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Run & Grow

Losing Employees to Clients or Competitors? Culture Is the Secret to Retaining Them

Smart companies recruit and retain top talent by using these four culture-related strategies

Businesses lose employees all the time. At any moment, you could lose your top salesperson or developer to your biggest competitor, a company in another industry or one of your own clients. Some of your best workers might decide to start a ...

by Drew McLellan  | December 27, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Bill Doubling Paid Service Incentive Leaves to 10 days Approved By Congress

Proposed law aims to boost workers' morale and productivity

Qualified employees may soon enjoy yearly paid leaves of up to 10 days after the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading a measure seeking to double the service incentive leaves on August 29.With a vote of 203-0, the Lower ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 29, 2018 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to Help a Struggling Employee Get Back on Track

Employees aren't just the skills you hired them for. They are people with all the baggage that entails.

Do you have an employee—or multiple employees—struggling with output and productivity? Or perhaps you have a recent hire who hasn't been living up to expectations, and neither one of you knows what to do.These cases are extremely frustrating: People who appeared capable of ...

by John Rampton  | May 13, 2018 08:00:00
Startup Tips

This Small Firm Reveals How It Keeps Work Fun

Go beyond party planning

"We've now had two successful Jeopardy! rounds," reports Alexis Meisels, as she stands at the front of a San Francisco conference room. She's a senior media associate at the PR firm Bateman Group, but right now she's addressing a very select group of colleagues. They ...

by Michelle Konstantinovsky  | April 02, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

6 reasons why your best employees quit

A healthy employee is a happier employee.

Just because a person is satisfied with their job does not necessarily mean they are not looking for new opportunities. Because of this, it is critical to keep up with your employees’ needs and continue to motivate and challenge them with work ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | July 15, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How positive work relationships attract job seekers, retain employees

Positive work relationships are a necessity now for employees and job seekers.

Do you want to attract and retain top performers? It might be time to start looking more closely at how you foster relationships.Candidates are driving the job market in 2016 and they are increasingly making professional decisions based on emotional compatibility with ...

by Jason Wesbecher  | May 12, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

How to make people stay in your company

Like any relationship, letting people grow is the best way to make them stay.

It is hard to find a good employee, so when you do find the right person you want them to stick around. As the boss, there are things you can do to help ensure that your employees and co-workers not only stay, ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | May 02, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to stop demotivating your people

Lesson no. 1: Stop being stingy with your recognition.

Millions have been poured into thousands of studies, all asking the same question: "How do you motivate people?" Unfortunately, it is the wrong question. The right question is “What are you doing to demotivate people?”To drive home the point, I have asked ...

by Alan Zimmerman  | April 20, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How your employees want to be rewarded (even with limited company budget)

A simple recognition of your employees’ efforts can easily boost their morale.

Employees are the cornerstone of any business. They are usually the primary point of contact with your customers and as such, can make or break your company brand and customer experience. For the small business owner, keeping employees happy and engaged can seem ...

by Nellie Akalp  | April 18, 2016 03:00:00
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

7 ways to retain your best employees

But do the hard work of removing those who slow everyone else down.

The single most expensive part of any organization is your employees. Salaries and benefits such as healthcare, 401K matches (in the US, for example) and vacations cost companies more than any other category. People are expensive. Just bringing in a new employee can cost ...

by Troy Stoneking  | February 19, 2016 10:00:00
Run & Grow

7 qualities that distinguish genuine leaders from bossy poseurs

Learn what it takes to be a genuine and effective leader.

Being a successful entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily make you a successful leader. A truly great leader understands the many different factors that come with leading others and strives to help others reach their goals. Leaders are always developing themselves and act as visionaries ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | July 27, 2015 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to keep good employees from looking for other jobs

These three tips will help you retain your best employees for a long time.

by Christopher Hann  | May 18, 2015 02:00:00