If you’re a business owner with a brick and mortar, you’ll possibly be in need of working with contractors on-site at some point. Depending on the project, contracting work may pose hidden dangers, so it’s paramount that you plan ahead.
To “Micromanage” based on the Merriam Webster definition: “to manage especially with excessive control or attention to details”
Three out of four of your employees will steal from you this year, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. One of those people will steal repeatedly or has already done so. Let this situation continue and your business has a one in three chance of declaring bankruptcy and going under.
Nit-picky. Anxious. Overbearing. These are just a few of the associations many workers make with a supervisor who is a micro manager.
Done correctly, taking on or hiring an intern is a win-win proposition. The students gain valuable work experience and the chance to prove that they’re worth considering for full time work (either at your company or elsewhere).
The office culture in any given small business is one of a kind. Part of the romanticism, in fact, of starting a small business, or working for one, is that the constricting rules that apply in the corporate world don’t necessarily apply in the small business.
In ancient Greek mythology there was a sculptor named Pygmalion who fell in love with a statue he carved, which then came to life in response to his love for it. What does this myth have to do with managing your employees?
When you’re trying to create a productive and cooperative workplace, improving employee morale is key. When employees are happy, they’ll want to stay with the company, be more productive, and offer ideas worthy of PhDs, which can help improve the business even more. Perks are a great way to do this, but unfortunately not every […]
Hiring new employees is no easy task. Although the recession has created a large pool of overly qualified candidates in nearly every business sector, you may worry about taking on experienced workers at lower pay than they’re used to since a better offer from another company (which is bound to come along eventually) could leave […]
What is the Family Medical Leave Act and why is it important? The Family Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA is a law enacted in1993 which states that qualified employees have the right to access an unpaid leave for a total of up to 12 weeks during any 12-month period, and in some circumstances, […]