How to Keep Employees Engaged When There is No Career Path

Going to work each day and seeing no opportunity for advancement. Watching people in other departments leap frog into other positions. Feeling stagnant and undervalued. Might employees in your company have these same thoughts? Let’s face it, not every company can offer opportunities for career advancement across the board; it’s especially difficult for the owners […]

March 10, 2015

Upgrading Your Office Environment on a Budget

Let’s face it. You probably spend more of your waking hours in your office than in your home. Five days a week, eight or more hours per day and yet most of us tend to pay much more attention to our home environment (i.e. furniture, lighting, overall ambiance) than we do to our office space. […]

March 10, 2015

Am I Supposed To Read Your Mind?

What would you think if you were driving along in your car and all of a sudden the car right in front of you came to a dead stop? That’s right, a dead stop with no directional, emergency flashers or anything at all to give the drivers behind them (me!) indication about what was going […]

December 24, 2014

Redundant Employees. Now What?

If you run a company you know how difficult it can be when an employee’s position is no longer required and they have become redundant. It has nothing to do with their personality; it has to do only with their position and in many situations, the employee has been performing in an exemplary manner. Redundancy […]

November 5, 2014

How Will You Measure Employee Performance For Year-End Evaluation (aka Am I Getting a Raise?)

It’s getting to be that time.  You know that time when employees are starting to think about year-end bonuses, employee reviews, promotions and raises…yes, that time! Make no mistake about it for even if no one has approached you yet, your employees are eagerly awaiting the year-end raise that they’re confident of receiving or the […]

October 7, 2014

“Who Does What” Can Mean the Difference Between a Good Year or a Bad Year. Plan Now!

When you’re the proverbial “chief, cook and bottle washer” in a small company you fully understand “who does what” because you are the “who” and you do all of the “what”. Finance? Sure. Marketing? That too. Throw in Office Maintenance, Operations and Administrative and you get the idea – you do everything. But once you […]

September 9, 2014

How Much is Employee Absenteeism Costing You?

This is sure going to be a tough week. John, Sue and Bob are all out on vacation. I can’t believe I allowed the three of them to be out at once. How are we going to handle business? Help. Tina just called in sick and we’ve got a deadline to meet. I don’t mean […]

August 5, 2014

A Personal Story

I don’t usually offer personal stories in my newsletter but I thought that by sharing what happened to me might serve to truly validate the services that Unique Business Solutions provides to its clients. It was Columbus Day in 2009 and I was sitting having breakfast with a business colleague. I don’t believe that cell phones […]

July 1, 2014

Where Oh Where Did Our Information Go: What Happens When An Employee is Gone

Good morning all! Where is Steve? Did he call out today? He didn’t call at all? Sandy can you call his home to see if he is OK? “Boss, I called Steve, his wife told me that he is at work at his new company today.” Did any of you know this was going on? […]

June 3, 2014

You’re Retiring. What Do I Need to Know?

The conversation goes something like this: Oh wow. Congratulations. That’s so exciting and well-deserved too. Um, do you have a date when you expect to leave? Oh my, that soon huh? Uh, great. Gee, what do I need to know? Are you feeling the pain? You don’t have to. There’s a natural ebb and flow […]

May 1, 2014