Culture and Workplace Articles

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    How Motivated Employees Can Help Grow Your Business

    by on March 13, 2015

    Bank of America’s 2014 Small Business Owner Report found that finding and retaining good staff was the most often reported hurdle for small business owners, a success factor they dubbed “challenging, but critical.”

    Pack & Stack Storage Solutions owner…

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    How to Set Up a Telecommuting Program for Your Small Business

    by on February 5, 2015

    In a study recently published in Personnel Psychology, researchers found that in some cases, employees who are given the opportunity to work remotely (telecommute) are more productive and better co-workers. In addition, Global Workplace Analytics summarized mo…

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    Essential Sections of an Employee Handbook

    by on January 30, 2015

    An Employee Handbook is a resource that delineates company policies, procedures and expectations with the intent of avoiding potential conflict. Its purpose is to enable employees to understand what you expect of them and to know what they can expect…

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    5 Ways to Improve Your Company Culture

    by on December 8, 2014

    According to The State of the American Workplace, a poll conducted by Gallup, employees who are engaged in their company are the lifeblood of their organizations. In fact, the study finds that the most engaged employees — those whose engagement level was in t…

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    Volunteering Your Business: Find A Cause That’s Right For You

    by on December 2, 2014

    Business owners are frequently asked to contribute or donate to special causes. For small businesses, every penny counts. Instead of making small financial contributions to every walk-in request, think about finding a cause that your business can really suppor…

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    In the Trenches: Meeting Face to Face

    by on November 26, 2014

    Everyone at Cranky Concierge works remotely, and that certainly works out well for us. But last week, I had one of my employees come out to meet and work with me in person. No matter how good technology gets, you really can’t replace the experience of meeting …

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    7 Steps to Creating a Successful Holiday Schedule

    by on November 17, 2014

    Every year, one of the main things on your employees’ minds is the holiday schedule. Some companies are able to close for a few days or operate with a skeleton staff. But if you’re already running your business with as few people as possible, coming up with a …

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    How to Give Your Employees Inexpensive Holiday Gifts Without Looking Like Scrooge

    by on November 14, 2014

    It’s that time of year again. The office is filled with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and everyone seems to be in good cheer. Your employees are likely busy with the season, and are likely to expect something in the way of a gift from their boss …

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