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”

Why Your Employees Should Be Your First

Employee retention matters for several good reasons and is an important topic you should pay more attention to if you want to get ahead. It’s an aspect of business many owners forget about and fail to address, only for them to later regret letting their staff fall through the cracks when they either drift to their competitors. Continue reading “Why Your Employees Should Be Your First”

How to Maintain Good Relations with Remote Workers

Many businesses will rely on office workers to keep the daily running of their company smooth. Yet they will also need the help of their remote working team to get important tasks done each day. When you have remote workers making up your workforce, you need to ensure they feel valued and important within the business. This can be a difficult task when they live far away, often in other countries. Nevertheless, there are some key ways you can maintain good relations with your remote workers, which will see some immeasurable benefits to your business.

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How to successfully apply for online job opportunities

You can carry out a lot of activities easily via the internet, and applying for an employment position is not an exception. Although this may seem like a convenient way to pursue your career goals, it may just not be the best idea. With little chances of actually getting considered for a job position, some people have discredited online job applications. Others have found the secret to applying for online jobs and are having a track record with getting employment online. Are there certain things that the latter know that the former do not? These are some quick tips on applying and getting online jobs.

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3 Ways To Help Employees With Special Needs or Circumstances

As a business owner, it’s important that you follow all the rules and laws relating to proper hiring and employment practices. However, if you want to have a reputation as a company that truly takes care of their employees and become a dream employer for potential new hires, you should aim to go above and beyond when it comes to accommodating those with injuries, special needs, or unique circumstances. So to help you do this, here are three things you can do that will help your company better serve those who have special circumstances or additional needs. Continue reading “3 Ways To Help Employees With Special Needs or Circumstances”

Keep Your Team Motivated With Friendly Competition

How motivated is your team? If you’re not sure, take a quick look around the office. Do people look bored and totally checked out? Does your team look unhappy around the office while they work?

Productivity levels are another key indicator of motivation. If productivity has been dropping or stalled off completely it’s a sign that employees aren’t very motivated to work.  Continue reading “Keep Your Team Motivated With Friendly Competition”

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

‘I’ll try again next year,’ and other phrases characterize most of our attitudes towards New Year’s resolutions. By February, most of us are back to our previous year’s habits with a tinge of guilt that slowly fades as the year progresses. If you’re among said demographic, it’s not entirely your fault; we are creatures of habit, making change very hard. Continue reading “How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions”

4 Surprising Skills Highly Useful In The Business World

When you think of the business skills that can help you with finding a well-paying job, advancing in your career, or growing your small business, you probably think of taking formal business classes in accounting, management, finance, and marketing. While, of course, these hard skills are necessary to excel in the world of business, if you think outside the box, you might be surprised to discover some other, softer skill sets, that can prove to be highly useful, too.   Continue reading “4 Surprising Skills Highly Useful In The Business World”