Caregivers in the Workforce

DEFINITION – CAREGIVER: A caregiver is typically a family member, or friend who willingly sacrifices time, energy and, in some cases, their entire being to tend to the needs of a loved one. For most, that means “around the clock care”. Juggling the ever-present obligations of your work and home lives can be difficult. The […]

September 8, 2015

Process and Procedures: Midyear Review

Take a look at the calendar. It’s hard to believe we are midyear and at the perfect point in time to take stock of your business progress and ask yourself, “How are we doing?” Most business owners start the year with high hopes and great expectations. When we turn that page on the calendar there […]

June 9, 2015

Vacation Planning

TGWO – that means “thank God winter’s over”! If you are like me, you’ve waited all year and the time has finally come for a well-deserved vacation. Whether heading to the beach or mountains, flying to foreign lands, or planning a “staycation” by puttering in the garden or exploring your hometown, your vacation is something […]

May 6, 2015

Honesty and Ethics

Definition – Code of Ethics: “A guide of principles designed to help professionals conduct business honestly and with integrity. A code of ethics document may outline the mission and values of the business or organization, how professionals are supposed to approach problems, the ethical principles based on the organization’s core values and the standards to […]

April 29, 2015

From the Kitchen to the Boardroom

It’s the stuff of modern business lore – major companies that got their start on the kitchen table or in the garage. Companies like Amazon, Tory Burch, Apple, Disney and many more had their humble beginnings at home. The rest is history. Amazing! Moving from the kitchen to the boardroom can be difficult. The adjustments […]

March 10, 2015

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