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Expanding Beyond the Traditional Succession Plan

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Small Business | 0 comments

Expanding Beyond the Traditional Succession Plan

According to Deloitte’s 2016 Board Practices report, 12% of boards across all market caps and various industries don’t know who owns the succession planning responsibility. Considering 60% of senior executive respondents in a 2016 Bank Director survey believe their CEO is expected to retire in the next five years, this is concerning. If your bank has already started the succession planning process, you’re on the right track. If not, you need to start as soon as possible. These four tactics discussed below will take your succession plan to the...

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10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Remote Team

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in Featured, Productivity, Small Business | 0 comments

10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Remote Team

Over the past few years, some of us have been pushing the concept of remote work as the future. And despite some high-profile dissidents like Yahoo or IBM, enough successful businesses have made right on it. You’ve heard about the advantages plenty of times, I’m sure. But let’s not glaze over some unique management challenges the setup presents. I’ve been managing remote teams do over a decade, so I know them well. Here are ten things that I’ve found to be crucial when working with a remote team: 1. Set expectations right from the start How...

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7 Internal Communication Challenges That Slow Your Business Down (And How to Fix Them)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Featured, Productivity, Shaping Culture, Small Business | 0 comments

7 Internal Communication Challenges That Slow Your Business Down  (And How to Fix Them)

Internal communication is a necessary and integral part of any business. Without it, your productivity levels drop, nothing gets done, and your employees are dissatisfied with their work. But even if you have internal communication strategies in place, you may not realise that you are facing challenges that are slowing down your business. Here’s how to spot them – and how to fix them. Communication is too slow If your employees are still communicating via email, things might not be progressing as fast as you wish. Email is a slow form of...

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5 Ways To Leverage HR To Get More Business

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Competitive, Featured, HR Analytics, Profitability, Small Business | 0 comments

5 Ways To Leverage HR To Get More Business

Human Resource (HR) is the principle of the management in which people make up the workforce of the organization, business sector or the economy.  From company point of view, it is defined as the department which deals in finding, screening, recruiting, staffing and training employees to run the organization and bring a positive result for the company. HR witnesses the most crucial department of the organization which helps to run smooth functioning of the organization. With the evolution of HR analytics, many of the organization do prefer to...

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5 Traits of a Great Executive Team

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Career Management, Competitive, Featured, Shaping Culture, Small Business, Strategic Mindset | 0 comments

5 Traits of a Great Executive Team

As it was commonly said that eighty percent of the world’s resources or wealth is controlled by the mere twenty percent of the world’s population. When we reduce this scenario to the level of a single business, then, the same role is being played by the executive team, it is those twenty percent of the employees in a company who controls eighty percent of the business and the resources of the company. Therefore, performance of an executive team has an impact not only on one specific department but on the whole organization. If the executive...

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Competent Management: How to Be a Better Business Leader

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Career Management, Featured, Productivity, Small Business | 0 comments

Competent Management: How to Be a Better Business Leader

The business environment is always changing. The moment you've got your business strategy in place, some new product or innovation appears to force you to adapt again. It's the same across every industry. Trends and technology have even less stability in the internet age. In order to thrive and grow, you have to master some essential management skills. Streamline Operations Streamlining operations means eliminating waste, including delays, time frames, materials, and mistakes. Make the necessary changes to personnel and organization of...

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4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Small Business | 0 comments

4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

“It was calm for a few hours. We assumed a good story had passed us by. People called into radio stations from Miami, shouting about the ferocious winds. We debated toasting our first hurricane together with some beer. We opened our Comfort Inn door, and all was still. Until it wasn’t. The sounds were the first clues. Nearby electrical transformers started exploding, streaking the night with blue and green light. Then our power went out. Another hour passed. We could hear the sound of glass shattering and metal being sheared off the roof or...

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4 Recruiting and Hiring Challenges Face by Small and Medium Businesses (and How You Can Fix Them)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Competitive, Featured, Small Business | 0 comments

4 Recruiting and Hiring Challenges Face by Small and Medium Businesses (and How You Can Fix Them)

Recruiting and hiring are particularly challenging for small and medium-sized businesses. Here are four talent acquisition challenges that typically stymy small and medium businesses (SMB) —as well as strategies you can use to beat them. Big businesses have a few advantages when it comes to recruiting and hiring. They have recognizable branding, well-established recruitment, interview strategies, and plenty of existing employees to ask for referrals. Perhaps most importantly, they have the advantage of experience: they have been recruiting...

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Gifting Employees: Ways to Appreciate and Acknowledge their Efforts

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Featured, Productivity, Small Business | Comments Off on Gifting Employees: Ways to Appreciate and Acknowledge their Efforts

Gifting Employees: Ways to Appreciate and Acknowledge their Efforts

Why should business people gift their employees? Why is it so important to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts? To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that employees are the backbone of any business. Without their hard work, your company can’t survive. Without their ideas, your strategies would stumble. Corporate gifts help boost morale, and sometimes financial incentives are not enough to make your best people feel appreciated. Corporate gifts – useful, practical and motivating As human beings we have an intrinsic need to feel valued....

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Five Things You Think You Know About HR Technology

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Featured, HR Digital Revolution, Small Business | Comments Off on Five Things You Think You Know About HR Technology

Five Things You Think You Know About HR Technology

You know HR technology exists. But do you actually know what it’s used for these days? Too many HR professionals are accused of “getting too comfortable” – you know, finding their groove and then sitting in it. And if you still believe any of these five misconceptions about HR software, then you’re guilty as charged. A few of these myths may have been true 10 years ago. But isn’t it time you pulled your head out of the sand, to see how HR technology has changed? 1.     HR software is only for companies with lots of employees Once upon a time,...

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