Employee Management

5 Ways Time Away Can Benefit Your Business

Taking a vacation may seem like the most unproductive thing in the world, but in reality it can be one of the best things you ever did for yourself as well as your business.  It is no secret that taking time to unplug and recharge can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.  Many do not realize however, that there can be excellent benefits to the business when you … [Read more...]

5 Personality Points that Can Propel You to Business Success

There are tons of self help and advice books out there aimed at helping entrepreneurs be more successful.  There is something to be said for simple personality however.  No matter what you recite to yourself every morning, your personality can have a lot to do with how successful you are.  There isn’t really any one personality trait that makes you more successful than others. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Attracting and Keeping the Best Workers

No matter what you do, good help is hard to find.  Keeping it is even harder.  Someone is always willing to do what they must to take them away.  If you can ever find them however, keep them happy and they will stay.  How do you do that?  It can be difficult, and there is a fine line to balance, but these tips are a good start. Show Them the Money Of course pay is going to be … [Read more...]

How to Fire an Employee – The Right Way

Firing an employee is probably one of the most difficult things that an employer has to do. You tell yourself that it is just business, but you also have a heart and don’t want to be the cause of someone else’s struggles – even if it is their own actions that created the situation in the first place. So, how do you fire an employee the right way, increasing the odds that … [Read more...]

A Small Business Dilemma Regarding Employee Selection

You are the owner/operator or maybe even the manager of a small-business and you need to hire a new employee for an entry-level position in your company.  After interviews and careful consideration, you’ve narrowed your choices down to two candidates. Candidate A has the technical skill and experience to jump right into the position with minimal training, but there are … [Read more...]

7 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Employees – And How to Avoid Them

Unless you are a company of one, being a small business owner requires that you learn how to effectively deal with the people you decide to employ. After all, they have the ability to take your business to higher levels or help it fall flatly on its face, making them a critical part of the operation. Unfortunately, not all employers are cut out for the task. However, you don’t … [Read more...]

7 Cost-Free Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Whether you’re a new start-up or you’ve been happily serving clients for over one-hundred years, one thing is certain – the productivity of your employees can make or break your business success. Although hiring experienced and enthusiastic people is the first step to taking your company to higher levels, keeping them productive is the next thing you must do as an employer if … [Read more...]

3 Things to Avoid When Dealing with a Difficult Employee

Do you have an employee who is making your work life less than happy, yet they are very good at what they do so you don’t want to fire them? Is he or she pushing your buttons and making you think thoughts that you can’t believe are in your head, but your clients love them so much that you wouldn’t dare let them go? If so, you have a very unique problem on your hands, one that … [Read more...]