Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.
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As you are reading this, 52% of employees already work remotely in some form. Kudos for being among partially or fully distributed teams. Statistics show that companies who support remote work experience 25% higher employee retention than those who don’t. Despite the benefits, working remotely isn’t always a piece of cake. Frankly speaking, remote work […]
Studies and reports are definitive — engaged employees perform better than disengaged employees. Companies with highly engaged employees see 2.5 times as much revenue and 22% more productivity than companies with disengaged employees. Engaged employees also have a longer employment lifecycle than disengaged employees. This means that an engaged employee in a company is more […]
Employers aim to build talented and dedicated workforces. You might ask the employees on your payroll how they like working at your company. Though you want satisfied workers, happy employees aren’t necessarily productive. You need to understand employee satisfaction vs. employee engagement.
You often hear that you’re “only as good as the people you hire.” There’s no doubt this phrase is true, especially when we’re talking about small businesses. But, what you don’t hear as often is that continuing training and encouraging employee development is just as important as hiring, if not more so.
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 4/18/2016. Early in my career, before I became my own boss and the CEO of Patriot Software, I was a hard charging mover and shaker. I did whatever was necessary to get the job done. I took no prisoners, offered no quarter to failure, and if my […]
As a small business owner, you need to make sure your business is running smoothly. This can be challenging if your team isn’t collaborating well. Use simple team building activities to get your employees working together. Team building strategies for small business owners Sometimes, getting everyone on payroll to operate as a team is difficult. […]
If your business has multiple departments or even just employees who do vastly different tasks, you must be aware of interdepartmental communication. Even at small businesses, where it’s easier to communicate with co-workers, there are ways to improve communication between departments.
Promoting a small business can be tough (and expensive). How do you get customers to fall in love with your products and services without breaking the bank? Use a brand recognition strategy to boost business with word-of-mouth marketing. What is your brand? Sometimes, small business owners struggle to understand what a brand is. But, the […]
No two employees are the same. Your employees have different backgrounds, experiences, and mindsets. They work at different paces and have varying strengths and weaknesses. A diverse workforce is great for small business, but employee differences can also cause conflict.
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