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.
Having a lunch meeting with a client has many advantages over meeting with that client in their office. There is a great article on Inc.com that lists the reasons you should be scheduling more business lunches. These include less distractions from events going on in the office, the neutral setting of the restaurant (neither you or the client are at your "home turf" of the office) and the shared experience of having a nice meal. Also, it doesn't hurt that you are picking up the check.
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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.
It's March, which means it is time for Spring Training! Being located in Central Florida, this is a big deal for both our Orlando and Tampa locations, as many Major League Baseball teams flock to our cities to kick off another season of America's pastime. It is a time of hope, the beginning of what may be a season capped off with a World Series championship -- unless you are a Mets fan, and then it's a time to be happy that your team hasn't lost a game yet (because, well, they haven't played one).
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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.
(Don't turn your purrformance review into a cat-astrophe.)
You may think that the title of this blog, “You’re Doing It Wrong: Performance Reviews” is aimed at an employee who is doing their job wrong and thus requires a review of their performance. Sorry if the wording was misleading, but that’s not the case. The title is aimed at managers, and the seemingly prevalent philosophy in workplaces these days towards performance reviews.
Performance reviews have gotten a bad rap. For many employees, hearing the term “performance review” brings about unease and anxiety, making them feel they are in trouble or their job is in danger. This is because some companies only conduct performance reviews when an employee has done something wrong, or is not living up to an established set of goals.