Tag Archives: employee retention

Making Annual Planning Successful

It’s annual planning time and I’m hoping that you and your team are well underway. We just completed our planning session and it was extremely worthwhile. Here are some tips on making this time successful: Include Your Staff in the Planning Process After all, they are the people who are going to make the plan […]

Reducing Your Need to Hire by Increasing Efficiency!

Business owners might sometimes feel they need to hire more workers to meet the steady flow of work that is coming in and because they do not want to lose projects, they look to take on more employees. However, you can meet the demands by following some simple guidelines about how to increase efficiency and […]

Want Your Superstars to Stay? Read On!

I was reading a very interesting story in The Washington Post the other day. It was written by an experienced, highly-ranked teacher who had recently left one school for another. Here’s what she said, “When I was rated “highly effective,” I received a one-time bonus of $15,000. While the extra money was welcome, there were […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

Bench Strength — Definition: The competence and number of employees ready to fill vacant leadership and other positions. Do you have employees in the wings to take on more leadership if the business needs it? This need could develop because the company has grown and needs additional skilled managers . . . or because an […]

Boost Your Brain: 5 Tips for Brainy Success at Work

One organ in your body dictates much of your behavior and ultimate success at work. The activities of this organ occur at a level of which you are not even consciously aware. It’s your brain! While phrases like, “Use your brain!” or “Think outside the box!” are casually tossed around in the workplace every day, […]

Who Are Your Organizations Entrepreneurs?

For nearly 15 years, we’ve worked with the nation’s top personality assessment company. The tools that this company, Target Training International, provide are wonderful resources for small business owners who want to build strong teams but need additional expertise to do it.  In addition to the personality assessments, the employee surveys, coaching and mentoring tools, […]

Are Your Employees Secretly Planning to Quit?

I was reading an interesting report by the temp employee people, Robert Half, when a statistic stopped me. They say that, 45 percent of workers say they plan to change employees, careers, or industry’s when the economy improves. Wow! If that’s true, our small businesses could really be left in the lurch.   We all know […]

You Want Better Results? Top Performers are A Key!

When you think of your company and how it’s doing today, you have a picture in your mind of what you want it to look like tomorrow. Whether that picture shows additional employees, a bigger building or more efficient systems, one thing is constant; it is something better than what exists today. Making that progression […]

Employment Myths Busted

In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of what we used to know even two years ago isn’t necessarily true in today’s changed business climate. How many outdated ideas do you have about the employment world? Read each statement in bold to decide if you think it’s true or false before reading the answer below: Employees […]

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