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5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

February 8, 2017 | 281 views

5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

5 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Manager Tomorrow

The Boy Scouts motto of “always be prepared” can easily translate to the management spectrum. Preparation is key when it comes to reducing stress and improving office morale. It gets your mindset in the right place so when you walk into the office each morning, you set the tone of a productive, enjoyable workday.

 

Sounds great, but how do you make this happen? Here are five things you can do today to be a better manager tomorrow.

 

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4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

February 1, 2017 | 380 views

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

4 Types of Technology to Simplify Your HR

The world of HR is constantly in flux these days. New technology is regularly released to make your job as a business manager simpler. Even with all of the new options available to you, do you know which types of technology you need? What tools will make your job easier?

 

Here are four types of HR technology to simplify your to-do list so you have more time to focus on the more complex non-administrative tasks in running your business.

 

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Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

January 25, 2017 | 332 views

Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

Is the Winter Sucking Your Employees’ Productivity Levels Dry?

Short, dark, and dreary. That pretty much sums up the cold winter days ahead. The cheer of the holidays have passed and now your team is counting down to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. It’s this time of year when productivity plummets and people need an extra boost of inspiration to get work done.

 

Here are a few things you can do to help your team combat cabin fever while in the office and stay on top of their productivity game.

 

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Are Your Annual Employee Surveys Giving You the True Picture?

January 18, 2017 | 309 views

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

Let’s hit the rewind button and go back 30 years ago to a time when employee turnover was only 4%. Most of the time when an employee left a business three decades ago, it was involuntary.

 

Now, let’s jump back to today where employee turnover is over 10% and people are leaving businesses more freely. This type of turnover has put a tremendous burden on employers making it harder than ever to manage simple HR tasks, such as payroll, scheduling, and more.

 

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10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

January 11, 2017 | 395 views

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Are Costing Them Productivity

Looking back on 2016, are you happy with how much you accomplished? Or are you surprised by how fast the year went by without reaching your goals?

 

This year, make it a goal to be productive. The first step in doing so is stopping productivity-zapping habits. Here are 10 that are common among small business owners.

 

1. You Sit Too Much

Think the number of hours you’re logging behind your desk is ratcheting up your productivity? Think again. Giving your eyes, ears, and mind a break from work is healthy and can be just the refresher you need to produce more.

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4 Risks to Take in 2017

January 4, 2017 | 376 views

4 Risks to Take in 2017

4 Risks to Take in 2017

Are you naturally risk averse? If so, you’re not alone. It’s scary to make a big change and even scarier to think about the consequences of what could go wrong.

 

Still, it takes a risk to watch your business grow and your team succeed. As we enter a New Year, it’s a good time to make strategic changes to your business and that requires taking small, calculated risks.

 

Here are 4 risks we encourage you to take in 2017 to help your business grow.

 

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4 Incentives to Help Your Employees Be More Productive

December 28, 2016 | 441 views

4 Incentives to Help Your Employees Be More Productive

4 Incentives to Help Your Employees Be More Productive

Serious managers know that each employee plays an important role in the overall mission of the firm. But, far too often, employees lack the motivation that’s required to reach their goals and be productive.

 

It can be difficult to muster up enough excitement around work but with the right incentives, both your employees and your business can excel.

Here are four incentives you can offer to encourage your team to be more productive at work.

 

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New Year’s Resolutions for Managers: How to Be a Better Leader in 2017

December 21, 2016 | 429 views

New Year’s Resolutions for Managers: How to Be a Better Leader in 2017

New Year’s Resolutions for Managers: How to Be a Better Leader in 2017

What does it look like to be a strong leader? Are you assertive and authoritative? Or are you friendly, fostering a more fun workplace? Chances are, you’re somewhere in the middle. And chances are you’re looking for a way to improve your leadership game.

 

There’s no time like the New Year to make that change. Here are a few resolutions you can make to become a better leader in 2017.

 

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How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

December 14, 2016 | 409 views

How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

How to Get More Out of Your Volunteers During the Holidays

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also the busiest and most chaotic time of the year. For non-profit organizations, this can mean fewer human resources on hand during a time when demand is at peak level.  

 

Sound familiar? Here are five things you can do to get more out of your volunteers during this festive, but busy time of year.

 

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4 Reasons the Holidays Require You to Bring in More Employees

December 7, 2016 | 354 views

4 Reasons the Holidays Require You to Bring in More Employees

4 Reasons the Holidays Require You to Bring in More Employees

It’s not a secret that the holiday season is the busiest season for most businesses. Hotels book up with guests traveling from out of town who still want to keep a safe distance from relatives. Retailers see a boom in sales from buyers who need the perfect gift. Even some non-profits see an uptick in interest with days like Giving Tuesday.

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