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Category: The Bottom Line

Sep
26
2017
How to Take Away an Employee Perk

Employee perks are intended to inspire, motivate, encourage, and reward Company loyalty. They can spur employees to do better work as well as prompt creativity. The variety of perks is limited only by your imagination and budget and can range from paid time off, free food in the break room, babysitting services, gym memberships and […]

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By admin September 26, 2017

Jul
25
2017
How to Stop Making Bad Decisions

How could I ever buy THAT? Why did I think that he could ever be a good Manager? I shouldn’t have rented this new office space. I was reactive when I hired him, why didn’t I think it out longer? I should have charged them more! Yes, we’ve all made bad decisions in our lives. […]

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By admin July 25, 2017

Jun
26
2017
Help! My Top Employee Was Caught Lying

Have you ever caught an employee in a lie? How serious was the lie? Did the person own up to it? Were there any repercussions? Lying under any circumstances should not be tolerated. In a professional setting, a lie of any sort, can erode confidence in your company, diminish morale or cause turmoil among coworkers, […]

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By admin June 26, 2017

Jun
12
2017
Three Ways to Reduce Client Churn

In business, a general rule of thumb is that it is much more costly to search for and acquire New Clients than to retain and grow existing ones. Still, many Companies opt to spend precious time and money on Client Prospecting for New Business Opportunities, hoping that the addition of multiple new accounts will lead […]

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By admin June 12, 2017

Mar
21
2017
Who’s Doing What?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: How did THAT happen? Why didn’t John hand that off to Mary? Who was supposed to take care of it? What’s our project status? Inadequate internal communication and coordination can undermine your Company’s productivity, client satisfaction, and business growth. Many Companies are not aware of how much chaos actually […]

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By admin March 21, 2017

Mar
14
2017
Get Over It! Impact on You and Your Staff

Let’s face it – the occasional setback can happen in any business. You lose an account when a client decides to go in a different direction. The economy nosedives and impacts your profitability. A key employee suffers a major health issue and no one is cross-trained to take over. A key employee leaves your company […]

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By admin March 14, 2017

Oct
18
2016
5 Things Productive People Do Everyday

If you ask a group of Business Owners for their top productivity tips you will hear lots of different answers. Some insist that waking up early is the best way to begin the day, while others swear by working into the wee hours of the night. Some monitor their email regularly, while others only check […]

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By admin October 18, 2016

Sep
13
2016
How to Handle Employee “Excuses”

“There was bad traffic.” “I didn’t understand what to do.” “I didn’t have time to finish so I decided to wait until tomorrow.” “I had to go to the doctor.”   If you’re a business owner or manager, I’m sure you’ve heard one of or all of these excuses—and quite possibly can add some more […]

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By admin September 13, 2016

Aug
23
2016
What to Do When Your Employee Isn’t Working Out

The first signs are there: Their work isn’t being executed quite as well as you expected. (Okay, it’s borderline inferior.) Their attendance and punctuality leave much to be desired. They don’t seem in sync with the culture in the office. This is the moment you detest; that moment when you question whether to “pull the […]

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By admin August 23, 2016

Jun
28
2016
Communication Counts: How Do You Come Across to Employees?

S/He never says what s/he means. I can’t understand what s/he wants. S/He never listens so why bother. Have you ever said this about an employer? Has an employee ever said this about you? Good, open communication between employer and employee is fundamental to a successful business: the better the communication, the better the relationship, […]

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By admin June 28, 2016