Amy Beth Miller
on February 10, 2014
Managers and employees alike often dread annual performance reviews, but when they are done well those reviews can help your business.
Employee reviews are “one of the best management tools people have to improve performance,” says Sharon Armstrong, a…Read » Views: 271
on January 13, 2014
Are you and your employees setting goals for 2014? Now’s the time to finalize your plans for the year ahead. Follow these five steps to help ensure that your expectations are met and that everyone’s efforts drive the business’s success.
1. Align all goals…Read » Views: 268
on December 10, 2013
How do you convince shoppers to spend money in their own community during the holiday season? Pool the power of local businesses! This strategy has worked particularly well for merchants in the city of Bixby, Okla., where this year they’re mounting the seven…Read » Views: 147
on November 19, 2013
If you’ve been disappointed by a new employee, you’re in the majority. About two-thirds of U.S. employers have hired someone who didn’t fit the job or perform well, according to a CareerBuilder survey.
While most executives recognize that hiring top ta…Read » Views: 143
on November 18, 2013
It’s exasperating when the employees you carefully hired for their excellent skills and positive attitude make dumb mistakes. But yelling at them won’t fix the problem.
Here are four actions that will:
1. Explain the consequences. Describe why the “lit…Read » Views: 186
on September 17, 2013
Ever wonder why you even bother with social media? Does it seem as if your tweets, likes, status updates, and other online missives aren’t yielding any return? Don’t blame Twitter and Facebook. Instead, check your messages to see what they’re lacking.
S…Read » Views: 150