How Could Your Business Become More Productive And Successful?

How Could Your Business Become More Productive And Successful?

If your business is still brand new then it can be hard to settle into the industry. You’re probably an entrepreneur with raw passion and determination to succeed in the business world, and you’ve likely hired a small team of equally as determined individuals to help make that a reality. Of course, you’re swimming in a sea of like-minded businesses; standing out requires not just intelligence and passion but a willingness to break the rules and push past what your competitors are doing. Here are some tips on making your small business even more productive and successful than it may or may not already be.

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Health & Safety In the Workplace: 4 Golden Rules

Health & Safety In the Workplace: 4 Golden Rules

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All business owners need to work hard to ensure that their employees are safe at all times. Today, I’m going to highlight four golden rules you’ll need to consider. Failure to take health and safety seriously in the workplace could have drastic consequences for your business. One example of this is that injured workers can make a compensation claim of some kind. Depending on where you live this can involve court cases, investigations and / or fines. That would mean you’d have to find the money for expensive legal fees if you have to go to court or end up having to pay fines. You might also have to take your focus away from the growth of your company. So, it’s sensible to try to avoid them as much as possible by using some (or all) of the advice below.

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Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful

Every Freelancer Needs These Top Things To Be Successful

It’s always hard getting off the starting line if you decide to become a freelancer. After all, unlike guaranteed work with a permanent 9 to 5 type position, it can be challenging to get a steady stream of work coming in to create a more stable income. And as one freelancer in a pool of thousands, it can be hard to compete to secure more work. It can potentially lead you to give up on their freelancing career before you even get started. However, there are some ways you can make a success of your new career. In fact, here are a few top things every freelancer needs to be successful.

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3 Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

3 Signs It's Time For A Career Change #Infographic

Although many people train for years to be in a job they plan on being in for years and years, there’s no shame in going for a career change. People don’t stay the same. People develop and evolve. They get new interests, likes and dislikes, and all kinds of other things change about their life situation. Of course this means that getting a new job makes sense in many instances – you spend a large portion of your time there, so you need to do something that’s right for you at the time. Here are 3 signs you should look for to work out whether it’s time for a career change:

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10 Common Interview Mistakes You Need to Avoid

10 Common Interview Mistakes You Need to Avoid

If you are currently looking for a new job and you have impressed enough to bag a face-to-face interview, firstly, well done! You have passed the first hurdle, and this should give you great confidence. However, the hard work is not over, as you now need to prepare for the interview, so that you stand out from all of the other candidates. One thing you don’t want to do is stand out for all the wrong reasons. With that in mind, read on to discover the common interview mistakes you need to avoid if you want to secure the job.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Fire an Underperformer

5 Signs It's Time to Fire an Underperformer

The recruitment process isn’t quick, it isn’t cheap, and it isn’t simple. When we hire an employee, we have certain expectations and hopes that they will turn out to be a high-performing, engaged employee. We want them to be productive and surpass expectations but, unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, your employees let you down and you need to consider letting them go.

Dismissing staff is a task nobody looks forward to, but if you have tried all you can to manage your employee’s underperformance, it might be time to sever ties. Failing to do so will ultimately hurt your company’s bottom line and affect the reputation of your business.

If you’re uncertain as to whether or not your employee’s performance is below standard, take time to consider the red flags below.

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Being the Boss Isn’t Really as Stressful as You Think

Being the Boss Isn't Really as Stressful as You Think

As with any other thing, there are pros and cons to being the boss. While a lot of people think it is a glamorous position, more people are aware of how much stress such position can bring to an individual. This may be accurate in a different perspective, yet a recent study from Stanford University researchers has proved that there is actually less stress on leaders on higher positions than their subordinates. Come to think of it: the senior manager actually faces more stress than the CEO.

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