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Running a company is hard work. There are never enough hours in the day, so something has to give. Right now, you’re trying to decide whether to concentrate your efforts on retention or hiring, which are both equally important. Instead of letting one go by the wayside, divide and conquer. Dedicate your time to retention… Read more »

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On Dec. 1, the new overtime rule went into effect, meaning you’re now required to pay overtime to most — if not all — of your staffers earning less than $47,476 annually. This marks a huge jump from the $23,660 yearly salary previously required to be considered exempt, so this might mean you’re legally required… Read more »

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Once upon a time you had a staff filled with energetic and engaged workers, and while the same people are still onboard, your work environment is not what it used to be. If once friendly employees have become easily irritable, staffers are taking more sick days than ever and no one seems to have a… Read more »

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Change is a normal, healthy and necessary part of life — especially in the fast-paced business world — but many people are strongly opposed to anything that threatens the stability of their standard routine. As the boss, you’ve probably noticed that some of your team members thrive on change, while others panic at any hint… Read more »

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Great perks, a competitive salary and a fun work environment can certainly drive your team to work hard and enjoy their jobs, that alone is not enough. No one wants to spend all day doing meaningless work, so as the boss, it’s your job to help employees understand the value of their contributions. Productivity levels… Read more »

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“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”  (Albert Schweitzer) Appreciation is a fundamental human need – not unlike food or water. That may sound a bit extreme, but deep down inside, every individual thrives as the result of a well-deserved pat on the back for working extra hard to achieve… Read more »

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Your employees are committed to helping your company thrive, but it’s important to remember that work isn’t the only aspect of their lives. These people have children, significant others, family, friends, pets and hobbies outside of work that they need time to enjoy. Doing it all isn’t always that easy. One-third of workers have a… Read more »

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Hiring a new team member is typically a long and costly process, so when you find the right person, you want to make sure they’re in it for the long haul. Unfortunately, 46 percent of new hires fail within their first 18 months, according to a study conducted by Leadership IQ. Learn how to hire… Read more »