Foster your entreployee: A how to guide for in-house innovation

Foster your entreployee: A how-to guide for in-house innovation

In a highly competitive, global economy, small businesses need to use every possible resource to compete with the big guys. But many of us fail to recognize and develop one of our most valuable assets - our internal talent.

This outcome is all too logical; built from the ground up by an entrepreneur (or two) with a big idea, skill set, or personality, a business can become so focused around its founder’s vision that it fails to cultivate other talent.

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15 things millennials will love about your workplace

15 things millennials will love about your workplace

Did you know that millennials (those aged between 18 and 34) now make up more than a third of the American workforce – making them the largest working generation? It's a pretty staggering fact.

From my experience of running a business, I've found they bring a lot to the workplace too. They have an amazing grasp of technology (let’s face it, most can’t imagine what life was like without cell phones or the internet) and are willing to work hard to satisfy their ambitions.

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Sustainable Health Care Cost Containment

Sustainable health care cost containment: What works best?

One of the most expensive challenges for businesses is employee absenteeism. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) estimated that 3 percent of an employer’s workforce was absent on any given day. This statistic translates into lost productivity and a financial impact to the bottom line. It also can have an impact on workplace morale when employees have to pick up extra work because their co-workers aren’t in the office.

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7 tips to help make your workplace healthier

7 tips to help make your workplace healthier

One of the most expensive challenges for businesses is employee absenteeism. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) estimated that 3 percent of an employer’s workforce was absent on any given day. This statistic translates into lost productivity and a financial impact to the bottom line. It also can have an impact on workplace morale when employees have to pick up extra work because their co-workers aren’t in the office.

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Rewarding your top employees without breaking the bank

Rewarding your top employees without breaking the bank

As a small-business owner, I recognize the importance of rewarding employees who perform well and exceed expectations. I appreciate their contributions and want them to know I'm grateful.

Unfortunately, my budget can limit financial rewards. So I was after some ways I could thank my employees without having to shell out a great deal of extra money, and that's when I stumbled across a great article from Inc.

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