External Threats and Market Conditions Can Shift Your ocus
People fail from broken focus as problems will divert your attention
As the global economic recovery remains tentative, it is all too easy for business owners to become preoccupied with external threats and market conditions.
While these undoubtedly have an impact on the course that your business will take during periods of austerity, however, you cannot afford to lose sight of the internal risks that may ultimately undermine your prosperity.
Recognizing these internal threats and how they may impact on your business and employees is critically important.
There is no point in creating a recession proof business plan if you allow your firm to become vulnerable to issues that originate within, so there is a pressing need to consider all aspects of your venture when economic hardship takes hold.
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Shrinking Workforce, Average Stay Now at 17 months, Skill Levels Requiring Employer Investment
Businesses are increasingly under stress to maintain key employees — what to do?
Current trends show that the average employee remains with one company for approximately 17 months before moving on.
When an employer weighs the options for retaining an employee or letting the individual go, the arguments in favor of getting the employee to stay may not be as obvious.
However, a recent study conducted by the Center for American Progress revealed that employers incur a cost of approximately 20% of an employee’s salary when the individual leaves.
Do the math and it’s clear to see that the cost of losing a $50,000-per-year employee can add up to a loss of $10,000 for the employer.
Various considerations can help employers maintain current talent, while saving them the time, effort, and money involved in dealing with a high rate of turnovers.
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5 Ways To Improve Your Company’s Performance Management
Performance management is involved in tracking the activities of your staff, and their productivity.
This then provides a benchmark on which to improve.
This can be measured in a variety of ways, from goal setting to more discussion-based methods.
There are a number of different ways of both carrying out performance tracking, and encouraging staff to increase productivity and therefore improve profitability.
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Attracting and Retaining Staffs
The Importance of Benefits
While the U.S. economy continues to deliver decidedly mixed portents, there can be little doubt that the nation is at least moving in the right direction.
This is especially true with regards to unemployment and job creation, with the former falling to 7.6% in March and continuing the downward trend first established towards the end of 2012.
While the most obvious conclusion to draw from this is that a growing number of individuals are finding employment, there are additional consequences that need to be considered.
The job market will benefit from improved sentiment, for example, which in turn will encourage the long term unemployed to resume their search for work and make a commitment to achieving financial independence.
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ADP® Webcast to Help Small Businesses Better Understand the Complexities and Mandates of the PPACA
Free webcast will help clarify new provisions specific to small businesses, assisting owners in understanding how the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Mandates and Market Reforms can affect small businesses in 2014
ROSELAND, N.J., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – ADP®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, will host a free webcast on May 14, 2013, to help small business owners and employers understand the impact of new Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that will take effect in 2014, including the establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges and, in many states, the expansion of Medicaid
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Feel Like You Are Always In the Shallow End of the Pool of Knowledge?
Our brains need more time to digest and process things than we believe
A while ago, we did an article about the importance unplugging… from work, from every day life, from everything…
Which also means your cellphones, smartphones, your tablets… anything electronic like your computer (gasp!), TV (uuhhhhhhh!!), radio (now way!!!), stereo (now wait a minute!!!!)…
But only temporarily…
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10. Open Forum Sessions
These highly interactive sessions offer conference attendees a unique opportunity to discuss the issues that are critical to them and their organizations.
9. Expo Hall
Visit the Expo Hall to learn about organizations on the leading edge of new technologies and innovative HR delivery solutions and applications.
8. Pre-Conference Courses
These interactive courses will expand your knowledge and help develop solutions that will make a difference in your career and your organization’s bottom line.
Courses are held prior to the start of the conference, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, http://bit.ly/IHRIM2013_Courses.
7. Disney Contemporary Resort
The site of the IHRIM 2013 Conference, is the only hotel to have the Walt Disney World® Monorail System pass through the main lobby and provides easy access to…
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Being a Referee May Be a Necessary Step of Your Management
Key is learning how to step-in with out stepping-in the middle
One of the most difficult parts of business management is mediating conflicts between employees.
Calming things down, repairing relations, and reinstating the status quo is complicated.
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Recruiting Is Taking On A New Approach
Once thought to be a fad, social media is now being embraced – globally
We were recently contacted by someone who is searching for a job in Pakistan, seeking either employement with us or assistance in direction…
As we are a publications and research network, we obviously didn’t have a job for him, but did offer some suggestions to hime that may help you if you are still between jobs or are thinking about jumping ship to another job…
Some things we did tell him — and now are telling you — to think about: recruiting is taking on a huge shift and many recruiters are seeking candidates through facebook and other social media…
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5 Military Leadership Skills That Businesses Can Benefit From
It’s more than the trust we have for them otherwise a lot of leaderships skills could be found elsewhere
Leadership skills are a primary feature that businesses look for when choosing managers and CEOs
Those who serve in the military are admired by Americans, consistently placing in the number-one spot as the group of people they trust most.
Military service awards people important leadership skills that businesses can use in their operations.
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The Pan European HR Network Announces: iRecruit 2.013
Europe’s Foremost Talent Management & Recruitment Congress
The Pan European HR Network, producers of many of the world’s leading talent and recruitment events, have now focused their expertise in one event on June 20-21 in Amsterdam.
iRecruit 2.013 is Europe’s foremost Talent Management and Recruitment Congress & Expo providing the market and our members with the best information, recommendations, technologies, tools and resources that your business and leadership teams need for success.
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First Impressions Count, Continued Impressions Build or Destroy On the First
Research Shows in the first 30 seconds of a 1st meeting most have already formed an opinion of you
Job candidates cannot walk into an interview cold without having practiced some of the best ways to impress the interviewer.
You have to stand out from dozens of other applicants vying for the same position.
One misstep can stop you from being hired, but a bland, unexciting interview style can also have the company passing you over for someone else.
But having knowledge of what works is to your best advantage.
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There Are Leaders Then There Are the Greatest Leaders
What Separates Leaders from the Great Leaders?
Humanity’s major advances in science, technology, and politics are in large part due to the work of leaders.
Leaders are the initiative-takers.
They are the first to raise their hands during a vote and the first to take a step towards a goal.
They are the tiny pebble that ultimately becomes an avalanche.
There’s debate as to whether leaders are born or made.
It is true that some people come into the world with certain natural traits, such as charisma, that make them excellent leaders.
However, all the charisma in the world means nothing if you don’t also have the leadership skills necessary to accomplish your objectives.
Luckily, skills can be learned.
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Employee Morale Can Make or Break Your Business
A diligent and trustworthy employee is difficult to find.
Not only are diligent and trustworthy employees hard to find, they’re difficult to keep as well.
One of the key reasons for their exit?
When an excellent employee suddenly leaves a company, or steadily declines in his or her quality of work, then low morale is usually the issue.
Employee morale is the ability of the employees to successfully perform and complete tasks based on their discipline, confidence, happiness, and teamwork.
Keeping employee morale high can increase your business’s productivity and revenue.
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Microsoft, Apple, Ford Motor Co., GE, and Intel were 5 of the most profitable companies (excluding banks and oil outfits) in 2012, according to CNN Money.
It is no coincidence that all the aforementioned companies are also featured on the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies list for 2013.
Business owners must strike that delicate balance between getting the most out of their employees, while offering enough incentive to retain the talent that brings innovation and profit to the company.
Some of the more unconventional strategies may not be for every CEO, but the results are undeniable.
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