7 Employee Retention Strategies You Should Start Using

Ever noticed how every smart entrepreneur refers to their employees as a team? That’s because they know the value the right people bring to their companies. A business cannot be successful without the right people.

That might sound obvious, but many small businesses ignore the importance of their human resources. According to a recent survey, more than 50% of companies said that they don’t have a strategy for retaining employees.

The problem is that most managers see retention as a compensation issue – incentives, salaries, benefits, etc. In reality, what drives employees goes deeper than merely physical possessions.…

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How to Prioritise Employee Wellbeing in Your Business

Sometimes in the work place the wellbeing of employees is sacrificed in the flow of business. It might sound like something well out of your capacity, but it happens more often that you’d think and generally without anyone even realising. It’s important to stay aware of the spirit of your employees as, apart from the social and moral responsibility that comes with being an employer, maintaining a happy workforce is proven to improve your company’s performance and efficiency.

Employee wellbeing

What is employee wellbeing?

Employee wellbeing is, in its simplest form, all to do with how happy your employees are. There are many factors that could influence this, many of which are, obviously, out of your hands, such as their home and personal life, but employers are often unaware of just how much power they have over their employees’s happiness.…

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Increase Employee Activities with These 7 Tips

On the average, an employee spends about 8.8 hours per day at work, and 7.7 hours sleeping. In short, employees spend more time in the workplace than in at home and this calls for plenty of socializing with one’s co-workers.

Productive business people

Individual personalities being what they are, life in the office can be stressful and although some workers remain unaffected by the situation it may cause others to become apathetic and this can also affect the other people in the workplace. So here are some tips on how to maintain increased productivity and positive worker motivation.

1. Establish a family-like ambience

It is great if employees feel a sense of camaraderie in the office.…

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What Company Directors Need to Know About Flexible Working

Flexible working is an increasingly common aspect of the ways in which businesses and organisations of all sizes function and operate.

Flexible working

Contemporary computing and communication technologies have made it possible for more and more people to collaborate remotely and do increasingly greater portions of their work from anywhere.

The result has been a broadly positive trend towards flexible working among employees who might otherwise have struggled to find a sustainable balance between managing busy lives and professional productivity.

Here are some key issues of consideration in this context for company directors and particularly for SMB bosses.

Everyone has the right to ask

Legislation introduced in recent years in the UK means that anyone employed anywhere in the country has a right to request flexible working arrangements as part of the way they perform their duties.

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Who Should Do Employer Branding In Your Company

We live in an age where it is more important than ever before to attract the right talent and to retain it for as long as possible. As many experts have been warning, this is the age of diminished employee loyalty and the potential employees are becoming more and more discerning, especially in competitive industries where there is shortage of qualified workers.

Employer branding

One of the ways in which companies go about this is that they start doing a bit of employer branding in the hopes they will set themselves apart from the competition.

Employer Branding Basics

Employer branding was introduced as a concept in the 1990s even though it has arguably been a part of the business world since forever.…

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Top Reasons A Staffing Agency Can Boost Your Career

A Temp Or Staffing Agency Can Simplify Your Job Search

Engineering career

If you are looking for employment, it can be extremely time consuming and stressful to sift through the numerous online job search sites in order to find gainful employment. When you spend hours sending off your resume electronically, how do you even know your dream job will see it? How do you stand out in the complicated online world of applying for jobs? If you are tired of endless online job searches that do not seem to match you with a great job in your chosen career, you may want to consider using a temp or staffing agency.…

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Should Your Company be Recruiting from a Foreign Market?

In a world where 64% of workers have a positive attitude to overseas work, opportunities to recruit from a foreign market are opening to businesses all over the world. With increased globalisation and the reach of eCommerce and the World Wide Web, more businesses operate internationally than ever before.

Global business partnership

Considering around 13 % of the British workforce are under-qualified for their current role, it might be time to capitalise on the growing pool of talent from overseas.

Conducting an international recruitment campaign

Structuring a global recruiting and selection process can be a challenge. Aside from the administrative headache associated with putting the required policies and processes in place, an international campaign must consider the best cultural and language practices.…

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How to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee

In a desperate attempt to occupy my exhausted mind with more or less entertaining content a few days ago, I stumbled over an article in the Inc. Magazine that was going on and on about how to spot an exceptional employee whenever you see one. The ultimately goal was, presumably, either to reward such people for their or to lure them into an employment contract (if we are talking about candidates).

Hardworking employee

As far as I can tell, the article is not spanking new and has been published on LinkedIn more than a year ago where it earned no less than 6,333 likes, 1,073 comments and 28 shares.…

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The Importance of Worker Engagement

No doubt, you are sitting there right now scratching your head wondering what we mean by worker engagement. Do not worry because you are not alone. The term is one that has gradually fallen out of use over the years.

Happy and engaged employees

Simply put worker engagement is the way in which firms interface with their workforce. How they manage their relationship with their employees.

Sadly, the reason the term is no longer in common use is because few firms think much about worker engagement. This partly explains why the relationship many companies have with their workers is no longer healthy and mutually beneficial.…

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5 Tips for Hiring Better Sales Account Executives

Salespeople play a crucial role in the success of any organization. After all, they are the ones who generate the revenue a company needs to grow. One common mistake that hiring managers make is focusing too much on the numbers and other details that are already on a candidate’s resume.

Job interview

While it is important to know what a sales representative is capable of, taking the time to ensure that he or she is a good fit for the business is even more critical. The key is to use a style of interviewing that draws out themes that give essential insight into the candidate’s motivations.…

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