The other day I saw this question posed to others in a forum, “what do you do to show your employees they are involved?” The obvious answer to me was, don’t just try to show them, actually get them involved. I’m sure the intent of the question was supposed to be “how do you involve your employees,” but it didn’t really come across that way. This does bring up the question of do you only do things to try to … Continue reading “Was That Really The Question? Ways to Encourage Employee Engagement”
More Wage Pressure Could Be On The Horizon!
In a proposed plan by the White House, more exempt employees will be eligible for overtime compensation. Not long ago I wrote a piece on the impact of increasing wages through both higher minimum wages and entry level wages in Is Your Business Prepared for the $15-An-Hour Entry Level Worker? Now, you should not only consider the impact of rising wages for hourly workers, but also potential wage impacts related to exempt employees. The proposed plan by the White … Continue reading “More Wage Pressure Could Be On The Horizon!”
10 Critical Steps to Increase Employee Retention
Employee retention is an area most businesses can improve on. In the heat of the moment with deadlines, phones ringing, and customers that need servicing, this is one area where short cuts are often taken. With the average entry level worker costing approximately $7,500 to turnover and executives reaching 200% of their yearly salary and some technical workers up to 400% of their yearly salary, this shortcut can be a costly proposition. Thought we’d start the year off with … Continue reading “10 Critical Steps to Increase Employee Retention”
Conduct a S.W.O.T. Analysis Before You Need a S.W.A.T. Team!
You have the ability to take your business wherever you can imagine. The first step in any journey is planning. The old mantra goes, plan your work and work your plan. Those are great keys to success. Develop a plan and then focus and stick to it. Not that it won’t need tweaking and adjusting along the way, but as long as you can stay focused and true to your mission and goals, you can accomplish anything in life … Continue reading “Conduct a S.W.O.T. Analysis Before You Need a S.W.A.T. Team!”
Where Do I Start?
As you start your strategic planning for 2015 you might ask yourself “where do I start?” You have a lot of areas that you would like to tweak and improve as you start into the new year. Two great starting points are a financial wellness checkup and a SWOT analysis (SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats). The financial wellness checkup will give you a great base to start thinking about areas where you could sharpen … Continue reading “Where Do I Start?”