Managing Employee Entitlement

This week I have had numerous conversations with a variety of businesses. They are all reporting the same concerns. The first has to do with the challenges of finding and keeping employees. Businesses are reporting that potential employees  either turn down job offers due to wages or new employees do not last past the first

Basic Budgeting

When you were in High school or even college did you know and understand how to use a personal budget? Do you know how to use a transaction register? Can you find the routing number on your checks?  I have heard a lot of talk on social media and even on radio talk shows about

The Fred Factor

Passion in your Work Life We hear a lot about relationship building and how to be successful in today’s workforce we need to foster and build relationships. The dictionary definition of relationship “the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.” I recently read the

Dynamic Resumes

In today’s digital world with most job applications online the first challenge is to get your resumes past the robots where human eyes will then see it. Resumes trends change quickly and it is important to stay up to date with the trends regardless if you are currently seeking a new position. Most employers want

Remembering Names

One of the best ways to make a favorable impression is to remember people’s names. Relationship building and connecting with people is essential in all jobs and industries. We have all done it, we have all blanked on someone name, and this causes great embarrassment and makes us uncomfortable. When you remember someone’s name, it

Is Everyone a Leader?

When geese fly south for the winter, they fly in the V formation. The geese set the course and when the lead goose tires, it will fall back and another goose will take the lead. An interesting fact is that each goose when they flap their wings, they create an updraft for the goose behind

How to Find Qualified Employees

How do businesses find qualified employees in today’s tight job market? In previous segments, we have discussed tips for employers on how to attract employees and job search tips. In my conversations with various local businesses they still say it is difficult to find qualified candidates. Qualified employees are key to a business running smoothly

Positive Attitude in the Workplace

Our attitude affects our relationships, happiness, lifestyle and, success. A positive attitude is what your co-workers and customers will pick up on, whether it is face to face or over the telephone. Customers always want the best experience possible and they will judge your business on how easy and pleasant it is to do business

Revenue vs Growth

Starting and owning a business can be exciting and terrifying for anyone. Profit, Revenue, Growth. Do these terms all mean the same thing? If not, what is there a difference? Yes, there is a difference, Profit, Revenue and Growth are not the same things.  To be successful and remain in business, both revenue and growth