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Year-End Business Preparation: Setting Goals For The New Year

The new year is quickly approaching. We’re at the time-frame where companies begin to focus on year-end business prep and goal setting for the upcoming year. This time period is crucial to your business and will make a difference on your bottom line, efficiency and even your employee’s morale. As you prepare for the end… Read More »

3 Reasons Your Employees Leave Bitter

When employment ties are cut, an employee may leave bitter or frustrated. Unhappy former employees can cause a lot of damage on the way out the door and after they are no longer employed. The latest Employee Branding Study by Career Arc explained the staggering results that 38% of employees that were fired or laid… Read More »

Why New Staff Orientation Is So Important

Hiring on and training new staff is one of the biggest challenges that employers face. These individuals will make the difference between success and failure in your business. Here are the top reasons that staff orientation is so important.   Employees Need to Understand Your Values In a new employee orientation, information about your business… Read More »

Align Your Strategic Business Plan With Your Financial Plan

Did you know that the average budget contains about 230 line items and takes close to six months to complete? While that may sound scary, the fact that most budgets aren’t linked to their strategic business plans is even scarier. Without a direct connection between funding and forecasting, your company could be caught off balance.… Read More »

How To Build A Dream Team

In sports, we constantly hear the term “dream team” especially when there are several top performing athletes all on the same team at the peak of their career. The coach was able to build a dynamic team that is destined for success. In the business world, we use that term too. Is that just a… Read More »

Challenges In Expanding Sales

Maybe you started out your business with the hopes of growing at a certain rate each year. Now that you have been going about business for a few years, you realize your sales are not growing like you had hoped. In order to be successful in your goals, you need to focus on certain things.… Read More »

3 Takeaways For The Root Cause Of Stress

Stress is as evident in the workplace as the day is long. Employers need to recognize this issue within their company because it absolutely destroys productivity and employee morale. To define, stress is the mental or emotional strain that is the result of adverse or difficult circumstances. Not yet convinced that it’s expensive and detrimental… Read More »

Define Success

Make it clear to your employees what constitutes success and how they should measure their achievements. Goals must be realistic. Project schedules, for example, must be set by the people who do the work. People will accept a “bottom-up” deadline they helped set but they’ll be cynical about a schedule imposed from the top that… Read More »

Are Video Interviews The New Norm?

The interview process is extremely important as you look for top candidates. Technology continues to change the techniques we use to hire. These days, companies should consider video interviews which are becoming more and more prevalent in the business world. YouTube, Facebook and Skype are just a few examples of ways to hold a video… Read More »

Challenges of Hiring and Training the Right Personnel

There is not a business out there that doesn’t have some amount of trouble with hiring the right staff. This is a common problem for any and all industries. Even if there are a fair number of skilled individuals in your industry, this does not mean all are a good fit for your business.  … Read More »