5 Ways to Show Your Employees that Your Small Business Cares

As a small business, you know it’s very important that you do what you can to keep your employees happy. After all, turnover costs your company money, and in a small business, money may not be something you have much of. As an employee of a small business, it’s very important to know that your employer cares about you. If an employer shows you that you’re appreciated, it encourages you to stay there for a long period of time.

It’s known in the business world that employees need to feel appreciated. As a small business, you need to find creative and useful ways to do this in order to keep your employees happy.…

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Employees Need to Feel Appreciated

If you’ve been paying attention to the principles of sound management theory, then you already understand the value of emotional intelligence. It’s not just psychobabble, but a real aspect of intelligence that needs to be respected in the workplace.

Although it may sound like an oxymoron, there is such a thing as happy employees.

Happy and motivated employees

Happy employees are engaged employees. In turn, engaged employees do all the things necessary to help a company prosper.

  • They are easy to manage because they are conscientious, hard-working, talented, and productive,
  • They show up on time,
  • They help each other out,
  • They work all the time they work,
  • And they provide such excellent customer service that customers wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
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3 Benefits the Most Talented Employees Look For in an Employer

For many small business owners, there’s a difficult balance to strike between being fiscally responsible and giving employees incentive to stay with your company. While some business owners feel that taking a very minimalistic approach will give them the most financial reward, this point of view may prove to be very short-sighted. If you have grand ideas for your small business and plan to expand in the future, you’re going to want to acquire the talent to get you there—and that talent typically won’t work for nothing.

Employer and her employees

Hard working, valuable employees understand their worth to a company and want to be compensated accordingly.…

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How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent in 2014

Back in 1997, McKinsey wrote the ‘War on talent’. They observed and predicted that hiring and keeping the best people was the biggest challenge for business. But, since 2008 and the (almost) global recession, the war seems to have been more easily fought. The balance of power shifted. Suddenly, employers had the upper hand and they had a choice of candidates who would work under pretty much any conditions.

Attracting and retaining top talents

Six years later, in 2014, the pendulum is swinging back in favour of the employee. Suddenly employers can’t find high calibre candidates quickly enough. Wages are rising and there are murmurs of discontent amongst existing staff.…

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