The old school approach believed that money, above all, is the best way to motivate employees. However due to faltering revenue or other causes, no executive or employee would receive a bonus this year. Given the fact that an unmotivated employee impacts your company more than you may realize, how will you strategize to save both the company and y Read More
During tight economic times some employers are looking for creative ways to cut labor costs and are turning to prisons for a hiring pool. Examine the pluses and discover the downside of this cost cutting measure and see if it works for your small business... Read More
I was asked this question today, and I think it deserves a little bit of discussion. I will share my take on the subject, and then share the opinions I received from several of my friends on Twitter. Feel free to add your comments. Read More
No matter how skillfully you announce bad news, it's likely to cause anxiety, a temporary drop in productivity, and prompt some of your valued employees to look for work elsewhere. How can you deliver bad news in a way that minimizes the damage? Read More
A true pro in the recruiting industry shares 6 best practices for success. Read More
It irks me that people and media feel justified in deriding our generation. Almost daily I read about how lazy, fickle, disloyal and demanding generation Y is yet so rarely is voice given to the truth that we Gen Y have different attitudes, and workplace expectations to the existing generations. Read More
The whistleblowers role of exposing silent problems in organizations will grow in importance in the future. How organizations guard against this risk is critically important. Read More
Whether you believe the concern is genuine or have your doubts about the hype, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Homeland Security officials are joining forces to warn small business owners of the potential devastating effect of swine flu on small business. This article from the Chicago Tribune offers some suggestions for ho Read More
Michael Hyatt shares a story of what not to do to energize your people and why. Then he lists 5 ways to do it right, and why. Link from Michele Miller Read More
As you look at how you will meet your 2009 company goals with only 4 months left this year, it is critical that you re-engage your workforce with new energy and drive in order to get you there. Now is the time to make sure that you are communicating your own enthusiasm, vision and goals to everyone on your team. Read More

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