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Managing People Well–Raises and Promotions

Managing People Well–Raises and Promotions

Raises I’d like to cover these first, as they are more straightforward. A raise is an increase in an employee’s pay without a corresponding increase in their responsibilities or level in the organization. Good looks like this: The employee and manager mutually...

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Managing Employees Well–Onboarding and Performance Management

Managing Employees Well–Onboarding and Performance Management

Onboarding Most companies are frankly poor at onboarding, yet it sets the tone for the new employee’s entire tenure with you. This is where a system really shines because every employee will have a lot of needs in common. Create a template for onboarding that includes...

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Managing employees well–recruiting and hiring

Managing employees well–recruiting and hiring

Recruiting Recruiting is to hiring what marketing is to sales. If you don’t have a good recruiting system in place, your hiring process will be hit-and-miss. Just like marketing and sales, recruiting and hiring should flow from your strategic plan. As a business...

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Managing employees well—an overview

Managing employees well—an overview

From Gallup polls to the Harvard Business Review, the evidence shows that most businesses struggle to manage their employees well. Large or small, most companies have not “cracked the code” on this critical part of business operations. Yet, I dare to think I can give...

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How to regain control of your business

How to regain control of your business

First of all, let me admit that the title of this post might be misleading. It should probably be “How to gain as much control as you can reasonably expect over your business”. As my mentor Michael McIntyre says, many people suffer from the illusion that they can...

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Are you stuck?

Are you stuck?

As a business owner, are you living the life you dreamed of? Or are you stuck in some way? Being “stuck” as a business owner can mean a variety of things since the specifics of each owner’s situation are different. While acknowledging that truth, I suggest that we can...

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