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5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring
  • 01 March 2021
  • Leo Covey

5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring

The latest job report paints a picture of an employment market that is still not performing at its best. The good news is that you, as the potential employer, have a wealth of excellent candidates to consider for your future hires. Finding exemplary additions for your team is no small task though. So, what’s the key to recruiting and hiring the great employees? Here are our top 5 strategies:

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees
  • 18 January 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees

New year, new goals! As a small business owner, you are always striving to grow, learn and reach new milestones, and a new year is no exception. Your entrepreneurial spirit means you are constantly setting new goals to work toward and finding creative ways to make them a reality. But what about your employees? While they may not have a direct ownership stake, your team is key to the success of your company, so keeping them on track and motivated is just as important as you enter a new year of growth and opportunity.

12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank
  • 14 December 2020
  • Jelani Markus

12 Creative Ways to Reward Employees Without Breaking the Bank

When times are tough, small business employers know that it’s important to show they value the employees they depend on. But in a world of virtual meetings and limited face-to-face interaction, how do you reward hard work without placing a large burden on your pocketbook? Check out the list below for 12 ideas to keep your team feeling appreciated and your budget balanced.

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World
  • 16 November 2020
  • Leo Covey

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World

Dr. John C. Crosby, co-founder of the mentorship organization Uncommon Individual Foundation, once said, “Mentorship is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” For small business owners who lead with both their hearts and minds, those are some powerful ingredients to tap into. At its core, mentorship is a rich relationship of trust, care, mutual respect and a myriad of other qualities that we should all strive to bring into the workplace every day.

Team-Building Activities and Tips in a Remote World
  • 21 September 2020
  • Leo Covey

Team-Building Activities and Tips in a Remote World

Running a small business has always been a calling with its own set of unique challenges. With the new dynamic of remote work, things can be even trickier, especially if you are managing employees. Suddenly a team that was united and running in the same direction with organization and discipline can sometimes feel unmoored, uninspired and possibly worried about the future. Here are some valuable ways you can easily infuse positivity and productivity into their days, even with the physical distance that separates you.