Here are 6 #MondayMotivation tips to get you through the (inevitable) workweek.
The unemployment rate may be at a low 4.9 percent, with millions of workers back to work since the height of the recession, but Americans’ financial struggles are far from behind them. According to new research from CareerBuilder, 75 percent of American workers live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. While 38 percent of all workers only live paycheck to paycheck “sometimes,” 23 percent say they always live paycheck to paycheck, and 15 percent said they usually do.
Thanks to technology that enables us to work from anywhere at any time, many small business employers let team members telecommute. The option to work remotely routinely or even occasionally can be a great retention tool as it improves morale by providing employees a better work-life balance. Likewise, this attractive benefit may give your small business a competitive advantage when recruiting new talent.
It’s the question every small business leader dreads: “Can I have a raise?” It’s not that you don’t want to grant your employees a raise — especially when they deserve it — it’s that you simply don’t have the budget right now.
If you’ve ran the numbers and there’s simply no way to offer your employee a raise right now, it is best to be honest with the employee and explain the situation.
Small business owners already pressed for time and eager to fill vacancies may gloss over the process of checking references. But skimping now can result in major repercussions later when a bad hire takes a toll on the company and forces you back to recruiting from square one.
View reference checks as a valuable opportunity rather than as a chore, and go beyond simply verifying titles and dates of employment.
Supply and demand should play a role in your everyday approach to finding the right candidates to fill your open positions or build your talent pool.
Did you know that the vast majority of job seekers visit a company’s career site during their job search? For small business employers, it’s even more essential to have a dedicated career site — a place where you can educate job seekers about what makes your company unique and why they should work for you — in your own words and on your own terms.
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