Management

Employee retention remains a challenge. But what happens when unemployment rates hit a historic low? What if you could find a solution which could predict turnover? According to ENGAGE Talent, the company’s predictive assessment measures the likelihood of a candidate looking for new options. In assessing financial services, healthcare, and tech industries, ENGAGE says financial
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 A reader from Ohio asks: “I am struggling with the question of firing a family member. In a moment of weakness last year, I hired my brother. I didn’t know he was such a screw up. He comes in late and drops the ball a lot, causing problems with customers. Then he blames it on
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There comes a time when delivering your products in a commuter car doesn’t cut it anymore. Here’s what you need to look for in a work truck for your small business once you become successful. The Right Vehicle for Your Industry The right vehicle for your small business depends on a few things. But you
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Usefulness Content Freshness Ogunjimi successfully forges his own path by helping readers find their own voices regardless of background by dissecting their environments and barriers. Inspiration can come from many places. But how you see yourself and your surroundings can turn that inspiration into a strategic advantage. Gbenga Ogunjimi shows how to develop that advantage
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A reader sends this question: “A relative keeps pestering me for a job in my business. He’s my nephew, but he is inexperienced and not even remotely qualified for the one opening we currently have. That opening is a key role and we need a great person in it. Should I give in and hire
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Hard work is the most important key to success. Without being willing to work hard and put everything into a venture, business success is nearly impossible. No matter what industry you work in, hard work and team spirit is the recipe for a burgeoning and successful business. However, as every business owner, manager and entrepreneur
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Small business owners should always be looking for an edge. Seek whatever increases market competitiveness and provides opportunities to scale. Technological business solutions, such as customer relationship management platforms, are an obvious avenue to explore. But depending on the features they contain, CRM systems can prove a help or a hindrance to the SMB crowd.
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Who’s serving who?  Technology is here to serve you, but when you find yourself checking your phone for notifications or if you’re responding to team emergencies while at dinner or a concert — then you are serving technology.  And that, says Dan Schawbel, isn’t making you the leader you need to be. There are enough
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When it comes to developing your professional skillset, technical skills usually get all the limelight — but what about interpersonal skills at work? Interpersonal skills like empathy and honesty are critical to professional success. Pairing high-quality interpersonal skills and with superb technical skills is a recipe for a unicorn professional. But where can you find
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Usefulness Content Freshness Lund strikes the right tone and simplifies the complexity in communicating online today. Marketing has been taking some twists and turns over the years — with Google’s decision to discontinue Google Plus providing the only seemingly simple choice to marketers; removing a platform from a marketing plan.   But the twists and
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