Tag Archives: Employees


Protect Your Employees from Poaching

November 7, 2013

Poaching or employee raiding is when another business or firm targets your valued team members and attempts to lure them away. Small businesses, especially successful ones, become viable targets because bigger businesses know they can offer more in terms of cash benefits. So how do you ensure that your small business retains those valuable team …
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Be A Better Leader

October 24, 2013

  Everywhere we look; it appears that the most conventional ideas of a leader are shifting. In small businesses we are now seeing a very different model of leadership flourish. The traditional model is triangular with a ‘big chief’ at the top, supported by the base of lower to mid level employees. Today we are …
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Effective Delegation

October 10, 2013

Delegating (giving someone authority to act and react to situations without referring back to you) is an important management tool. But many small business owners prefer to take on almost everything and find it difficult to divvy up tasks to staff members for fear of losing control. Embracing effective delegation techniques will not only keep …
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Building a Great Team Culture

July 25, 2013

It seems that the challenge of building a team has been with us forever. People are the essential ingredient in all businesses however many business owners struggle to harness and develop the huge opportunity that a motivated and committed team of people can bring to a business. Building a team means first creating a culture …
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Employee Chemistry – Don’t Let It Fizzle Out!

December 17, 2012

A company functions best when there is a cohesive team of dedicated individuals who value teamwork, innovation and good old-fashioned hard work. The breakdown of any one of these variables can cause insurmountable issues. That’s why it is crucial to nurture relationships and provide a culture that promotes collaboration and creativity. Creating cohesion will improve …
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Effective Delegation

July 23, 2012

Delegating (giving someone authority to act and react to situations without referring back to you) is an important management tool. But many small business owners prefer to take on almost everything and find it difficult to divvy up tasks to staff members for fear of losing control. Embracing effective delegation techniques will not only keep …
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Building a Great Team Culture

July 9, 2012

  It seems that the challenge of building a team has been with us forever. People are the essential ingredient in all businesses however many business owners struggle to harness and develop the huge opportunity that a motivated and committed team of people can bring to a business. Building a team means first creating a …
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Pay Offs of Training Staff

May 21, 2012

  Training your team members appropriately and frequently is indeed an investment – and one with a powerful return. When your team members are nurtured with the necessary staples they will make better decisions, their relationships will improve and their opinions will show deeper insight. Training can mean seminars, lectures and workshops, manuals, memos and …
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Tips for Recruitment

March 14, 2012

  As one expert puts it, “Gone are the days of simply putting out a ‘Hiring’ sign”. Competition for the right person and the right skill sets can prove a difficult task with disappointing results. However, there are simple steps you can take to make your business more attractive to job seekers without compromising your …
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