Frustrations are a part of working life. Co-workers, customers, regulations and management can contribute to feelings of anger, irritation and discomfort. Everyone feels this way sometimes. As a manager, you need to know as much as possible about the issues that trouble your employees. You should also be someone they trust so that they will talk to you when they’re worried or upset. When employees come to you with their concerns, they’re demonstrating a significant...
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It’s exciting when a business grows. After all, it’s the goal of business owners to watch their companies grow and thrive. However, growth brings its own set of problems. There are many examples of businesses that have failed because the owners aren’t able to adapt to the challenges of a growing business. Sometimes, the people that are trying to build a company that are the very people that hold it back. But, if the entrepreneur...
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You want to encourage your employees to develop their skills and achieve their dreams. You probably have great team members that make valuable contributions on a daily basis. What happens, though, when what they ultimately want to achieve doesn’t include working at your company in the long run? Your first instinct might be to give the person notice, but don’t jump to conclusions. You have more options You may find yourself in middle of a...
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A good supervisor needs many different skills. It’s a common misconception that someone who is skilled at a particular job is a good candidate for management. Companies often promote people based on their competency at certain skills and tasks. For example, a good customer service agent might be promoted to a customer service supervision role. A strong accountant could be promoted to head of the accounting department. A good salesperson may end up as a...
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Companies are always trying to stay on the cutting edge of recruiting strategies. Even in the toughest economic times, there is plenty of competition for the best and brightest employees. Holding career fairs and placing employment advertisements aren’t the most strategic ways to find workers in the modern environment. Today’s workers use a variety of techniques to find jobs and they expect fast, up-to-the minute communication. People don’t expect long hiring processes or expect to...
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Every company has to have a clear message that they want to send to customers. However, that message needs to be adapted to different audiences. The voice you use and the message you send will change based on your target audience. Most companies have many different types of customers. They also want to send messages to employees, prospective employees and vendors. Every message needs to be adapted appropriately so that the target audience receives the...
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Change is the one constant in every work environment. It comes whether we like it or not. Change is caused by a variety of factors. The economy fluctuates. Competition forces companies to re-evaluate their strategies. This can result in many different kinds of upheaval in the organization. Major changes can occur that affect people everywhere in the company. At times like these, there are a variety of major changes that can cause employee stress. Situations...
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The world of work has changed a great deal over the last two decades. Hiring has had to adapt to the needs of the workplace and the work styles of employees. Although many workplaces still have a typical 9-5 workday, Monday through Friday, but due to a variety of factors, there have been many changes. That is why a new hiring model, called on-demand hiring, has become more popular in the workplace. On-demand hiring has...
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Furnishing or updating an office it is an expensive endeavor. There are many advantages to using an office furniture liquidator instead of a retail store to help you furnish your office space. When you’re planning on furnishing or redecorating your office, you should consider the options that liquidators provide. These companies purchases large quantities of furnishings and sell them at discounted prices. The same companies may also be approved distributors of new furniture for some...
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When you need to furnish or upgrade your company’s furnishings, you have a lot of options. You also have to deal with guidelines and restrictions every time you embark on this type of project. These may include the office style, number of employees, available space, predicted company growth, pre-existing furniture, the project timeline and, of course, your budget. If you want a successful, attractive and cost-effective solution invest some time in researching your options. Not...
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