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How to Improve Employee Retention

July 27, 2015 | By: MBurge

As a small business owner, the team you surround yourself with can either make or break your vision. With a growing business, comes a growing need for finding the right people to fill the necessary positions to keep the machine running smoothly. The trouble is that finding the right employees is simply not enough.Employee retention is essential to business growth and success. Whether you are noticing a high employee turnover rate, or you are simply looking to proactively ensure retention, there... Read More

July 4th: Handling Employee Time Off

June 26, 2015 | By: MBurge

Sunshine and beautiful weather (especially working in picturesque locations such as Honolulu and the beaches of California) can be very disruptive to productivity, and may bring on bad cases of summeritis throughout the office.If your employees are starting to itch to get away from the office over the 4th of July, here's a few ideas for meeting that need for time off, but keeping your business running smoothly in the meantime.Plan Vacations in AdvanceThe July 4th holiday presents a great opport... Read More

Top 5 Reasons for Employee Turnover and How to Fix Them

February 06, 2015 | By: MBurge

As a small business owner, your employees are one of the most important assets to keeping day-to-day operations running smoothly and propelling your company to the next level. That’s why it’s so devastating when those workers who showed up so bright-eyed on the first day announce that they are suddently quitting. In fact, some estimates put the cost of replacing an employee at one-third of the new hire’s salary.If your company is seeing people leave just as quickly as they come, it might be tim... Read More

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Productivity

February 21, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

We all know how hard it is for employees (and maybe even for you) to stay productive during the holidays. Maybe you just gave up, let it happen and swore to get back on track in the New Year.But what if that New Year’s resolution has still not taken effect? What if your employees still seem in holiday mode and can’t buckle down to business? Plus, if you have any football fanatics they may have gone straight from holiday distractions to obsessing about the Super Bowl (some estimates put the cost... Read More

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

January 13, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Congratulations—you’ve hired an employee! Whether it’s your first or your 5th, bringing a new person onto your team is a big deal, not just for them but for you. Treat the occasion with the importance it deserves by giving a little thought to how you’ll onboard your new employee in a way that gets him or her off to a good start.Be welcoming.Whether your new worker is sitting next to you or is a virtual employee you interact with online and on the phone, do something special to mark the first da... Read More

Should You Hire Temporary Employees?

November 15, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

Whether you’re hiring seasonal staff or looking for help for a special project, you might have a tougher time this year due to a slight decline in the unemployment rate, the fact that most managers have begun hiring already for the holiday season, or the fact that Amazon alone is set to hire 70,000 workers to fulfill orders this season.So if your business needs extra help, you need to act fast. Temporary workers can be the ideal solution to provide dedicated, specialized help to get you through... Read More