Engaging Training for Remote Employees

As more and more workers take the option of working remotely, it adds new challenges to employers. Recent estimates find that around 4 million workers in the United States are working from home for at least half of their hours. So when your workers aren’t in the office, how do you keep them engaged? And […]

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Finding Your Real Company Values

Company values are a lot more than the words you choose to put in a mission statement. They’re more than just whatever you say your values are. Your company’s values are the things that you and everyone on your team say and do, day after day. That’s what people see, and those are the values […]

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Are You Hiring Diverse Talent?

A diverse team of talented people can drive innovation in a company, with a wide range of perspectives and experiences bringing new insights. To help make it easier to hire diverse talent, you can implement some small practices that will improve your hiring practices. Make sure you’re searching for candidates in overlooked places, looking for […]

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Keep Your Employees by Making Work Meaningful

What can you do to keep your employees with your business longer? A growing number of workers are actively looking for new jobs, or at least open to a new offer, and often without a large pay increase. A big factor is meaningful work. If your employees don’t believe their work is meaningful, they’ll be […]

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A Culture of Employee Recognition

When you recognize your employees for doing a great job, does it come across like a transaction, or is it a deeply engrained part of your culture? Recognition that has the greatest impact needs to come across as a genuine moment, not just another item to be crossed off the to-do list. Our blog team […]

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How to Manage Political Discussions in the Workplace

It’s a cliché: the two things you’re not supposed to talk about are religion and politics. But sometimes, especially in an election season, political talk is everywhere. What can you do as an employer to manage political discussions in the workplace, and keep everyone’s focus on the job and the customer? While you have to […]

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Take Smarter Risks

If you don’t ever take any risks, you won’t get anywhere. But you also can’t take too many risks, acting too rashly. Every small business owner needs to take a smart approach to taking risks, balancing the potential benefits with the potential costs, both of taking action and not taking action. By building a thorough […]

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Have You Implemented Sexual Harassment Policies?

Being a small business does not guarantee immunity from sexual harassment complaints. This serious issue can arise in any business, of any size, and it is so important for you as a business owner to be proactive in implementing sexual harassment policies that make your workplace safer. Policies should cover prohibited behaviors, reporting procedures, and […]

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Do You Believe These Myths About Ancillary Benefits?

Maybe you’re already offering health insurance to your employees, but you’re not sure about offering additional, ancillary benefits. Should you offer additional benefits like dental, vision, or life insurance? Many business owners avoid these benefits, believing they’re too small to offer them, the benefits would be too expensive, employees don’t care, and other reasons. But […]

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The Challenges of Aligning Workers and Employers

Workers love the flexibility of defining their own work schedule. Employers like being able to have the right number of staff at the right time, maintaining efficiency. And yet there are challenges to helping both workers and employers navigate this situation that both sides want. It’s much more complicated, managing everyone and what they’re doing, […]

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