More employees than ever before are dissatisfied with their day jobs, according to the latest YouGov survey, and a lack of career progression is to blame. If you’re looking for motivation outside of climbing the career ladder, starting your own business could be exactly what you need. And if you dream of starting-up a business, here’s why launching while still being employed is a great time to start. (more…)
When starting any new business, but particularly when starting a new business in a competitive category, you need a clear notion of what your business strategy is.
You need to start in this way because one of the very first decisions—and perhaps the key decision you’ll make—concerns your core strategy.
Fortunately, perhaps surprisingly, this step ends up being easier than most people think.
In truth, you must choose one of three traditional business strategies. These three strategies go by different names, but you can think of them as the cost strategy, the differentiation strategy and the customer strategy. (more…)
The changing workplace isn’t the office of your parents anymore. Three-piece suits ever so neatly accessorized with the perfect tie and skirt suits coupled with the perfect pair of pumps aren’t staples of most work wardrobes anymore. The ideal employee isn’t a “yes man,” they are the team members that question convention and even (wisely) challenge the opinions of their supervisors. The way we think of work and the traditions that go along with it are changing with a digital separation of work and life and how employees are motivated to perform their best.
We all have ideas that spring up either as an epiphany or the aftermath of a mistake, every business founder has a story of how and why they created a company, and that story includes the tribulations, milestones, pivots and hopefully successes that they faced along the way.
The big clause is for every idea we have had, how do we know which one is marketable, how do we create a business with just an Idea, how do we get people to buy into the product. These are the questions going through every mind that has an idea, but fear not! (more…)
As a manager, it’s your job to deal with tough employees. There are times you’ll have to coach staffers whose performance isn’t quite up to par , confront team members who aren’t pulling their weight, and even write up HR-backed performance improvement plans about workplace issues.
But there are also times when your efforts won’t be enough—and when the best approach isn’t to spend more time trying to help a difficult employee turn around, it’s to let him or her go
I’ve had to go through the process of firing an employee myself. And while it was an incredibly tough decision to come to, I identified a few factors that will help me know when it’s the right move in the future. If you’re in the same boat, consider these signs that it might be time to part ways with your problem employee. (more…)
Think that your staff want to stay with you forever? Think again. It reveals that during the first quarter of 2015 23% of respondents are looking for a new job with a different employer. And if the economy continues to pick up, that situation is only likely to get worse, as employees grow more confident about switching roles during the economic upturn.
You are probably all too aware of the financial costs of recruiting a new member of staff, never mind the time and trouble that goes into finding the right person. So we’ve put together a 5 point guide looking into some longer term answers – as well as some quick fixes to help you improve staff loyalty.
So, bearing in mind that employee retention is not only important to avoid the direct costs of re-hiring and re-training for roles but also to avoid the impact high staff turnover can have on the morale and productivity of the rest of the team, here are our tips. (more…)
You may think that once you have started up your business a lot of the hard work is over, but successful entrepreneurs are the ones who continually try to improve or expand their enterprise. With the help of startups, we have compiled a list of 10 things you can do to improve your business.
Because we are passionate about helping you achieve productivity through your employees and also attain that measure of success you deserve to grow your business.
StaffYard, The Online Human Resources Management Application is offering a service so unique that makes it easy to manage onboarding of new and hired employees, with an intuitive system such as StaffYard you worry less with what how your employees are being productive, we do the worrying with integrated task and logging feature, intelligent reports to determine the behavioral characteristics of your employees, a realtime request feature for you to be on top of your employee’s needs and our unique goal system will ensure you’re better connected with your team than ever before.
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Productive workplaces are built on teamwork and a shared vision of where a business is heading. There’s a willingness at all levels to keep learning and investing in skills. In a productive workplace everyone’s role is valued and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas. ”
Workplace productivity is essential to the employees, employers, organisation and economy who will all benefit from this. (more…)
Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected top talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with being able to retain their top talent. In today’s column, I’ll share some research, observations, and insights on how to stop the talent door from revolving.
Ask any CEO if they have a process for retaining and developing top talenst and they’ll quickly answer in the affirmative. They immediately launch into a series of soundbites about the quality of their talent initiatives, the number of high-potentials in the nine box, blah, blah, blah. As with most things in the corporate world, there is too much process built upon theory and not nearly enough practice built on experience. (more…)