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5 Ways Office Culture Impacts Productivity 

By Company Culture

Every business, to be successful, must work like a symphony where each “instrument” (function/department) plays its part in time and in tune with the other parts. The thing that brings “harmony” to the work is office culture. Yet, it would be a mistake for business leaders to let office culture define itself without a deliberate effort…

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When Should HR Handle Employee Conflict?

By Human Resources

It has frequently been stated that employees are the heart of every organization. Thus, healthy employee relationships contribute mightily to the strength of an organization’s success. Conversely, if there is poor company culture, if relationship problems exist, and especially if there is conflict in the workplace, the “heart” will become weak and ineffective. The leaders of every organization…

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12 Steps to Reduce High Turnover Rates 

By Uncategorized

In his acclaimed book, “Good to Great,” author Jim Collins described the importance of getting the right people on the “bus” and in the right seats. It is also important to keep them “on the bus” because employee turnover is costly and can be disruptive. Losing key people is a dilemma for all businesses but it can be…

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Should Your Company Give Holiday Bonuses? 

By Small Business

No matter the state of the economy, most employees generally desire holiday bonuses and annual raises. But as a small business owner, there are many considerations to examine before giving bonuses. So, should business owners give their employees holiday bonuses?  How Often do Companies Give Holiday Bonuses  The data indicate a range of possibilities. A report from…

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How to Overcome Small Business Setbacks 

By Small Business

If you are running a small business, you want “smooth sailing,” right? Good sales, consistent profits, growth, and no setbacks. Well, unfortunately, the path for most if not all small businesses includes some “bumps in the road;” small business setbacks. The harsh reality is that about 20 percent of new businesses fail during their first two years…

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11 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient 

By Small Business

Do you want your business to be more efficient? That’s one of those “duh, yes, of course” questions. Improving business efficiency should be an important goal for every business, large and small. But being more efficient takes planning and deliberate consistent effort.  What is Business Efficiency  A business that is efficient improves its processes to minimize…

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How to Start Making Profit as a New Business

By Small Business

It goes without saying that every new business starts out small. Even a goliath like today’s Amazon started out small. The United States is home to many small businesses because entrepreneurship is a key part of “The American dream.” According to the Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the U.S. and according to…

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How Much Should I Pay Employees 

By Human Resources

Every small business owner asks himself/herself, “How much should I pay employees?” The right employee pay is truly one of the most critical issues for a business owner to solve.  Is Employee Pay Really Important?  Employee pay is not simply a budget number. It is a critical measure that reflects how each employee feels he/she…

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Why You Should Use Digital Time Sheets

By Time Keeping

Business leaders have so many things to do. Some of those could be described as “administrative maintenance,” like timekeeping and attendance. A wise executive will look for ways to focus on moving his/her business forward instead of spending valuable time on the less critical functions. A great solution is digital time sheets, a key element of…

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