When you have a small business, sometimes there are fewer chances for career advancement for employees. If the business is small, open positions aren’t necessarily a frequent occurrence. In addition, not all small companies offer in-depth development training. But this can change, if you have the mindset and use the right tools to offer career development chances to your employees like the bigger companies. Ways for your business to increase career development There are ways...
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When employees leave the companies that they’re working for, this could be for one or many reasons. Some employers think employees leave just because of pay issues though. However, many employees leave jobs for reasons other than money. Also, when an employee does leave a job, it can cost an employer loss of productivity and the expense of finding a replacement.   In addition, a strong company leader will listen to what an employee’s needs...
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If you’re a boss, you could be the primary reason your employees either love or hate their job. The boss is the person who connects all the employees to the organization. If the boss is a bad one, then the employees will eventually find employment elsewhere. A good boss encourages the employees who work for him or her as well as respects them. But what else can make you a good boss? Set clear expectations...
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Managing overtime can be a headache for many companies. There are times when overtime is constant, which can lead to considerable costs for the company. If your company doesn’t find a way to minimize overtime, you can lose a great deal of money which will cut your profits significantly. A single department could pay out thousands of dollars a month in overtime costs. These could be greatly reduced if the company took steps to minimize...
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In today’s rapidly changing workplace, you may find yourself in an unexpected position – you may end up working for someone significantly younger than you. It can be an initial shock but you shouldn’t assume that a person’s age is the only indicator of his or her ability to lead. It’s hard to accept at first but you shouldn’t allow a difference in age or your own pride get in the way of your career...
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Email and other types of digital communication are inescapable parts of the modern work world. These can be excellent tools for certain types of interactions. They can also be major sources of stress if they aren’t managed appropriately. There are steps you can take to make sure that you aren’t overwhelmed by your own electronic tools, and you can also help your team manage their own stress.   It’s easy to fall into the following...
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It’s important to demonstrate respect to others. It’s a critical part of building strong relationships with them. If you don’t demonstrate respect for the people you work with, they won’t respect you. This will lead to many different problems that have the potential to lower morale and productivity. A lack of respectful treatment can increase turnover and lead to conflict at work. How does respect look at work?  There are many ways you can show...
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Email is an inescapable part of work. It can be an excellent tool for certain types of communications. However, there are many minefields you can step on when using email, so it’s important to be careful and understand some basic rules for using this tool appropriately. You want to communicate your messages clearly without confusing anyone or offending someone in the audience. Clarity is critical when it comes to email. Before resorting to written communication,...
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Respect is critical to positive relationships at work. It needs to be mutual between managers and employees, co-workers and colleagues. A respectful environment means that everyone’s voice is heard. People’s contributions are valued and everyone is treated with dignity. No one person is considered more important than others. People have confidence that others won’t undermine them when they aren’t present. What happens if you don’t build a respectful workplace? You’ll find that the ramifications are...
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When you’re marketing products to the public, there are many different demographics you need to consider. Geographic location, education, income, gender, age and race are important considerations. Studies have shown that targeted messages work better than marketing that is created to reach the general population. A lot of attention has been given to generational differences because Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials take different approaches to making decisions. Effective marketing campaigns include generational preferences. Each...
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