6 Income Generating Activities That Are a Good Use of Your Time

Do you want to know the number one secret to good time management skills? It’s focusing your time on income producing activities. The problem is most people don’t know what those are! How many times have you scratched your head wondering why you’re working so…

The Wrench In Manufacturing’s Uncertain Future

From Rocky Balboa to the Chicago Cubs, everyone loves a good comeback story. In today’s economy, sustained growth in U.S. manufacturing (once considered a dying industry) is the comeback story everybody loves to tell. It’s a story President Trump told so well, one might even…

10 Changes Affecting Employee Wellbeing and How to Lessen the Impact

Emotional well-being can be affected by both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ changes in our lives. Here are 10 business changes that can add to the stress levels of your employees. In business, it’s important to recognize the extent to which changes may affect employee mental health,…

Tax Policy for SMBs: Where Should We Go From Here?

With the 2017 tax year behind us, this is a good time to assess the effects and implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which took full effect at the beginning of the year. As with all tax reform bills, this one came with…

5 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback

Feedback is a skill! All great performance is shaped by good feedback, but how we deliver that feedback may impact our future ability to influence others in a positive way. Great leaders are intentional about how they deliver information about performance and realize the effective…

The Top Social Media Tools To Make Your Business More Productive

A company focused on the newest developments in the digital world is often as good as the tools it is using. No matter how argumentative a debate can go, the truth that software tools allow businesses to streamline their workflow and increase their productivity is…

4 Things You Should Know Before Applying For Your First Job

Applying for your first job can be tough. It’s tough because there’s a good chance you have no idea what you’re doing. Fortunately for you, it’s not rocket science and there are plenty of tips out there that will help you through the process. That…

Employer Branding: The HP Way

Good old HP, or should I say Hewlett-Packard, got split into two separate units, one focusing on hardware and the other on services. Which one has fared best in terms of talent attraction? Ovidiu Voina is the Global Employer Brand & Digital Media Lead at HP, in this episode…

3 Ways For Managers to Communicate Effectively With Their Team

Free-Photos / Pixabay Communication is the key to any good relationship, personal or professional. Whether it’s your managers or the people you manage, when you communicate with your team, you want to be heard and understood by them. We’ve all had managers who can’t communicate…

How to Attract and Retain Talented Staff

Hiring and retaining really good people is a challenge at the best of times. Management guru Jim Collins said that “the single biggest constraint on the success of my organization is the ability to get and to hang on to enough of the right people.”…

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