Do you find yourself in the position of constantly hiring for entry-level positions, and feeling frustrated by the poor quality of the applicants?
It’s the same problem, and I hear it over and over from small business owners. Quite honestly, I’m very worried for those of you struggling with this.
2015 is approaching rapidly! Every year, I use the last month to do strategic planning in preparation for the following year. Year-end is a great time to reflect on the year’s WINS and losses, along with all there is to be learned. Then, plan the year ahead.
Congratulations! You have found and hired an A-Player employee. This employee is exceeding your expectations in lots of different ways. It feels too good to be true! You may already be hearing a nagging voice in your head, asking, “Just how will you hang on to this really good talent?”
If you’re like most business owners, you want your company to stand out from the crowd, to be innovative, and to have a clear market position.
Many business owners I talk to are very frustrated with the “drama” that comes along with having employees. A question I hear over and over is, “Why can’t employees just get along with one another and do their jobs?” Often, business owners are blind to their own role in perpetuating the drama among employees. That was the case with Dr. Jones.
A lot of us cross off completed tasks from a written To-Do List. At the end of the day, the list can look pretty messy. Once everything has been crossed off the list, we toss it in the trash.
I recently had the honor of presenting the Riverton Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award to Jeff and Michelle McMenamy and their team at Teton Therapy PC. Teton Therapy provides physical and occupational therapy services to residents of Fremont County, WY.
Ever had a customer who drove you crazy? You may want to fire that customer. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes, you are better off letting a customer go, rather than dealing with on-going complaints.