For me and, after talking to other small businesses, for others too, employee turnover is a huge issue. When you only employ a handful of people, if one of them leaves it creates a real hole. And that’s before you even get started on the cost of replacing them and the productivity issues and lower morale caused by others having to cover their work. So the more we, as businesses, can do to keep our top talent, the better, right? But how?
Instagram is a global phenomenon that can be surprisingly great for small businesses. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Team building activities are a great way to bring employees together, boost morale and potentially learn new skills. In order to retain employees’ interests, it’s important to keep these events new and fresh, allowing individuals to try something different and in some cases, somewhere different.
Healthy, sustainable working practices are big news for big business, especially with Silicon Valley leading the way. But what about smaller businesses?
Interviews can be tricky for either side. If you’re being interviewed, once you get past the standard “Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” questions, you never know what will be thrown at you. If you’re an interviewer, how do you get past the pre-scripted answers to the standard questions to see the real person and make the right hire?
All managers have their own style and some are definitely more effective than others. Over the years I've come across quite a few different approaches -both from people who've managed me directly and, more recently, who I've worked with on projects. And while I've been inspired by some people's approaches, I've been less than impressed with others.
A good team is way more than the sum of its parts. Here are my thoughts on creating the environment and structures that help a great team dynamic to flourish.