When workers trust their leaders, good things happen. They feel empowered to give valuable, honest feedback that can help a small business grow. Creativity and willingness to try new things flourish because employees know management has their back. Individual accountability rises as team members follow the lead from above to take responsibility for actions.
Yet less than half of full-time workers trust their boss, according to a 2016 EY study.
For any company, purchasing new software is no small affair. Rather than simply flipping an “on” switch, companies must go through a weeks-long implementation process to learn the software, ensure it is working properly, and meet expectations. We spoke with Brett Kashanitz, Vice President of Engagement & Service at CareerBuilder and an expert in the recruitment technology space, to clear up some burning questions about the implementation process, shed light on the challenges clients run into and discuss CareerBuilder’s own unique approach to implementation.
When your strongest candidate rejects your offer, you experience a flood of emotions, and then you go through the following phases...
As a small business owner with many things going on at any given time, it can be easy to miss signs of dissatisfaction among your employees. But the last thing you need is low morale and high turnover, so it pays to get a pulse on your team. Thoughtful, regular employee engagement surveys can help you do just that.
Instead of asking any old questions, however, select ones that will provide insight on how to make your small business a better place to work.
According to the survey, 68 percent of employers plan to increase salaries for full-time, permanent workers in Q4, with 28 percent anticipating an average pay increase of 5 percent or more.
Looking for an effective way to generate interest in your small business that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Utilize one of the greatest assets already at your disposal – your employees. Enthusiastic workers make excellent salespeople, not only of your products and services but also of your workplace. Help them become “brand ambassadors” capable of gaining attention from potential customers and prospective employees with these tips:
Get them excited about your vision.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you’re well aware that election season is upon us. In fact, chances are you’ve participated in a few discussions on this topic – perhaps even in the workplace. While a little discourse and debate can be healthy for workers, when it comes to politics, things can go from healthy to heated in a matter of seconds.