As consumers, we’ve all had negative customer service experiences. Some of them may have left us scratching our head about why a business would employ someone who treats patrons poorly. Yet, as a business leader, it can be hard to know when it’s time to let an employee go. Here are three signs to help you know when it’s time to make that decision.
You worked with a recruiter to find a promising new employee. She chose your company after receiving several job offers, and you feel lucky to have her on board. So how do you keep her?
Job seekers often accept positions because of the accompanying salary, benefits, and opportunity for advancement. But satisfaction from these items may last only three to six months. To build long-term employee satisfaction, companies need to find other ways to keep teams happy. Use these tips to inspire your staff.
As an employer or supervisor, you may have to perform the uncomfortable task of firing an employee. The process is never easy; terminating an employee can be a time consuming process. You already spent numerous hours hiring and training an employee with the expectations of quality performance. Firing an employee will lead to more hours spent on one person. Every business owner knows time is money. Consider these do’s and don’ts to help in the termination process.
I don't know why I have known the chorus to Dolly Parton's hit song 9 to 5 for as long as I can remember, but I have. I'm pretty sure I never saw the movie of the same name (featuring Dolly, as well as Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), or was exposed to the song on a regular basis (our household was more apt to play The Beatles or CCR). Somewhere along my life's journey I heard the song and it is now firmly entrenched in my mind.
Shifts in business hiring practices and the workforce have pushed companies to carefully evaluate the need for new hires. As a result, more and more companies have turned to highly skilled, temporary personnel as a solution to their staffing problems. Here are five signs that suggest a temporary hire may be the best solution for your business.
Starting off on the right foot with a great onboarding process is key to successfully establishing a new hire within your company and keeping your team on the same page. Developing a strong onboarding guide for your company will save you valuable time and money on hiring, training, and retaining quality employees. Make sure that your company’s onboarding guide includes these three essential components.
HBO's hit show, A Game of Thrones, returned to television last night with its Season 5 premiere. Within this fantastical world of magic, dragons, giants, and ice zombies, there are some great lessons in leadership styles. The different rulers of the lands of Westeros all have very different styles of leadership, with varying degrees of sucess among them.
As a business owner or business decision maker, how do you know when it’s time to let an employee go? Sometimes, for both the company and the employee, the two parties must go their separate ways. Here are three signs to help you know when it’s time to make that decision.
Your employees are turning in quality work and you want to keep them motivated, but without extra room in the budget, is there a way to reward them? As it turns out, money isn’t everything.
Say Thank You
Acknowledging and appreciating your employees’ efforts may seem like a small thing, but it can go a long way. As it turns out, low employee morale can lead to lowered productivity or even an exodus of top workers seeking employment in a more responsive environment. There are multiple ways to do this--handwritten notes, flowers, even a verbal comment. Best case scenario? Your employees follow your lead and create a culture of praise, keeping each other motivated in a constant loop of appreciation.
Advances in technology and a stronger emphasis on work-life balance have made working remotely more commonplace for all sorts of businesses. However, supervising a work from home employee can be a unique challenge. Here are four key tips on how to be prepared for the new working situation.