You have decided to hire some freelancers for your business. The question that you’re concerned about is how to manage freelancers once you’ve hired them. Meeting them in person is highly unlikely; they’re not sitting at a desk at your company, and you don’t have formal authority over them. They won’t receive bonuses and receive company perks either, so how do you keep their interests peaked about the job? Freelancers are different Freelancers are different...
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Customers can have reasons for not coming back to you for repeat business. Sometimes, it’s a personal preference, or you may no longer supply what they need. But if the reason is because of something that you or your employees did, then that is a problem. So, what are some mistakes you or your employees could be doing that may be driving business away? Common mistakes which can be made There are some common mistakes...
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When you have a team working together, problems will happen. Not everyone will always be on the same page, and some team members will have different opinions on how things should or should not be done. Below are some suggestion on how to handle problems which may crop up in your office team: The team doesn’t have an identity: The members of the team may not feel committed or want to make the effort then....
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Sometimes when there are changes being made in the workplace, employees become resistant and don’t want to cooperate. There are reasons why employees feel this way and working through these reasons with them will help your employees to come on board. So below are some reasons why your employees may be not happy about changes in the workplace. Then the ways to overcome this resistance will be given. Job loss: The fear of losing their...
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When you hire an office manager, you have certain expectations of what the manager will do for you. It’s difficult work, but you feel the person that is your choice should be able to handle the job. Your expectations are along these lines: Your manager will set work objectives and reasonable goals for your employees. Your manager will motivate your employees to do their jobs accordingly. Your manager will measure an employee’s progress against set...
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Personal space issues can become a sore point at the office. The term personal space is the air between your body and the nearest object or person. Each person has their own area of personal space, and it expands and contracts according to the situation. Your personal space will vary depending on different factors too such as if you know the person, your relationship with the person and how much you trust them. The space...
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You, as a business owner, have certain expectations from your employees. But, what if those expectations aren’t met; whose fault is it? Yours or your employees? Would you be surprised to find out that it may be yours? Reasons why expectations are not being reached There may be reasons for why people aren’t doing what you are expecting of them. Some of these reasons are given below and how to fix problems that arise are...
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You may have been hearing a lot of talk about a blended workforce, but what exactly is it? A blended workforce is a mixture of in-office employees which are in a traditional setting with offsite freelancers. The benefits to this type of workforce are many, and it’s becoming an increasingly frequent arrangement in the workforce. So, what’s so great about this type of arrangement? Some advantages The advantages of a blended workforce are good for...
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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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It’s important to have good communication skills when working in an office environment. Miscommunication can cost a company money or a lost client. Good communication skills are especially necessary among team members. So, what are some things that can be done to improve communication with your team members? Communication problems First one of the main issues in not communicating properly is the failure to listen properly. This especially so because co-workers will often interrupt each...
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