Some small businesses say that they HAVE an onboarding process because they have the new employee fill out their I-9 and their payroll and benefits forms on their first day at work. Other owners tell me that they do all those things and also have their computer all set for the new employee’s first day of work. Others say that they are not a big company and so don’t have time for onboarding that the big companies have. Other small business owners don’t really know what it all involves. Some small businesses have mastered the onboarding process and have success in keeping the folks they hired engaged in their roles as well as the company!! Which one sounds like you??Read More
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There is no better time to consider entrepreneurship and the reasons are many! Here are FOUR TRENDS that make it a good time to follow your dreams of owning your small business. Entrepreneurship is alive and well in America today:
The Great Recession and it's predecessor influence indivduals wanting to take back control of their lives, their income and their paths in life on the planet.
WHY TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR EMPLOYMENT BRAND AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER?
As a small business owner, it is challenging to wear the many hats that it takes to be successful. What hat are you wearing this morning and how about this afternoon and later this week?? So why should you pay attention to or care about having a solid employment brand? Maybe you are saying “what is an employment brand” or “I don’t have time to think about an employment brand”…
It is not an easy task to shift from strategic to tactical throughout the business day/week/month/ quarter/year either, but in order to be successful it is a talent that pays back in dividends when mastered!Read More
As A Small Business Owner....
One of the many challenges that small business owners face is duplicating themselves or pieces of themeselves so that they can focus on the big picture of why you went into business in the first place. Too many times the small business owner gets stuck in the day to day minutia and get frustrated and/or overwhelmed.
Outplacement Services have been around since the 1960’s and as in any industry, there are good and not so good…Certainly outplacement services have been used a LOT during this Great Recession and the experiences vary quite a bit according to this article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Outplacement Firms Struggle to Do the Job”.
Did you know…???
According to a recent study conducted by the ADP Research Institute reveals a strong correlation between employee engagement and productivity with “Maximizing Employee Productivity” as one of the top 3 essential strategies small to medium sized companies use to maintain a competitive edge.
Did You Know That…“Presenteeism costs actually far exceed the costs of absenteeism and other health-related losses incurred by organizations?”
Do you know...What makes employees remarkable?? Being a business owner for over 20 years, I have had the good fortune of hiring, and supervising some remarkable employees. You know them when you work with them. You wish all of your employees were like them. According to an article this month in INC Magazine, there are EIGHT QUALITIES OF REMARKABLE EMPLOYEES. for more
Did You Know...???
As a way of testing your knowledge as an employer in regards to your competitiveness as an employer in the marketplace…. hiring or thinking of hiring in 2012….here are some questions that progressive and strategic thinking employers should be able to answer…. And more importantly have a strategic plan in place to address!