Time Wasters: Getting a Handle on Efficiency

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Operations & Processes

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If you feel like you and your employees are working hard, but productivity is still low, your workplace is guilty of at least one major time waster. Efficiency is putting the old adage of “smarter, not harder” to use, and time wasters enable this. Employees and leadership alike are guilty of time wasters, and you’ll have to work together to … Read More

Developing Strong Habits as a Leader

Posted by Jess AulwesPosted on Leadership

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It’s on your resume, without a doubt. “Exceptional leadership skills.” “Experience leading a team of people.” “Attended leadership training.” The buzz word “leadership” shows up everywhere, and there is plenty of information out there as to what it means to be a leader and how to develop strong leadership skills. What happens after that? When you find yourself in a … Read More

Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Community

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For many years when shopping for a good or need we look for the cheapest option. The cheapest option however often resides in a mainstream, global corporation. While this can sometimes be the easiest option for us at the time, we forget a much more valuable and important option exists. Often times the people behind these corporations do not care … Read More

Farewell to 2021- Important Business Takeaways

Posted by Luke ImslandPosted on Operations & Processes

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In 2020, we were pretty tired of hearing the “new normal” phrase, yet here we are, smack in the middle of our new normal. Your business may have thrived, or maybe you’re still picking up the pieces. Either way, 2021 has left us with important takeaways as we look forward to 2022.  The Future is Virtual We started to learn … Read More

Conducting More Effective Staff Meetings

Posted by Kevin ElsburyPosted on Operations & Processes

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Couldn’t this have been an email? We hear this all the time from employees after sitting through yet another grueling staff meeting. Both employers and employees can tell when a meeting is ineffective. People are disengaged, they check their devices constantly and stare daggers at the clock as if willing it to tick faster. If you want to have more … Read More

Effective Employee Interviewing in a Competitive Job Market

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Recruitment & Retention

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Since everyone is hiring right now, the job market has gotten competitive. To hire the right people and have the right people want to work for you, the process starts during the hiring process. Your organization needs to stand out to talented potential employees. Prior to the interview, you’ll need to post an effective job description, followed by facilitating an … Read More

Year-End Bonuses: Benefits and Drawbacks

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Operations & Processes

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As 2021 comes to a close you may be considering doling out year-end bonuses for your employees. A year-end bonus is a lump-sum given to each employee to reward dedication and hard work. Most small-businesses do not offer bonuses, however those that do see the positives. There are both benefits and drawbacks to year-end bonuses.  How much should a year-end … Read More

Employee Growth Plans – Why They Are More Important Than Ever

Posted by Jennifer MonkPosted on Leadership, Recruitment & Retention

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In today’s world, it is extremely important that organizations value growth among their members. If companies want to continue to grow in all aspects of business it is very beneficial for them to provide various growth opportunities to their employees. Expanding the knowledge of employees helps them grow in their current role as well as gain skills to progress into … Read More

Mental Health Awareness for Your Organization

Posted by Jess AulwesPosted on Operations & Processes

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Oftentimes in a meeting we might hear “take care of your mental health,” usually coming from leadership. A manager might suggest you “go home and relax” as an effort to protect your mental health. The problem is if there is a true mental health issue, “relaxing” isn’t going to solve it. Going home and taking a bath isn’t going to … Read More

Importance of Secure Passwords

Posted by Rachel HauckPosted on Operations & Processes, Uncategorized

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Protection It is extremely important to choose passwords that protect your personal information. There are many types of dangerous identities that are working every day to steal your personal information such as hackers and malicious software. There are many ways for hackers to steal your information. They have resources to buy your passwords of the dark web, manual guessing, and … Read More