One CEO has a question that he asks every candidate, and it makes or breaks the interview: Cats or dogs? Surprisingly, it is a valid question with a correct answer. Dogs. As a matter of fact, the candidate just has to pay attention to know the correct answer. Cat lovers may slip by if they … Continue reading Question for the Next Interview: Cats or Dogs?
Paying an amazing hourly rate is only the first step when trying to attract good employees. However, that is not all you need. Walmart is a great example of benefits over hourly rate. They pay dollars shy of some bigger stores, but they offer benefit packages that beat out the competition, including college assistance. The … Continue reading Hourly Rate vs Benefits: Which is Better?
For those of you watching or inconvenienced by the 24 Uber strike in select major cities, you might be happy to hear that they have agreed on a settlement, for the most part. The biggest issue was that many fulltime drivers wanted to be viewed as employees with benefits. While Uber still claims drivers are … Continue reading Uber Strike Worked… Sort Of?
In a market run by the likes of Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Papa John's, there is a little east coast company that is proving that it is possible to pay fair wages in this industry. That shop is &pizza (pronounced and pizza). With 36 current locations, Michael Lastoria hope's to have just over 40 by … Continue reading &Pizza is Renovating the Pizza Business
In case you missed it, last Saturday we discussed the customer service side of business. This week I want you to take a look at the internal workings of your business. It does not matter how many customers you bring in if the interior side of your business is a mess. A high turnover rate, … Continue reading 7 Steps Part 2: Be Detail Oriented
Offering flex time options is an important strategy when it comes to attracting and keeping employees. Many want a positive work-life balance, so why are they afraid to take advantage? There is a major stigma that comes with taking advantage of these options. Known as the flexibility stigma, your employees may feel they will be … Continue reading Are Your Employee’s Hindered by the ‘Flexibility Stigma’?
Employee retention is a valuable trait in a company. People want to work at companies that retain the majority of their workforce. Also, companies are more productive when their employees are well trained, and experienced. So, how can you spot an employee that is ready to quit? A recent study states that you can spot … Continue reading Are Your Employees Ready to Leave for Greener Pastures?