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27 Creative Ways To Say Thank You to Your Seasonal Workers

Seasonal workers are essential to a lot of businesses. They enable business owners to meet a growing demand for their…

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How To Save Your Failing Business From a Poor Recruitment Process

A business’ greatest asset is its employees. They reflect the potential of a company and make or break its relationships…

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The Important Policies Your Employee Handbook Might Be Missing

Do you have an updated employee handbook for staff members? Even more than a contract, a comprehensive employee handbook increases…

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3 Free Ways To Create A Rota

Creating a staff rota is one of the most frustrating parts of running a small business. It’s nearly impossible to…

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9 Marketing Campaigns To Try At Your Bike Shop This Autumn

Autumn is an important time for a cycle shop. With winter around the corner, shops need to take advantage of…

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8 Ways To Create Loyal Customers At Your Tea Room

Tea rooms are a longstanding British tradition that bring people together to relax and chat over an afternoon pot of…

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A Quick Guide to Building and Managing a Holiday Request Form

A 2014 study from Glassdoor found that the average UK employee only uses 77% of their annual leave. Although that…

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The Tips and Tools to Manage Sick Leave at Your Small Business

The annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations. These absences are an incredible…

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Why Employee Benefits Are Necessary For A Successful Business

Did you know that three out of five American workers would rather spend a night in jail than live without…

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How to Get Employees to Care About Learning and Development

Learning and development is an essential part of building a successful team. Through training and coaching, a company’s management can…

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Why the Performance Review is Broken and How Social Recognition Can Help

Picture this scenario: you get excellent ratings on all aspects of your performance review. You receive positive comments from your…

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How to Find and Hire Students for Part-Time Jobs

Students make amazing part-time workers. They’re diligent, flexible, and want a job that gives them experience without the commitment of…

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How To Transform Your New Employee Into a High Valued Team Player

As important as it is to hire the most successful candidate for a job, how you integrate this new employee…

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8 Low-Cost Marketing Strategies to Boost Small Business Growth

Everyone wants new customers, bigger profit margins, and more success. But small businesses and startups need to make this kind…

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25 Powerful Ways To Increase Your Word-of-mouth Marketing

Have you ever received an amazing restaurant recommendation from a good friend? How likely were you to take it? According…

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25 Customer Engagement Ideas That Are Essential For Your Small Business

Did you know that emotionally engaged customers are 10x more likely to stick with your company in the long term?…

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How To Improve Employee Accountability With Rota and Timesheet Software

Planning shifts and managing work rota are two of the most time-consuming tasks for managers. With different needs and personal…

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How to Prevent Employees From Becoming Disgruntled

Disgruntled workers are the first to say “no” to a project, the first to leave at the end of the shift,…

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7 Alarming Signs Of A Disgruntled Employee

Did you know that one toxic worker costs your company more money than a superstar employee? Disgruntled employees are deeply…

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15 Proven Ways To Increase Employee Loyalty

Loyal employees are the best kinds of workers. They appreciate their jobs, solve everyday problems, and keep motivation high on…

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Everything You Need To Know to Create An Effective Employee Onboarding Program

When it comes to new employees, hiring is only the beginning of a much larger process. If you want to…

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7 Rostering Pain Points You Eliminate with Employee Rostering Software

From small businesses to big businesses, grocery stores to restaurants, employee scheduling software streamlines your business workflow and relieves the…

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How to Conduct an Effective Employee Evaluation

Great managers know that conducting employee evaluations on a regular basis is critical to the success of their business and…

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How Rewards And Recognition Increase Employee Satisfaction

One of the toughest challenges businesses and managers face in a growing economy is keeping their employees satisfied. A mix…

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5 Employee Retention Strategies That Keep Your Best Employees Satisfied

One of the hottest trends in business right now is the topic of employee retention and satisfaction. Business owners and…

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8 Ways Your Small Business Can Provide Professional Development

It’s estimated that American companies spend $164.2 billion on employee development programs each year. Executives who successfully implement year-round development…

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How To Improve & Manage The Customer Experience At Your Small Business

The customer experience begins from the very first moment someone learns about your business. Whether it’s online, from a friend,…

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8 Teamwork Skills You Should Be On The Lookout For When Hiring

Whether you were a fan of group projects in grade school or not, they taught an invaluable lesson: sometimes in…

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21 Blog Posts Small Businesses Should Bookmark For Managing Millennials

Millennials – those roughly 18-to-34 years old – make up the largest share of employees in the U.S. workforce, yet…

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13 Traits A Small Business HR Manager Needs To Have

Running a small business is more than a full-time job, it’s a lifestyle. Your team is your family, and every…

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10 Important Reasons Why Great Employees Quit

Only a few things are as costly, disruptive, and time-consuming for managers and businesses as great employees walking out the…

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70+ Free Resources For Becoming a Better Boss

Being a better boss is big business, with no end to the number of people who will sell you a…

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Everything You Need To Improve Communication In The Workplace

Since the earliest part of history, the thing we humans have tried our best to do is communicate. Even today,…

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55+ Essential Tips on How To Manage People

Management isn’t universal. In fact, for most of us out there, it can feel very unnatural at first. You understand…

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15 Proven Steps On How To Motivate Employees

It can be hard to constantly feel like the only cheerleader around the office. You’re an advocate for both production…

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A Quick Guide On How to Manage Stress In The Office

Stress is a silent killer. When the pressure builds to perform, so does the pressure to stay calm, and it’s…

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Best Productivity Tools For Work [2016 Edition]

We live in arguably the greatest time ever to start your own business. With virtually $0 in your pocket, you…

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How To Structure An Effective Interview

Interviewers hold a lot of power in their hands. You may not quite remember what it was like the last…

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25 Quotes Leaders Read Daily To Motivate Themselves

When you’re a leader, motivation is in your DNA. It’s something you’re constantly doing for your employees, for your team,…

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5 Retention Strategies To Reduce Your Employee Turnover

It can be extremely demoralising when employees start walking. Whether it’s because they’re being cherry picked or they’re just unhappy,…

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4 Reasons Why Managers Should Spend More Time Listening Than Doing

Listening is hard when you don’t feel heard. As a manager, you probably dedicate the majority of your time to…

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10 Positive Sentences Every Manager Says To Their Team

Management can be a lot of giving feedback. A lot of the time, that’s a thinly veiled way of saying you…

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The Essential Guide On How To Be A Great Leader

In times of war and in times of peace, they change, but great leaders are always around us. Winston Churchill…

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5 Online Marketing Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Business

Online marketing and advertising efforts use the Internet, email, and social media to drive sales through electronic commerce as well…

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Follow These 7 Tips For Training Small Business Employees

A smooth and seamless employee training program is oftentimes overlooked in the small business sphere. Too often it’s assumed such…

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5 Tools That Will Measure The Pulse Of Your Employees

As much as managers like to think that they have a good read on their employees, there’s always more to…

How Poor Management Can Create A Distorted Team

How Poor Management Can Create A Distorted Team

We all know that a manager is integral to having a functioning team, but for most people it stops there….

5 Areas To Focus On When Onboarding A New Employee

5 Areas To Focus On When Onboarding A New Employee

Think back to your first day at this job. If you’re like any other red-blooded air-breathing human, you were probably…

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3 Key Traits That Differentiate You From A Boss and A Leader

If you have been lucky enough to have great bosses for your whole career, the title of this article may…

Ways To Motivate Your Team When The Going Gets Tough

10 Creative Ways To Motivate Your Team When The Going Gets Tough

There’s no getting around it: you’re going to have some tough months at work. Things are going to get slow,…

7 Actionable Tips To Become a Great Manager

7 Actionable Tips To Become a Great Manager

It’s not always written on the wall. While some people are natural talents for becoming a manager, others really only…

13 Responsibilities That Come With Being A Manager

13 Responsibilities That Come With Being A Manager

Management is an amazing responsibility. It’s a position that we all aspire to in our careers—whether we’re gunning for the…

9 Websites Every Manager Should Bookmark

We don’t know everything. In fact, it seems our jobs are reminding us of that fact a little too often….

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7 Tips To Be A Better Leadership Mentor

Becoming a leadership mentor is an incredibly honour. Whether you volunteered, were sought out, or it seemed to come out…