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Startup Tips

Employees’ lack of sleep hurts businesses

Instead of offering coffee in the pantry, companies should get to the bottom of that yawning.

Doctors recommend eight solid hours of sleep each night, but workers are not clocking in. This lack of sleep is leaving employees less productive, unmotivated and more agitated with co-workers. So, who’s to blame?Related: Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your CareerThe answer ...

by Heather Huhman  | April 28, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to strengthen the team bond

1: Open communication.

Having a happy, healthy, engaged workforce goes far beyond providing free food, gym memberships, and a ping-pong table. While those perks are sure to be appreciated by employees, they do not do much in the way of motivating or retaining them. What ...

by Matt Straz  | March 10, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

3 ways to turn your dumb job into a dream job

Sharing goals can help keep employees and managers on track and on the same page.

Employees know far less about employer expectations than their managers may realize—an October report from Gallup of 1,000 employed adults found that only about half of the employees surveyed had a clear understanding of what was expected of them at work.Related: The best employees stay with ...

by Matt Straz  | March 06, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

What the firing of Yelp employee teaches millennials about work ethics

Is this how you’re going to tell your CEO about your employment concerns? Read and weigh in.

In case you missed it, an online post about a 25-year-old Yelp employee—eh, former employee—has gone viral, and is expected to continue as more parties chime in on the matter.Talia Ben-Ora, a former customer service representative at Yelp’s food delivery business Eat24, ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | February 26, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 preventable disasters that have ruined countless startups

Don't let these preventable disasters hit your business.

Disasters happen, it’s the natural course of the world. An earthquake may strike unexpectedly, a car may collide with ours, or a fire may destroy our homes. Most of these disasters are unexpected, unpredictable and random, and are therefore unpreventable. When they happen, it’s tragic, ...

by Jayson Demers  | July 06, 2015 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Can you be a tough boss without being a jerk?

How to be a tough boss without being hated by your employees? Here are four effective tips.

You want your employees to perform at their best, but there's a fine line between being a tough boss with high expectations and being an unreasonable jerk. Business coach Mike Staver, founder of Fernandina Beach, Florida-based The Staver Group, a business performance ...

by Gwen Moran  | March 02, 2015 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Things to know about the new SSS rule

SSS branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers to register.

Social Security System (SSS) branches nationwide will open for business on four consecutive Saturdays in June to enable household employers and domestic workers or ‘kasambahay’, such as maids, nursemaids or yaya, gardeners, cooks and laundry women, to register with SSS.SSS President and ...

June 03, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 reasons your employees are leaving you

High employee turnover can be disruptive - take care of your business by taking care of your employees

While there is enormous risk and competition, doing business these days could be made much easier by relevant technology and efficient manpower.Investing in manpower can be costly, but it is imperative and could be a little tricky too. For entrepreneurs who are ...

by Icy Luzano  | November 13, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways to keep your employees happy

Entrepreneurs share their secrets on keeping their employees happy.

It is one thing  to find the right employees; it is another to keep them happy on the job.Keeping an employee happy is more than just giving them high salary and prestigious positions in the corporate hierarchy. Sometimes, as one entrepreneur shares, ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 22, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

3 ways to develop an excellent workplace

Shell retailer Eva Tan shares tips on developing an excellent staff.

The best way to take care of your business is by taking care of your people.This sums up the advice of Shell retailer Eva Tan on creating a productive business enviroment, adding that “happy” employees are more dynamic and perform better.After all, ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 04, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Motivate your employees to do their best

Now, more than ever, you need motivational skills to get your people to give their best

Maya Fernandez, manager of a small public relations firm in Quezon City, laments the scarcity of staff willing to go beyond the call of duty. Her new researcher, she says, dutifully compiles published press releases, "But I miss my previous researcher who ...

by Romelda Ascutia  | May 17, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

4 ways a special educational program can help you and your employees

Check out options offered by a reputable university

The Lyceum of the Philippines University recently awarded a University Accreditation Program to McDonald’s Philippines for its Restaurant Management Development Program (RMDP). The program is said to be the first of its kind in the quick-service restaurant industry. Under the program, Lyceum ...

April 28, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Tips on how to make your employees stay

Keep your best employees from jumping ship.

Each year, close to 3,000 people—a significant percentage of them skilled workers and professionals—leave the Philippines to migrate or work abroad. This is a nagging concern that can hurt the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), considering that they usually don’t ...

by Noel De Leon  | March 12, 2012 10:00:00