Employee Management

How the World’s Most Successful Companies Treat People Differently

We’ve all seen the alarming statistics delivered each year in Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report, with the 2017 report showing that only 33 percent of the American workforce are engaged. And to make matters worse, these statistics have only increased by 3 percent between 2012-2016, so less than 1 percent per year. Why does this matter and why should we be … [Read more...]

Managing Morale When Your Company Is Going Through a Difficult Time

All businesses go through rough patches, and these periods inevitably lower the morale of your employees. Although you can’t avoid these difficult situations altogether, there are things you can do to minimize the impact on your employees’ happiness. Here are some of the more common difficult situations businesses go through, and how you can keep spirits as high as possible … [Read more...]

10 Ways You Can Motivate Your Employees

As a small business owner, part of your role is motivating your employees. How you do this though is not clear though, as every team is different and so has different needs. How do you motivate them to get the most out of them every day. Here are 10 ways you can motivate them and keep them working to their best ability. Show Your Confidence The best way to instil confidence … [Read more...]

Only 30% of Your Workers Are Engaged: How to Motivate the Other 70%

According to Villanova University, only 30% of US workers are engaged and inspired at work. That means that 70% of employees are disengaged and uninspired at work. If you let that happen at your business, you could lose productivity. This can impact the quality of your product and, therefore, your profit. To help you get those 70% motivated, here are some techniques you can use … [Read more...]

4 Ways Good Leaders Nurture Employee Growth

Doting parents are ultimately working to make themselves obsolete: they want to nurture their child so that child can grow up to be independent and no longer need their constant care. Like good parents, good bosses must nurture their employees, foster growth and provide opportunities for them to be their very best. Ultimately, encouraging employees to flourish is best for … [Read more...]

Smooth Transition: How to Buy a Business and Keep the Existing Employees

When you buy an existing business, as well as taking on the running of the operation, you may also find yourself with a whole new set of employees. If you wish to keep on the existing staff – and you are usually under no obligation to do so – the changeover process must be handled delicately. A business takeover is a stressful time for employees, and on top of that, there are … [Read more...]

The Leadership Toolbox

I fondly remember growing up and helping my father carry his toolboxes to various jobs. My father ran a side business that repaired and installed things like furnaces, air conditioners, and hot water tanks. He also was called out by those who needed miscellaneous repairs such as leaking faucets, damaged drains, and was even called out for the occasional “can you fix my car” … [Read more...]