So, you've just crossed the finish line in the hiring process and now you're ready to welcome your new employee into your small business. There are critical steps you need to take both to onboard and retain employees. A key link between... Continue
In 1996, Jay Bush, brand spokesman and great-grandson of founder A.J. Bush, was about to get his moment in the spotlight. Advertising executives urged Jay Bush to be the pitchman for his family's brand of baked beans. Camera-shy, Bush... Continue
As a small business owner, you need to accept that your employees are going to talk about you — whether it's to colleagues in the break room, loved ones at home, or friends over coffee. What employees say about you when you're not around... Continue
People don't necessarily quit their bosses — they quit their jobs. While people may be likely to jump ship if they're working for a micromanaging tyrant, most employees exit because of the work. Either they're not empowered, their job... Continue
In an ideal world, your employees are never sick, sad, or stressed. They report to work every morning, and are forever happy and smiling. However, we live in reality, where even your star talent will experience occasional periods of... Continue
Not every small business owner can afford to hire a professional recruiter to help them find top talent. That means many SBOs have to act as their own recruiters, and hiring employees for your business isn't something that comes easily to... Continue
I know I'm going to sound old, but—back in the day—employees received a paycheck and two weeks' vacation. Maybe some healthcare. Usually some retirement, too. But that's it.
Today, however, things are different. The economy is strong... Continue
Have you ever ghosted a candidate? Now, we're not talking about white sheets on Halloween and shouting boo! at trick-or-treaters; rather, we're referring to a scenario where you've interviewed a potential employee and then dodged their... Continue
Want to provide a better experience for your in-store customers? You may want to try getting out of the way.
That's according to a 2018 study of more than 2,900 adults and children in the U.S. and Canada that was conducted by retail... Continue