Managing a global team

In the quest for capitalizing on the unique opportunities presented by each major global region businesses are spreading their international reach and teams are becoming more widely spread. Moreover your overseas employees are likely to be local recruits as they need to be familiar with the territory. A larger geographic spread thus brings more cultural diversity. This creates sometimes unexpected challenges for business owners and managers. This article provides clues on how to overcome the physical distance and other issues while managing a geographically distributed team.

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3 Keys to Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction and happiness are essential for a business to run smoothly and efficiently. It’s the role of employers to educate themselves on the needs of their employees and adapt their systems to account for these. To help you do this, we will work through some of the essential points employers must consider to ensure their employees are satisfied, happy and in turn, productive.

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Tips for a Positive Job Interview

Going for a job interview is one of the most uncomfortable experiences that individuals have to undergo. The fear of failing in the job interview and not securing the job strikes many to the extent that they fail to put a performance that will enable them to secure the available job opening. However, adhering to the standard interview expectations will help you get that job you have been dreaming of getting.

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Reasons to Pursue a Degree in Business Administration

Whether you’re a high school student or a graduate looking to further your education, you will have a major decision to make when it’s time to decide which college program you’re going to pursue. There are hundreds of majors, minors, courses, and programs to choose from, including finance, liberal arts, biology, marketing, etc. Depending on the program you pick, you will be presented with a different set of career opportunities and life paths, but some degrees are ultimately more valuable than others.

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Co-working With Confidence – How To Successfully Build A Network

You are working among the some of the most talented people in your industry and in others. Plus, your plan offers you entrée into numerous networking events. More significantly, though, the place hosts a happy hour, and better yet, a barista that serves late night coffee.

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How Much You Need to Earn to Live in the Bay Area (and How to Make That Income)

San Francisco is one of the most glamorous cities in the country — in the world. Let alone the city’s recognizable icons — the Golden Gate Bridge, the trollies, Lombard Street, the ever-present fog — SF’s culture is remarkably unique, offering acceptance almost regardless of who you are or what you like.

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Your first hire: The big considerations

It would be fair to say that starting a business is easier than it ever has been before. Once upon a time there was a high chance that you would have had high initial costs, with a bricks and mortars store usually being one of these. Now, through the power of the internet, this completely isn’t the case. Continue reading “Your first hire: The big considerations”

Is Your Staff Happy? Here’s Why You Should Care

It’s a well-known fact that without efficient staff the level of success a company can reach is limited. There is only so much that an entrepreneur can do on their own to reach the top, which is why many hire employees to help lighten the load. Though it is necessary to hire top talent, retaining staff and ensuring that they’re performing at their best requires a lot more than a nice salary with fringe benefits. As a business owner, it is also your responsibility to make sure that those you employ are content.  Continue reading “Is Your Staff Happy? Here’s Why You Should Care”

How to Get A Promotion at Work

Setting some goals for your career and a timeframe that you would like to achieve them in is an important way of staying on track. If you’ve got the ability, there is no reason why you shouldn’t progress through your company or move onto a higher role in a different one. Unfortunately, getting a promotion is not always easy and sometimes it can be hard to figure out what you need to do to progress. It can be very disheartening when your boss chooses a new candidate for a higher role that you feel that you have been working hard for throughout several years. Understanding how to make yourself shine in the workplace is very important and when you eventually get that promotion you will be very happy! Continue reading “How to Get A Promotion at Work”

3 Common Causes For Workplace and Other Injuries

Most people don’t expect to show up to work in the morning as a healthy employee and leave later that day with a workers’ compensation claim. However, this is something that many people will experience in their lifetime. These types of personal injuries can cause you not only physical pain, but emotional and financial pain as well. So to help keep you healthy and avoid any accidents at work or just in your daily life, here are three common causes for workplace and other injuries and how to avoid them. Continue reading “3 Common Causes For Workplace and Other Injuries”

3 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Raise

In the business world, it’s common for people to feel like their loyalty and work for a company should be adequately compensated. However, feeling like you should get a raise and actually securing that raise are two very different things. In our culture, talking about money can be very taboo, even in a professional setting. Knowing this, most people want to come to the table well prepared for a positive exchange between this boss. So to help make this more likely, here are three ways to increase your chances of getting a raise. Continue reading “3 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Raise”