culture and that outsourcing necessarily helped his competitors much. Read the rest of Spiegelman's evaluation of the outsourcing trend in this article from Entrepr Read More
According to research, the retention rate as a result of Training lies at about 20% — depending on which sources you check. If followed by Coaching, the retention increases dramatically to over 80%. This pretty much follows the Pareto Principal. It is also claimed that Coaching can increase ROI to 6-1. Read More
Certainly, many small business owners have experienced what it is like to run a small business with a skeleton staff. Those who started their business likely founded it with perhaps only one employee, themselves. But now the tough economy is bringing back those hard times for many small businesses. This CNN small business article looks a Read More
Economic recovery is at the horizon, so it's the time to make it even. Stimulus packages, have given a boost to the world stock markets, and it has placebo effect on businesses as well. Read More
For small business owners, a need-to-know review of the laws and allowances pertaining to religion and the workplace. Is it legal for an employer to require Saturday availability when it coincides with an employee's religious practices? Read More
It's tempting to consider layoffs to preserve the bottom line during an economic downturn. But is it really worth risking lowered employee morale and the costs of re-hiring and re-training?... Read More

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