The value of well-trained employees to a small business is priceless. However, when severe economic times bear down on us, employee training budget is usually the first to be cut. Cutting your small business’s training budget often makes sense at the time; however, it will prove to be a costly mistake in the long run.
You probably know the anecdote about President Harry S. Truman, whose desk bore a sign with these words: The buck stops here. What he meant, of course, was that he and he alone was ultimately responsible for everything going on in his White House; beyond him, there was no one else to be held accountable.
One of the biggest concerns of any growing organization is the constant need for talent. Talent is harder to find and attract. Even more challenging is retaining talent. Sure you may have the culture, benefits, environment and growth that could support your cause, however, to get there and actually sell your company as an employer
On the short list of things company leaders worry about are the people who depend upon them for their livelihood. But when a sale is on the horizon, the fates of employees aren’t always guaranteed. The reality is that people and processes are important parts of a business, and both need to be nurtured to
Most organizations still regard Millennials as somehow different than their Gen X or Boomer co-workers, but do these assumed differences really hold any weight in the workplace? Or are these stereotypes merely a byproduct of a business environment that looks starkly different than it did 20 years ago? A surprising study from IBM sheds some
There’s a huge misconception in the business world that you need to be loud, powerful, assertive, sticking your chest out and grinding to get what you want. But in fact, quiet employees often are more successful and are considered better leaders. Why is that? Introverts Are Better Listeners Introverts are naturally better listeners, which is