Did you know that an estimated nine million adults in the US vape regularly and that the number is growing? If you’re an employer it’s likely that at least one of your employees vapes. So, what should you do about the growing trend? Continue reading “E-cigarettes in the workplace – a guide for employers”
With President Trump recently withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the subject of sustainability has once again stepped out of the realm of good business practice to the sphere of international politics and an outraged press. Whatever your opinion on this matter, one’s thing for sure: all this chatter around sustainability will have businesses wondering if they’re doing enough to tackle the size of their environmental footprint. Continue reading “Is Your Business taking the Right Steps to Tackle Sustainability?”
Aspiring entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for innovative ways to transform their vision into a reality. The idea that germinates in one’s mind needs to be nurtured and nourished until it becomes a self-sustaining profitable system. The complex process of transforming an idea into a reality involves multiple steps, all within the ambit of confidence, diligence and actionable plans. Continue reading “Bringing Bold Business Ideas to Life”
The Society for Human Resource Management’s exhaustive employee satisfaction survey is a blueprint for managers and executives who take their employees’ happiness seriously. If you’re looking to improve the workplace environment for your subordinates, click that link and don’t come back. Continue reading “Find Meaning in Your Work – 4 Ways to Get More from Your Career”
Creating systems is a really important way to enable growth within a business. Many people firstly think of improving leadership, skills and finance for growth and overlook building an organised and systematic approach to running the business. Continue reading “Enabling business growth through systems”
Have you been dreaming about opening your own business? A lot of small business owners can get wrapped up in the wonderful idea of owning their own business, without properly preparing themselves and their company for the rocky road ahead. Since many small business owners aren’t taking the proper steps to ensure success, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found that, “about half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability of survival increases with a firm’s age.” Continue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running for 5+ Years”
What can be more appealing than a career of a freelance travel writer? You see new places and meet new people every day, enrich your life experience with new impressions, and overall lead a fascinating lifestyle, while at the same time monetizing your writing genius. People like reading, and even the age of technology cannot stop us from getting involved in new captivating stories and articles – the only difference is that most of the reading is now done online. Continue reading “Valuable Tips on Effective Writing During Travel”
An MBA graduate would be promised a bright future professional this is often true. But beware! Before embarking on the MBA path, you have to ask yourself the right questions. For if this diploma can boost a career, nothing is acquired: an MBA only makes sense if it is part of a coherent professional project.
Also, we must not lose sight of this particularly demanding adventure in terms of time and financial investment. So here are some good reasons to choose this way … sometimes to nuance and, in any case, to balance well with the other possible options. Continue reading “Reasons to Take an MBA Programs: Learn Marketing from B-Schools”
In today’s business world, it can be observed that there are more men atop the corporate ladder than women, yet it’s definitely wrong to assume that this makes men the superior sex in the industry. In fact, there are multiple studies that show how women outperform men in entrepreneurship, being more driven and initiative to achieve better results. Continue reading “Why Female Bosses are a Whole Other Level”
It takes time to build a successful business. In the beginning, you may begin as a sole trader, but as the business grows, there will come a point when you think about incorporating or forming an LLC. You don’t have to do this, but there are many good reasons to take this step, and if not now, then at some point in the future. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate”
Your first year in business will be both one of your most exciting and stressful times of your life. Fortunately, things can go much more smoothly if you know how to brand your company correctly.
Here are some general guidelines to follow (and some common mistakes to avoid). Continue reading “Branding Do’s and Don’ts for New Business Owners”
Are there any dangers associated with NOT following business compliance regulations? Yes, there are legal implications for you, your business, your managers, your customers and your employees. Business safety refers to the legal guardianship of various aspects that make up your business. Here are four ways to keep your business “safe” from negative legal implications. Continue reading “Keep Your Business Safe with Staff Compliance Training”
Team collaboration is an integral part of every company. Without it, your company will rapidly decline and evaporate. The biggest part of collaboration is communication, and its effective communication that drives good collaboration. There are however, multiple ways to increase that communication effort and in turn increases the overall collaboration.
Today, we take 7 simple ways that you can implement more collaboration in your company and in your team. Continue reading “7 Simple Tips to Make Your Team More Collaborative”
In today’s job market, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to attract top talent because the competition is stiff. Typically, the big corporations have money to hire top-notch recruiting agencies that are in the business of advertising for and attracting the very best within a given industry. That is what they do and they are usually very good at it or they wouldn’t be in business long. So, what it is it that these recruiters advise companies to do in order to attract top talent? Here are six of the key benefits job seekers are attracted to. Continue reading “6 Key Benefits that Attract Top Talent”
Sometimes, the best way to build comradery amongst team members is to get the team out of the comfort zone of the office. People from all departments of a corporation look forward to the summertime tradition of getting together as a corporate family and taking in new sights, sounds, and activities. The summer months will be here more quickly than you think. Some preparation today can go a long way toward creating memories that your employees can look back on fondly for the rest of their careers, if not the rest of their lives. Continue reading “5 Rewarding Ideas For This Summers Corporate Event”
Take a look at your company’s current incentives program and you may be thinking that you already have everything covered, but have you already considered improving your safety and wellness programs? Perhaps you’ve tried a few things, but you’re not seeing your employees making a change for the better.Conversely, you might just want to see better results. If that’s the case, then you should consider using safety and wellness incentives to get the job done. Continue reading “Safety and Wellness Incentive Programs: Do They Work?”
Proper compensation of a company’s workforce is critical in any business, especially for those who have a sales team that brings in new customers and nurtures relationships existing ones. Creating a sound sales compensation plan is vital to continuous business growth because it keeps your salespeople motivated in addition to encouraging the best performers to stay on. Continue reading “3 Things to Consider When Setting Up a Sales Compensation Plan”
As a small business, reducing your bottom line to let your profits flow is by far the most important thing. You can be making $10,000 in sales every week, but if your business costs $8,000 to maintain, it will be hard to sustain your business for long. Continue reading “7 Ways to Save Money As a Small Business You Probably Didn’t Know”
While it may not seem like it, the oil and gas sector have a lot of similarities with the technology sector. Both have far reaching effects that they have transcended from being mere consumer sectors into becoming cultural drivers. These similarities allow them to learn from each other – lessons learned in one can be applied to the other. Continue reading “Oil and Gas Industry Trends That Tech Companies Can Learn From”
With talent compensation being high concern in most (if not all) professionally managed firms, this is one thing that talent managers should be aware of, to protect the interest of all workforce. So what is this domain of workforce compensation? Continue reading “10 Questions of Workmen Compensation Insurance Answered”
So, you want to get your office communicating better?
Some days, it can feel like an impossible task. But with the right tools, any office can have smooth, efficient and respectful communication. Don’t believe me? Read on to learn the top 5 ways to build communication in your office. Continue reading “5 Ways to Build Communication in Your Office”
Employee satisfaction in the workplace should be a main business goal for a variety of reasons. Firstly, employees who experience a lot of job satisfaction are more likely to be engaged with their work, motivated to improve their productivity, and loyal to your company because they care about its results. Striving to achieve a high level of employee satisfaction leads to better customer relationships, improved employee retention, and a positive workplace morale. We’ve listed some of the best ways to improve employee satisfaction in your workplace. Continue reading “Four Strategies to Improve Job Satisfaction in Your Workplace”
Many startups are gradually gaining prominence in this digital era, due to the innovative offerings and innovative business plans they are enabling. In this article we highlight some of the most innovative ones we found which started recently. Continue reading “10 Most Promising Start Ups to Follow in 2017”
Entrepreneurs launching their new business ventures face a challenging road ahead. There are many different aspects to cover that are essential to the success of the venture. Though there is much to be said for independent research, face to face communication has its benefits. Continue reading “5 Things To Remember When Starting A Business”
Entrepreneurs just beginning their journey in the world of small business all face the same conflict sooner or later; what moves should be made to grow the business? When a company is quickly outgrowing its original intentions, it is important to understand what a growing business can do to continue their hard-fought success. Continue reading “Smart Moves to Grow your Small Business”
No one can argue the fact that English is widely used as an international language nowadays. However, statistics show that out of the 7.5 billion people inhabiting the world today, only 1.5 billion of them speak English. Out of these 1.5 billion, about 400 million are native speakers. Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, French, Russian, and Portuguese are among the most spoken languages today. Continue reading “Keep Employees Happy and Productive With Online Language Courses”
In the business world, contracts are meant to form a clear breakdown of the agreements between you and your clients. Despite this though, there are instances where these can be disputed, which needless to say, can be quite challenging and difficult to deal with. Continue reading “How to Avoid Contract Disputes”
Understanding the need to add employees may be a no-brainer if you’ve been a supervisor in the corporate world for more than five minutes. But recognizing the need to encourage today’s team to stick around for the long haul is the mark of a true leader who genuinely has the benefit of the company at heart. Continue reading “Employee Retention: the Mark of a Healthy Company”
Highlights of our study
- By 2020, India is planning to upgrade the solar power generation to 100 GW, which is among the largest in the world.
- By financial year 2017, The World Bank (WBG) is helping India on the plan by providing a fund of more than $1 billion. This is largest-ever funding for solar power to any country.
- WBG is also aiding India-International Solar Alliance, which targets to promote usage of solar power globally by investing $1 trillion by 2030.
Many employers feel that what an employee does outside of work on their hours off is none of the company’s business. However, once that employee’s behavior begins affecting the way they’re able to do their job, their actions can quickly become a big problem for their employers. Especially in the case of substance abuse, dealing with employees who regularly abuse drugs or alcohol can negatively impact a business in a big way. Continue reading “3 Ways Employees With Substance Addiction Could Negatively Affect Your Business”