Employee Management

Why Showing Your Employees Appreciation is a Good Idea (and the Best Ways to Do It)

Most small business owners put a lot of stock into picking just the right employees for their company. They take the time to interview them, answering any questions they may have about the business or position with a smile on their face. Then, once hired, they provide top quality training and supportive feedback so the person knows they are doing a good job in their new … [Read more...]

Managing Millennials: An Interview with Joanie Connell

In this episode of Monday Morning Radio, host Dean Rotbart talks with Dr. Joanie Connell, President and CEO of Flexible Work Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development, as well as in preparing youth for work and life. In this interview, she focuses on Millennials entering the work force and the challenges they are facing, and the challenges their … [Read more...]

Turning Passion into a Profession: 5 Questions with Porsha Vogt, Owner of Golden Care

Porsha Vogt, owner of an in-home senior care agency in the San Diego, California area, talks about how she got started in the elder care industry and what it takes to succeed. What are the primary service(s) or product(s) that your business provides? Golden Care provides in-home care. We hire trained caregivers that go into the homes of seniors and provide care. The services … [Read more...]

3 Major 2015 Workplace Trends You Don’t Want to Ignore

Staying current on workplace trends is essential if you want to run a business that flows with the world around it. Essentially, these movements give you an idea not only about what is happening right this moment, but they also provide a sneak peek at what is likely to come. This allows you to plan and prepare in a way that leaves you smoothly going with the flow versus … [Read more...]

The Secret to Making a Family Business Work

Owning and operating a small business is no easy feat. Add family to the mix and it can get even harder as Harvard Business Review reports that only 30% of family-run businesses survive to the second generation. This made me wonder why some are able to defy the odds and actually thrive when family is heavily involved. And who better to ask than Ziad Kassab, a successful … [Read more...]

The Science of Motivation: Radio Interview with Susan Fowler

This Monday Morning Radio interview features Susan Fowler, a consultant, trainer, coach and leader in the field of personal empowerment. She speaks with radio host Dean Rotbart about her new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does. Susan talks about how motivation is a skill that can be learned by anyone, and doesn’t need to be based on either incentives or … [Read more...]

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Although Dictionary.com defines leadership simply as “an act or instance of leading,” being a great business leader is so much more than that. It is being able to motivate and inspire both individual employees and teams to take certain actions in order to reach higher levels than they’d ever dreamt possible. It also involves knowing how to best utilize their staff’s strengths … [Read more...]

Top 3 Workplace Trends for the First Half of 2015

As Nathaniel Branden, the late Canadian-American psychologist who specialized in self-esteem once said, “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Thus, in order to fully accept the changes in the workplace, one must first understand that they exist. So, what changes are existing in 2015, potentially setting the trends for the future? Here is … [Read more...]

Should You Use an Employment Agency to Find Your Next New Hire?

“Outsourcing” seems to be the hot word in the business world nowadays. After all, you can outsource almost everything, from marketing to production to sales. It only makes sense then that you consider outsourcing your hiring process, which usually means using an employment agency to help you find your next best employee. But is that the right route for you and your small … [Read more...]

Customer Experience for the Win: Radio Interview with Denise Graziano

Denise Graziano is interviewed in this episode of Monday Morning Radio about the importance of customer experience for a business. Customer experience, says Denise, is what sets successful businesses apart, more so than price or even the business’ products. Yet, 60% of businesses are not addressing customer experience in any meaningful way. Denise talks about the difference … [Read more...]