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Is Performance Based Pay Practical for Your Company?

Over the years, many companies have attempted to implement performance based pay for employees. Some have been successful with the programs, while others have experienced utter failure. So what makes a performance based pay program work in some situations and not others? Research and real-world trial and error suggest that the success of a performance based pay system can vary greatly depending … Continue

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How to Become More Productive at Work

Whether you're a business owner or an employee, there's a good chance that you're concerned about improving productivity at work. Productivity tends to improve business operations, increase profits, and boost employee morale, and productivity is very closely linked to efficiency. Below you will find the top five tips for becoming more efficient at work: 1. Get organized. Becoming organized is … Continue

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When You Encounter the Feeling of “Been There, Done That” as an Entrepreneur

During the fourth stage of emotions that experts say most new entrepreneurs experience, you will adjust to having become used to your role as a business owner. As this happens, most entrepreneurs redefine themselves and their lives in terms of their business, and they accept that their company will be a part of their lives well into the future. After you've passed through the first three emotional … Continue

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5 Ways to Properly Greet a Customer

When entering a store, most customers want to see an employee make a genuine effort to acknowledge and assist them. As a customer in a hurry, I might be just looking for one specific item and may need the assistance of the employee. However, if I am ignored and my time is wasted waiting for help, I will move on to another store. With so many online and physical retail options available now, if … Continue

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How to Become More Productive at Work

Whether you're a business owner or an employee, there's a good chance that you're concerned about improving productivity at work. Productivity tends to improve business operations, increase profits, and boost employee morale, and productivity is very closely linked to efficiency. Below you will find the top five tips for becoming more efficient at … Continue

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How to Become an Efficiency Expert

Hardly a week goes by without my being contacted by someone posing the question: "How do I become a business efficiency consultant?" After repeatedly (and inefficiently) responding to many of those emails with similar advice, I'm now sitting down to hopefully write out that advice in a more permanent form. Before I begin, however, let me give a … Continue

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Is Performance Based Pay Practical for Your Company?

Over the years, many companies have attempted to implement performance based pay for employees. Some have been successful with the programs, while others have experienced utter failure. So what makes a performance based pay program work in some situations and not others? Research and real-world trial and error suggest that the success of a … Continue

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Combating the Mid Afternoon Productivity Lull in the Office

It's the 3 o'clock lull, a universal experience in the stereotypical office environment. You can see it in the "yawn wave," as cubicle after cubicle emits a restless sigh or groan. Tired, distracted employees move in their chairs aimlessly. Paper shuffling declines, while keyboard tapping grows faint, and an occasional snore is heard coming from … Continue

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How to Stay Focused at Work During Tough Times

Staying focused at work during times of trouble at home can be extremely difficult. A divorce, death in the family, or other traumatic event can turn your entire world upside down. So how are you supposed to care about work (much less stay focused at the office) when your entire life feels like it’s been uprooted? While it will never be easy to … Continue

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Do Tuition Reimbursement Programs Benefit the Employer?

Tuition reimbursement programs - agreements in which you (the employer) agrees to finance all or part of an employee’s post-secondary education - are one type of benefit that many employers choose to provide to their staff. But it can sometimes be difficult to decide whether or not a tuition reimbursement program is right for your company. … Continue

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How to Handle Employee Insubordination

Dealing with employees who don't take your advice or listen to instructions Most managers and business owners have had the displeasure of dealing with an employee who failed to follow instructions, but even people who are experienced at the task still encounter difficulty with determining how to handle employee insubordination. It is necessary … Continue

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5 Incredibly Easy Tips for Stopping Procrastination

Merriam-Webster defines procrastination like this: Procrastination: To put off intentionally and habitually. Everyone is guilty of the bad habit at one point or another, but some individuals are more guilty than others. People often procrastinate in order to avoid facing a situation, to put off making a decision, or because they "work best under … Continue