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The genius of using benefits as a strategic tool for competitive advantage

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert If you’re a small business owner, staying ahead of recruiting and retaining top talent is one critical way to grow. Yet, when MetLife conducted its most recent Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS), it found that only 16 percent of small business owners are planning to change their benefits […]

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How to diversify employee benefits for ongoing success

In today’s diverse marketplace, successful small business owners offer products and services that appeal to a wide range of people. You probably know that. But success also requires attracting and retaining loyal employees. Small business owners who offer flexible benefit programs will have a competitive edge in recruiting the strongest candidates for any job. But […]

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Five pros you need to recruit to your small business team

I don’t think anything has changed in business over the last several years more than the relationships between business owners, employees, contractors, advisors, consultants, and freelancers. Owners are still owners, but the lines between owners and all the other professionals with whom owners work are blurring. Small business owners have for a long time “outsourced” […]

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How to recruit and retain great employees with your benefits package

Tech companies like Google and others have increased their focus on employee benefits and perks to a whole new level of intensity. And, this heightened awareness has made benefits and perks more important than ever before. A new report from MetLife, “Beyond Medical: Why Small Business Owners Offer Added Benefits – and How They Do […]

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How personality, motivation, company culture can fuel your small business success

It’s in style now to talk about company culture. Honestly, the general topic has long been discussed, but in previous days it was referred to as the “work environment.” I do think that the term “company culture” captures the bigger picture and gives us a handle to grab on to as we discuss and try […]

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The Secret Formula for Creating a Winning Company Culture: Attractive Employee Benefits

How long have you been in the workforce? If you’ve been out there for a while, you’ve witnessed changes in management philosophy and style. I think the most important of these has been the drive to set a positive and engaging company culture to shape employee behavior and create company loyalty. Old-style management would try […]

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Great Company Culture Essential to Small Business Success

This post brought to you by MetLife Small Business. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Susan Solovic. The Internet has had two very interesting, and important, impacts on small businesses. First, it has lowered the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs and second it has raised the bar for customer service. If you […]

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Five Secrets of Employee Retention: How small businesses can ensure they keep their best employees

This post brought to you by MetLife Small Business. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Susan Solovic. Let’s start with this white-paper snippet from MetLife: “Great employees are the lifeblood of any small business. However, as the job market accelerates, even happy workers may be tempted to explore whether the grass is greener […]

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Tips for Rewarding Employees Without Blowing the Budget

Hillary Clinton said “It takes a village to raise a child.” To raise a small business, it takes a strong, loyal team. One of the biggest assets any small company can have, is a talented group of people who believe in the company’s vision and who are committed to helping it succeed.

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