Employees

Giving Employees a Reason to Feel Proud

Do You Give Employees a Reason to Feel Proud of What They Do?

Imagine packing up an evening snack, grabbing a blanket, getting in your car and heading to the lawn of your local university. When the music starts all the visitors on campus go silent as a series of custodians, landscapers, electricians, and construction crews show off their skills to an original dance piece called “From the Ground Up.”

Yes, folks, this really happened in October 2019 on the campus of Wake Forest University in NC. Bill Taylor wrote an article about the event to highlight an important leadership skill: The importance of showing how much you value your employees and helping them feel proud of what they do.

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Aligning Your Corporate Culture with Strategy | Extraordinary Business

The harmony between corporate culture and its wide reaching implications to strategy and output has become central in all successful companies. There is a very particular correlation between  people that make things happen and your company’s financial performance, as explained by author and keynote speaker Brent Gleeson. Gone are the days when employees were just supposed to follow orders from “up top”.

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Key Questions to Ask When Considering M&A for Business Expansion

Mergers and acquisitions often provide a remarkable opportunity for business growth. As with any major business move, it also comes with possible pitfalls. There are numerous potential problems for a company facing a merger or acquisition, as outlined by John Barrows of JBarrows Sales Training. How do you know if your company is in the right place and time for a M&A? Let’s go over some key questions you should ask when considering a merger or acquisition for business expansion.

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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures” | Extraordinary Business

In December 2017, Indeed.com drew from their database of more than 15 million employer reviews to determine which companies were rated highest for culture.  Nike was rated number one and a grocery chain called HEB in Texas was rated #2.  Following HEB are Disney Parks & Resorts, Boys & Girls Club of America, Starbucks and Apple (a total of fifteen companies were listed).
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6 Human Resource Trends the Best Companies Follow

The best in the business employ the best in the business. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than hiring the right people. The ability to negotiate what is becoming an increasingly complex labyrinth of HR processes is crucial. Let’s look at 6 crucial human resource trends that the best companies are following in 2017.
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Creative Compensation Plans for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses

Designing a compensation plan for your employees can be a challenging task. The amount that you pay your staff should be close to the market rate. At the same time, it is essential to link salaries with performance.

Employees should not get the impression that they will receive the same salary regardless of the quality or volume of their output. An effective compensation program is one that spurs workers to perform at their optimum level while aligning their work with the objectives of the organization.

How can your small business devise an ideal compensation plan? Here are some guidelines that you may find useful.

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Improve Productivity By Investing In Your Employees | Extraordinary Business

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Every small business owner knows that workers with a positive mindset are more productive and engaged in their jobs. Their optimism and can-do attitude can translate into higher customer satisfaction, contributing to greater sales and more profits. Here are some tips on how to improve productivity by investing in your employees.
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Improve Productivity By Investing In Your Employees | Extraordinary Business

Every small business owner knows that workers with a positive mindset are more productive and engaged in their jobs. Their optimism and can-do attitude can translate into higher customer satisfaction, contributing to greater sales and more profits. Here are some tips on how to improve productivity by investing in your employees.

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Create a Work Environment That Retains Employees | Extraordinary Business

A fun, creative work environment packed with in-office perks is a great way to attract and retain the best employees. Just look at the Google campus. Lovingly called the Googleplex, it boasts an open design, free bicycles and free breakfast, lunch and dinner from any of the on-campus kitchens. Even if you do not have the multi-billion dollar budget of Google, your business can adopt business culture systems that will keep your employees happy and engaged.
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