Posts Categorized: Business Tips

Key Struggles for Small Business Owners

Small business owners are often required to wear multiple hats. After all, you may have a limited (if any) support staff, and that puts a substantial amount of the weight on your shoulders. Plus, many small businesses struggle, particularly in their early days of operation. However, many of your challenges do have resolutions, and your… Read More »

Shift from Employee Engagement to Employee Experience

Employee engagement has been a hot topic for some time. After all, engaged employees aren’t just more productive, but are also less likely to resign. While employee engagement is certainly something to strive for, there is also a newer concept on the block that is garnering a lot of attention. Employee experience, or EX, goes… Read More »

Finding Top Talent in a Labor Shortage

As of April 2018, the unemployment rate in the US was 3.9 percent. While this can be a sign of a fairly healthy economy, it also means that many companies are struggling with labor shortages. To put it simply, there aren’t enough skilled candidates available to meet demand. This makes it challenging when you need… Read More »

Essentials of Cross-Training Employees

Whether your company is battling against skill gaps or simply needs team members to be able to cover each other’s duties during absences, cross-training is often the perfect answer. When you cross train, you ensure that important tasks are covered, even when someone is away from the workplace. It also gives you additional flexibility regarding… Read More »

Upskilling and the New Talent Pipeline

Many companies are struggling with their talent pipeline thanks to the numerous skill gaps they are working to combat. Typically, businesses have trouble locating candidates with in-demand competencies, especially in areas like technology, and the situation isn’t predicted to improve. Luckily, there is a new approach that can help create a robust talent pipeline. Upskilling… Read More »

Renewed Focus on Employee Productivity

When it comes to reaching business goals, employee productivity has a significant impact. Disengaged workers often don’t contribute at the same level as their engaged counterparts, harming the overall rate of output. However, it’s possible that even your best and brightest can improve if given the opportunity. By renewing your focus on employee productivity and… Read More »

Key Areas a Company Can Outsource in Order to Grow

When your aim is to accelerate growth, outsourcing can be an ideal method for supporting this objective. Not only can it save you a significant amount of time, but it also can be incredibly cost-effective. If you are interested in outsourcing in order to grow, here are some key areas to examine. Accounting Unless you… Read More »

Burning Out Employees Can be Detrimental to Your Success

While a strong economy can be great news for businesses, it also brings with it some drawbacks, especially when coupled with low unemployment. Companies are struggling to find the workers they need, leaving them to push their current employees harder than ever before. An occasional short period that requires staff members to work overtime is… Read More »

Common Non-Compete Agreement Questions

Thank you to Epiphany Law for participating in Career Options “Make it Happen in 2017-2018” resource guide for area companies! Please see below for their information on key points regarding Non-Compete Agreements:   Defending Your Company from Unfair Competition In the employment arena, things are not what they used to be. It used to be… Read More »

Here Are Some Ways a Specialized Recruiting Agency Will Ensure Great New Hires

When companies struggle to find high-quality candidates for particular roles, they may feel at a loss when it comes to remedying the problem. Even if an organization manages most of its own hiring, being unfamiliar with the idiosyncrasies of certain fields or positions makes finding top talent harder, as not every HR department will understand… Read More »