It has been said repeatedly in business: Employees leave bad bosses, not jobs. It is true. How many have left one job, just to work again in the same field for a competitor? Often, it is the people they work for that can sour the work environment. It is preventable, though! How? Well, there are … Continue reading Why Employees Quit Bosses, Not Companies
Maternity leave has been around for ages in the US. However, don't you feel it is time for our country to catch up with the times? A company in New Delhi is now offering gender neutral time off for new parents. Not only does the mom need time to welcome the new addition (and recover), … Continue reading We Need Gender Neutral Parental Leave, Too!
There are varying viewpoints when it comes to direct sales/multi-level marketing (MLM). Some feel it is the opportunity they dreamed about. Some feel it is a financial trap. Ultimately it is your decision. However, some believe the money spent is not worth the income that shows on their 1099. I beg to differ, of course. … Continue reading Are Direct Sales Strategies A Trap For Homemakers?
There has recently been a discussion on offering your employees raises and what translates into a deserved raise. Needless to say, I have my own two cents to add to the mix. I do not argue with some of the reasoning behind offering and giving raises to employees. There are multiple good reasons besides just … Continue reading Raises For Employees: Yay Or Nay?
New businesses struggle with knowing when they should and should not hire. It is a difficult question to answer. INC recently shared 3 signs for whether you need to hire, and I have a few ideas to help you decide whether it is what you need! The major question you need to ask yourself is, … Continue reading Should Your Business Hang The ‘Now Hiring’ Sign? Questions To Ask Yourself!
Manners are a must in business. They are especially important if you are trying to sell your skills to a potential employer. Taking the time to thank everyone you met during the interview process speaks volumes. It will help paint you as a considerate person who is detail oriented. Put yourself in the employer's shoes. … Continue reading Use Manners To Sell Yourself In Business: What Thank You Means After An Interview
Hint: Those words do not include please and thank you. Although, manners do help. A recent INC. article states that a simple phrase, "Most of my customers..." is all you need. Ok, so you have the 4 magic words, how or why do they work? The fact of the matter is that people like suggestions. … Continue reading 4 Magic Words To Land A Sale