Alternatives to Disciplining Employees

If you have employees, there will be a need to handle problematic behaviors or performance – like tardiness, incomplete work, or a bad attitude. For many business owners and managers, addressing those problems is often their most uncomfortable and cumbersome task. Not only can progressive discipline be awkward, but also it can involve substantial planning,...

Handling Advice and Feedback

In your business, it’s no doubt an everyday event for staff to share feedback or advice. From project managers to team leaders to supervisors to co-workers, all staff members would have occasion to provide guidance, instructions, and opinions to each other. Keep an eye on your milestone chart – your team seems to be running...

Five Types of Problem Employees

Strong management and leadership are important when people become a problem … because, at some point, people in the workplace will become a problem. Staff members – let’s just call them “employees” – can create difficulties due to issues like their attitude, performance, ethics, or lack of knowledge.  These personnel can be salaried employees, temps,...

Free or Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees

Staff members (“employees”) deserved to be recognized for doing outstanding work, being a team player, meeting deadlines, or other positive behaviors. Rewards are an undeniably great way to build morale and confidence, provide incentives for continued good work, and grow company loyalty. Sometimes, though, the budget is tight. Free or Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees...

Hiring the Right Business Associates

How often have you heard the phrase “No man is an island”? The quote is from a seventeenth century sermon by author John Donne. It continues “No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others.” No one can really argue with that. As humans, we rely on unknown sources like the persons who built our local...

Employee Hiring Plan: Auto Repair Business in 2019

This week I’m writing about using an Employee Hiring Plan in an Auto Repair business. An Employee Hiring Plan helps you to win the battle for the top talent by consistently generating more than enough leads, screening out non-performers, and using a skills-based test-drive process and psychometrics to choose team members that deliver results. 22...

Using Psychometric Profiling to Hire Employees in 2019

When you are recruiting new employees to work in your small business, you want to make sure they have the knowledge and skills for the specific job position you are filling. You also want to make sure that your employee will be happy in their position. So while looking at their CV is always something...

Importance of Team Building

When you have a small business, you know that communication between the different team members is crucial. However, you also understand that before they are a team, they are individuals, each one with their own personalities. So, how can you make sure that all your team members get along and can communicate well so that...

Are You using Performance Incentive Plans?

As you already know, employees are a crucial aspect of every small business. They give their time, work, commitment, and creativity. So, you want to make sure that you are compensating them in the right way. A performance incentive plan can be a great solution for you. In addition to payroll, you need to ensure...

How To Get The Best Employees For Your Small Business

Attracting only the best employees is every business owner’s dream. After all, you know that you need the right people to help you implement and grow your business. However, you are also aware that the best employees can cost a lot of money. And your budget is limited. How can ensure the best employees choose...