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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Book Review: Back Pocket Coach and Guest Post – How To Diplomatically Critique Another

Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others.
 

 

Book Details:

Book Title: Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life
Authors: Diane Brennan and Alexandra Ross
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 104 pages
Genre: Communication, Self-help
Publisher: New View Press
Release date: January 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 16, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully –whether you’re engaging with one person or a team of people.

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You Snooze You Lose: Why Is Speed Important In Business?

You Snooze You Lose: Why Is Speed Important In Business?

In this post, we’re going to talk about something that tends to go unnoticed by a lot of small or new business owners. As the title suggests, the topic is speed. Specifically, why is it so important in business?

For starters, speed refers to how quickly your business does things. It refers to the speed with which you reply to customer service queries, carry out services, ship out products, and so on. A lot of people believe that speed doesn’t matter that much and that as long as you produce things of a high quality – that’s all that matters.

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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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Closing The Gender Gap in the Workplace

Closing The Gender Gap in the Workplace

Two months ago I was walking in my hometown of Bristol, England. I passed a modern office with glass walls and my curiosity compelled me to look inside. I saw a conference room with about ten people in it. All of them were men.

Is the Gender Gap Still Prevalent in the Workplace?

When we talk about the gender gap in the workplace, there are two factors to consider. Firstly, that there are more men working than women. Secondly, that those women are not paid the same amount as men. Despite numerous countries creating laws to eradicate the gender pay gap, it is still very much present in today’s society.  This isn’t just a problem for us in the UK: the problem is worldwide.

The American Association of University Women explains why the gender gap still exists for so many of us in the workplace. For full-time men and women, they claim that there is still a 20% pay gap in the USA. How is this possible?

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