At times, an employee that you’ve hired may seem to be the perfect fit for your company culture. But then little issues crop up, and you wonder if you have made the right choice. Or, an employee that you’ve had working for you for a good while starts to act inappropriately or shows signs off discontentment. What do you do in situations like this? Small employee problems that can get out of control If your...
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You always want to make a good impression on clients and colleagues. Being dressed with confidence and being well-groomed is an essential not to be overlooked. How you dress can affect your position at work and getting promotions as well. One wrong fashion choice could make the difference between losing or gaining a client, not getting the job you want or making a bad impression at a client meeting. Below are some helpful ideas to...
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Sometimes it may cross your mind why your business needs an HR department. But if you think about it, the HR department is always working steadily in the background of your business making sure everything is running smoothly. They are important in many areas; from strategic planning to the image of the company. So below are the different departments of HR and how they work within your business. Training and development: The Human Resources Department...
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When you’re investing in a new business, sometimes cash is hard to come by. But there is one way to spend less money and that is to finance office furniture instead of buying it outright. It’s a great option instead of renting it or buying it with cash. Renting it can be expensive too as a long-term option. But when you finance office furniture and equipment, you’re only making a small monthly payment, and you...
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Getting your sales team motivated can take effort on your part. Especially if your sales team is disengaged where they don’t seem to have any motivation. So, if you change your incentives and your strategy, then your sales team will start to put forth more effort. Below are some suggestions to invigorate your sales team again: Let them know what’s going on: Your sales team should be in the know about how sales are doing....
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The workplace has changed over the years from having fixed hours with assigned desks or specific workspaces. Now, employees have more freedom not only to negotiate what hours they want to work but where they want to work from; this is called Workplace Flexibility. What does Workplace Flexibility mean? Workplace Flexibility enables your employee to have more choices when and where to work. It can also mean that your employee works part-time or as a...
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Handling a dissatisfied customer can be one of the most frustrating aspects of owning a business. Some customers who aren’t satisfied can become hostile too. This can affect your sales staff’s motivation and self-confidence.  So, teaching your staff self-restraint and how to handle an angry customer is necessary. Steps for dealing with a difficult customer One of the first things to know about dealing with a difficult customer is not to be forceful. This will...
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When you run a business, there are advantages to teamwork and advantages dealing with the individual performance model outside of teams for your business. There are pros and cons on either side of the coin and depending on the situation; this best decides which method will work best for your office workspace. Teamwork Working in teams is a common business practice. Most job ads will list teamwork then as one of the required job skills...
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There are different reasons why annual reviews are being replaced with continuous reviews. Many businesses are doing away with annual reviews because the continuous reviews are more effective and bring better results. There are other reasons why these changes are being implemented as well and why annual reviews aren’t working anymore. Annual reviews Annual reviews are now considered outdated and inefficient with fewer positive outcomes. Not only is their preparation time-consuming but the time spent...
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Do you know an employee asking for a deserved raise is something that shows initiative? Additionally, a good boss won’t take offense. Because it’s better for a great employee to ask for a raise then to up and quit and work for a better-paying competitor from a boss’s perspective; especially if they would have paid the raise if asked. But, there’s a wrong way and a right way to ask for a raise; and timing...
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