What Are Small Business Owners Doing to Find and Retain Excellent Employees in 2014

What Are Small Business Owners Doing to Find and Retain Excellent Employees in 2014

Bank of America has been busy taking the pulse of small business owners in larger communities to determine what work life will be like in 2014. Following on the heels of their fall 2013 study,  I am making the projection that employee training and development will...
Leadership and Team Building: Satisfy Short-Term Quarterly Goals or Plan for Long-term Sustainability?

Leadership and Team Building: Satisfy Short-Term Quarterly Goals or Plan for Long-term Sustainability?

The need for instant gratification and to show a profit no matter the cost to employees, society, or an organization’s welfare seems to be the motto in today’s business culture. Yet there are those few stellar organizations…and they are not all Fortune 500’s….that beg...
Effective Teambuilding Yields Surprising Results in Today’s 21st Century Work Culture

Effective Teambuilding Yields Surprising Results in Today’s 21st Century Work Culture

In November we celebrated Labor Day — our tribute to the American workforce. Yet, this year our claims of fidelity to the ideal of hard work as a path to a good life were muted by harsh reality. Only 43.7% of working-age Americans are employed full-time...
Rising Work-Life Balance Concerns Tied to Employee Turnover

Rising Work-Life Balance Concerns Tied to Employee Turnover

It makes sense to talk about labor as we go into the Labor Day Weekend.  So when we think of the achievements of the labor movement, employee turnover is one of the concerns coming out of the Great Recession and it has to do with rising work-life balance issues. More...