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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Andrew J. Sherman

Redefine How Your Company Compensates, Engages, and Retains the Best Employees with Andrew J. Sherman With 40 percent of Americans dissatisfied and unengaged from their workplace, it’s no struggle to see that we are entering a new era in the business world. The times are changing, as is the workforce and their needs. As you […]

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Don’t hire this person for your small business!

It should be no surprise that all kinds of recruiters are advertising their services like crazy: Hiring is a hassle. For years now, the problem of finding talented people has been one of the top two complaints from small business owners. (The other consistent complaint is tight bank credit.) However, piloting a small business to […]

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Susan Solovic Discusses Office Do’s and Dont’s on Fox 2 – KTVI-TV

How can you get along better with your team and boss?  Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert shares sage advice on Fox 2, KTVI-TV, news.

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Tips and Apps to Assure Your Employees’ Safety and Health

Occupational health and safety: There’s an app for that – and there’s also a month for that! Every spring we tip our caps to National Occupational Safety Month, so it’s a good time to revisit what you are doing to help protect the safety and health of your employees. Not only is protecting your employees from […]

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Four Tips To Prevent and Handle Workplace Conflict

One out of five people working in every office is a pain. Look around. If the next four people you see are great folks, it could be you. Okay, I made up that statistic and if you’re reading my tips, there’s a good chance you care about your workplace and you’re probably not the source […]

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Does Your Valentine Work in the Next Cubicle? Trouble May Be Brewing

There’s a standard scene in many movies where a woman becomes involved with a man but wants to keep the budding relationship secret. Invariable, either at work or a social gathering, a close friend will say, “Something’s different about you. Are you seeing someone?” You’ve probably been in this situation, as either the primary subject or […]

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Will a Federal Sick Leave Law Send Small Business to the ICU?

I think that small business owners must sometimes feel like contestants in The Hunger Games, except that there’s never a winner. I say this because it seems like small business owners are always running around like crazy with a target on their backs. Consider mandatory paid sick leave. In the last couple of years and […]

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Boost the Value of Your Business With an Investment of Respect

Some of you may be old enough to remember when Japanese industry, especially manufacturing, was seen as a juggernaut. It was characterized by the world’s highest levels of quality, unflagging company loyalty and lifetime employment for workers. The quality standards are still there, but the loyalty and lifetime employment are very much on their way […]

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What’s Your Employment Brand?

Did you know your company has an employment brand? Whether by design or default (usually by default) every company has its own employment brand. I talk to many small business owners who tell me they have difficulty attracting and retaining the talent they need to grow their businesses. They typically blame their inability to provide competitive salary and benefits packages to their employees. But money isn’t always the biggest motivator for employees today — particularly younger workers. Many job seekers place more importance on the quality of the work environment when making a job choice.

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Is Your Small Business Conducting Exit Interviews?

At a recent women business owner conference, I participated in a roundtable with other women entrepreneurs to discuss common challenges.  The dominant topic, which surprised me, was employee recruitment and retention.  Many women expressed concern about hiring an employee, training them and then watching them leave after a short tenure. The High Cost of Employee […]

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