Category Archives: Small Business Tips

Why You Should Gamify HR (and How to Do It)

February 28, 2019 | 576 views

Why You Should Gamify HR (and How to Do It)
Why You Should Gamify HR (and How to Do It)

Gamification is becoming a trend in the workplace, and it’s easy to see why. Gamification techniques done right can make the most boring HR processes more fun (or at least a little less boring) and engage employees.


Gamification takes competitive, social, and progress-based game techniques and applies them to non-game environments. This can help HR managers help employees feel rewarded in ways outside of traditional compensation.


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4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)

February 20, 2019 | 798 views

4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)
4 Contributors to Poor Productivity (that You Should Avoid at All Costs)

Poor productivity may be costing you more than you realize: having disengaged workers costs organizations around $500 billion per year. If you haven’t considered how lack of efficiency or motivation has impacted your business, it’s time to assess whether you might be part of the problem.


1. Not Keeping Your Eye on the Big Picture

In order for employees to feel important, it helps for them to know that they are a critical part of the success of the company. To do this, managers must work with employees to identify key performance indicators (KPIs) that will be used to evaluate their success for their unique positions.

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4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale

February 6, 2019 | 780 views

4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale
4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale

How would improving employee morale enhance your organization? Maybe it could improve production and collaboration, decrease absenteeism, and even improve employee’s work-life balance. Doesn’t that sound good?


Having employees that believe they have a positive work-life balance can actually increase their productivity by 21%.  And those that don’t feel they have it are more likely to leave the company:


“One study revealed that one out of four workers who felt they had no support structure for adequate work-life balance made plans to quit in the following two years, in comparison to 17 percent who felt they had support,” says William Craig at Forbes.com.

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How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths

January 30, 2019 | 1,009 views

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths
How to Increase Your Productivity Without Going to Great Lengths

Perhaps one of the most inspiring CEOs of our time is Peter Shankman. One of his cornerstone accomplishments is Help A Reporter Out (HARO), a business that became an almost overnight success and was acquired in less than two years by Vocus, Inc. But recently he’s turned his focus elsewhere — on telling his story about being a productive CEO with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


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How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit

January 23, 2019 | 769 views

How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit
How to Gain Buy-In For New Technology and Processes at Your Non-Profit

The two biggest challenges for businesses today, which are trying to embrace the rapid momentum into a digital world, are over-reliance on legacy technology and internal resistance. That’s according to a 2018 survey by Vanson Bourne.


Buying into new tools and adjusting processes that have been in place for years is uncomfortable. As humans, we’re naturally resistant to change and actively avoid the discomfort that goes along with forming new habits. The end result is that we stay stuck in our current patterns never making necessary adjustments to outdated processes.

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4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

January 9, 2019 | 2,504 views

4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019
4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

Is becoming more productive one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you have a good mindset going into 2019. Still, that kind of broad-brush resolution isn’t concrete enough to lend you real results. You must get more specific and concrete with what that increased productivity will look like for you.


If you want to be a better manager of your time in 2019, here are four New Year’s resolutions you can make now to help you reach your goals in the year ahead.

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Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

December 26, 2018 | 1,083 views

Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Perhaps one of the hardest, and most necessary, things to do is ask for help. For some reason, it makes people cringe to have to lean on others to get things done. That’s probably why one in five highly-engaged employees are at risk of burnout, according to the Harvard Business Review. Yet, when you’re in business, you have no other choice than to lean on others if you want to reach your goals.

 

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How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

December 19, 2018 | 1,093 views

How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

Gone are the days when people worked hard to climb the corporate ladder. Today, Millennials and other generations are job-hopping more than ever before, according to LinkedIn. The only way to keep people on board is to create a culture of loyalty.

 

As enticing as loyalty might be, many companies don’t know where to start when it comes to getting talented people to stay on board. If you’re worried about how to keep your team you have throughout 2019, here are a few tips for how to build loyalty into your company culture.

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Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

December 12, 2018 | 3,586 views

Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Are you notoriously late for meetings or missing deadlines? If so, you probably lack time management skills.

 

Time management is the ability to maximize every minute in your 24-hour day. If you’re struggling to keep up with all you have on your plate, you might want to make a 2019 New Year’s resolution to change your time management habits. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

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3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

December 5, 2018 | 955 views

3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

Look at social media feeds and you think the concept of feeling overwhelmed is the vogue these days. That’s because everyone seems to be drowning in work, life, and play. As to-do lists stack higher and higher, so do the pressures we put on ourselves. If you’re looking to reduce feelings of overwhelm, look at these three common areas that could be sucking your energy reserves dry.

 

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