Monthly Archives: February 2021

Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business

February 24, 2021 | 348 views

Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business
Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business

The need for hiring and training has not gone away in our virus-filled world. Instead, training employees is more challenging than ever. As with other processes in the last year, we need to consider multiple training options that suit our business needs and that conform to health guidelines.

Face-to-Face Training

Traditional in-house training can have different forms. A business training program might include one-on-one or shadowing a single person who can provide direct and immediate guidance to the trainee. Or it can be a class designed to educate a larger group at one time. In-person training, no matter the number of trainees, has the advantage of being fast and efficient. When someone has a question, the trainer can answer it quickly.

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Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

February 17, 2021 | 343 views

Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?
Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

We’ve talked a lot about flexible scheduling, from a 4-day workweek to job-sharing options. Generally, these non-traditional schedules improve some areas of your business: efficiency, employee morale, or even your comparative attractiveness to prospective employees. Flexibility in working hours is in high demand from employees, and another option that might be right for your business is a 9/80 schedule.

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How Technology Matters in Small Business

February 11, 2021 | 609 views

How Technology Matters in Small Business
How Technology Matters in Small Business

Growing a small business is tough work. It requires a limitless supply of dedication and perseverance to succeed. The hard work pays off, eventually. It starts in little ways:  you finally have a family meal, or you allow yourself to sleep in on a weekend day. And those moments are necessary for you and the business so that you are fresh and able to keep your entrepreneurial strength for the hard work ahead.

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9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue

February 5, 2021 | 375 views

9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue
9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue

Do you remember when we complained about meetings and the time they took? I’m afraid it has gotten worse as we’ve switched group meetings to Zoom. Since the pandemic began, the length of meetings has shortened—that’s a positive change. However, the number and style of meetings have changed in negative ways. If you use Zoom for meetings, you probably feel the negative impact of constantly being “on” and “in” a meeting. Zoom fatigue is very real, and we are less productive because of it.

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