Monthly Archives: June 2021

Are Floating Holidays Right for Your Small Business?

June 30, 2021 | 145 views

Are Floating Holidays Right for Your Small Business?
Are Floating Holidays Right for Your Small Business?

Offering paid time off is one of many incentives to improve your hiring prospects. In some situations, based on region or company size, paid time off may be required. To accommodate paid time off, small businesses usually specify common holidays that are suitable. Sometimes, it is better to be more flexible and offer floating holidays to employees—floating holidays might be right for your employees and your small business.

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What Predictability Pay Means for Employee Scheduling

June 23, 2021 | 143 views

What Predictability Pay Means for Employee Scheduling
What Predictability Pay Means for Employee Scheduling

Wage and labor laws constantly change—usually for the benefit of hourly workers. The latest pay advantage for workers is predictability pay. It is a legal mandate designed to penalize employers whose scheduling is not as predicted, making it difficult for employees to plan their shifts. Starting this month, predictability pay requirements will be enforced in the city of Philadelphia, and it is likely to spread to cities soon.

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4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners

June 16, 2021 | 145 views

4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners
4 Ways to Make Employees Think More Like Owners

We’ve all worked for someone else as an employee. From the first fast-food job in high school to the job we secured after college, we know what it is like to be an employee. It means following a prescribed set of rules—from arrival times to task lists, employees are governed by what their “superior” tells them to do.

The manager or owner giving the orders, on the other hand, is prioritizing tasks based upon information and goals about which employees have no information. An employee may complete their task list, but they do not share the overall objective of the owner. However, for a business to be its best, managers must foster an environment that helps employees think like owners.

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7 Low-Cost Employee Incentives to Increase Employee Productivity

June 4, 2021 | 110 views

7 Low-Cost Employee Incentives to Increase Employee Productivity
7 Low-Cost Employee Incentives to Increase Employee Productivity

As a manager or business owner, employees are valuable to your organization and, sometimes, difficult to motivate. When we deal with people on our team, we face personality issues, skills limitations, and large payroll costs. It is not always a positive experience. Yet, employee performance affects our organization and is deeply entwined with human behavior. To get the best performance and responses, I suggest utilizing some kind of employee incentive program.

Now, before you scoff at giving more to employees who already cost a lot to pay, consider some of the data about incentive programs:

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