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One day or another every entrepreneur gets to the point when their business starts to stagnate. These moments are great for introducing creative changes that will make your small business more efficient and functional. In this article we present you with some of the ideas that can ensure your company’s growth in the future. Use Your Customer’s Feedback Successful CEOs know the importance of their company’s statistics, but sometimes they want to seek answers from their clients directly.…

The ability to telecommute is an enviable perk. Some workers dream of the day that managers announce that they can begin working off-site. The internet, email, telecommunication software have made it far easier for companies to facilitate employee collaboration and interaction over vast distances. The days where all employees must congregate in a central location has become an archaic piece of the past for some industries. Due to technology making telecommuting easier, companies should at least…

In 2014, 40% of employees who left their positions did so within the first 6 months of their hiring. This is a pretty staggering percentage and should tell organizations that their recruitment and employment practices may be flawed. It takes time and money to recruit and hire, not to mention the disruption when a critical member of a department or team leaves and creates a gaping hole. Clearly, retention of new hires must become a goal for which strategies are developed, and those strategies…

Many experts say that branding is a local process, first and foremost. The process goes this way: You establish your business, then work diligently to identify your target niche, study their habits and understand their priorities, and finally set a brand that fits well with your target audience. But in this day and age, the whole world is a good operational playground, so why ignore it and focus only on the domestic market? We think you can – and should – go global, devising a marketing…

Ask any startup. They’re always running short. Short of people. Short of time. Short on funding. It’s a constant struggle. And most startups fail for that very reason. Not every business has the fortitude to stand up to daily challenges. When you have a ton of money that can be spent to fix every problem that comes along, life is brilliant. However, that’s usually not the story of the average startup on the block. Many are self-funded. Some are funded with loans from friends, family or…

We live in a constant state of distraction. From checking your inbox to scrolling through your social media newsfeed, your attention is constantly pulled in all directions. Trying to manage your productivity in this type of world is tough, to say the least. But, it’s not impossible. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the distraction filled world and still stay on task every day. Try Your Hand at Productivity Journalling Adding another task to your already overwhelming to-do list might…

One of the biggest challenges in managing projects is communication, whether it is a lack of communication, over communication or miscommunication. Communication challenges can be the deciding factor whether the project is a success or failure. Project Management Institute estimates that approximately 70% of projects fail each year due to a lack of proper requirements management. So how do project managers over communication challenges? The communication challenges partially lie in how the…

Deforestation, overfilling landfills, depletion of the ozone, global warming. Now, we are warned, is the time to act—to begin incorporating green products, services, and habits into our daily life to ensure Earth is habitable for a long time to come. Businesses, of any size, should at least consider adopting some environmental policies. Why? Businesses have a massive capacity to pollute, deforest, and add to the continually growing landfills due to their sheer size. With a few changes, small…

If any of your employees are required to drive for business purposes, whether using a company vehicle or their own private vehicle for business use, then you legally have a duty of care to minimise any risk to them in doing so. With driving for business being the most dangerous responsibility that employees have to carry out at work it is important to make sure that both they and the general public are protected. Alarming statistics say that as many as four times the number of staff are killed…

It happens numerous times that you think about the team and how productivity can be increased by the day. Different hacks run across one’s mind, right from the most absurd ones like increasing work targets exponentially and telling all employees to go for overtime shifts, to sensible ones like working on employee engagement and increasing the team bonding; alternatives are in abundance. As a recruiter do you ever think how easy your own job would get if the majority of the employees in your…