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Laying Off Workers
It’s no secret that large companies struggle at times to treat their employees humanely. Many businesses, especially one of my favorite punching bags, General Motors, still opt for a traditionally heartless approach to layoffs. Other companies have found slightly more generous approaches — recently Ford showed a little kindness by actually giving employees a few days to pack up their...
Hustle Culture
Two competing trends are fighting for the souls of millennials. On one hand, there’s the much-documented commitment to the hustle, side or otherwise. On the other, there’s a backlash to hustle culture. In other words, a commitment to long hours of hard work to earn success has been widely celebrated, but is this tendency turning toxic and actually hindering...
Budget strategies
The year is already halfway finished, making now the perfect time for business owners to assess their progress with strategic and financial goals. While qualitative analysis can be helpful, performing quantitative analysis to look at elements such as business cash flow is crucial. This means you’ll need to track your budget to determine whether your...
Business Podcasts
The internet offers a wealth of free business information and advice. You can find articles on everything from writing the perfect business plan to the ins and outs of marketing your business. While quality, in-depth articles can be valuable tools, you need to sit down and read them. I prefer business podcasts, because they’re easier to...
Delegate in business running
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: You need to delegate if you want to be a more effective leader. Delegating to the right people is important to entrepreneurs and business owners for many reasons. Yes, it saves you time that you can then spend on more high-value tasks. However, that’s not the only reason proper...
How a Summer Social Media Strategy Can Help Grow Your Business
Sales often slow down in the summer. People take vacations. Kids come home from school. People often shop a little less, putting a lag on consumer retail spending. However, you can still make your summer sales sizzle with a marketing and sales strategy featuring social media tactics that engage your target audience. Here are some ideas:...
3 Tips on Building Community, From the 'Green-Haired Oprah of LinkedIn'
You can’t rely solely on ads to power business. It’s about more than that. You want to build a community, and it involves getting to know your customer, connecting on a personal level and gaining their trust. Goldie Chan knows how powerful an online community can be. Known as the “Green-Haired Oprah of LinkedIn” (a fan gave her...
7 Ideas for Sabbaticals That Will Recharge You for Success
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or burned out, and constantly daydream about running away from it all, maybe you need more than a vacation. Maybe what you need is a sabbatical. A sabbatical is a long-term, sustained absence from work that’s designed around a specific purpose or intention. It’s not an extended vacation but rather a refocusing of attention...
collaboration, teamwork, team
There is an old saying that “many hands make light work.” That is a primary benefit of collaboration, which helps drive productivity across teams and throughout a company. The result can mean a more efficient workflow that may drive greater cash flow. Whether you have in-house employees, a remote team or a combination of those, a collaborative...
HR Certification, HR, shaking hands
As an HR professional, you’re probably on the lookout for opportunities to advance your career, and with it, your salary. You can always choose to bide your time, focusing on building up work experience at your HR department, helping your company achieve its goals. But, you may want to explore ways to prove your worth,...
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