As the year draws to the end and the straw piles on the camel's back, you start leaning towards that cherished idea of moving your work and your home together again. The benefits seem endless. In one move you can get rid of the frustration of the daily commute, make something of that dead time on the freeways and highways, say goodbye to expensive office leases and spend more time with your family. Is it as good as it seems though? Is this something you want to tackle in the new year?Read more...
Believe it or not, just as the Beatles sang money can't buy you love and despite what everyone might think, neither are the perks the highest ranking issues for your employees. When it comes to hiring and keeping your employees there are more important issues to focus on, do you know what they are?
Now, here comes the surprise, the following are the top 4 methods you can adopt whether you are a big or small business and your employees will remain engaged and loyal.Read more...
Running a business of any size is not all smooth sailing and is well known as a major factor behind personal stress and worry. Research shows that many business entrepreneurs are kept up at night worrying about such things as from how to generate sales, cash-flow, how to get a better return on investment, etc. This said, according to David Mielach when he wrote What Keeps Small Business Owners Up At Night, nearly half the people surveyed said they were doing better than they expected at the start of the year, whilst 38% said they were performing as expected. However, these sentiments or statistics may not stop you waking up at night in a cold sweat worrying about your family's future.Read more...
If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought of motivational speakers, mentors and life coaches, I would have told you that it was all a gimmick and a sham. You could say I was a little sceptical.
I was a quiet, shy person and had little self-confidence. I was stuck in an awful mundane job; and by job - I mean JOB, I didn't enjoy it. There was no passion or happiness. It was a chore; every day was the same, repetitive "groundhog day".
I was in a work rut. Don't get me wrong though, I had happy hobbies outside of work which were the reason I got out of bed and plodded into work every day. Eventually, I decided to see what other "jobs" there were out there. I applied for only one as I honestly felt I didn't stand a chance; I would never leave "groundhog headquarters" because I was chained to my desk.
The day I was interviewed would be the day that changed my life. I was lucky enough to meet a modest and very kind lady who settled my nerves and "read me like a book". I didn't know at the time, but she would be a person of huge influence in my life and change it for the better. And yes, I got the job.
On average most of us spend more than 35 to 40+ hours per week at work; small business owners can spend double that running their own business. This can be both physically and mentally draining.
Spending too much time at work or building a business can lead to a very tiring lifestyle. The good news is you don't need to be a big corporation and spend thousands on staff gyms or health campaigns to improve your staff and your own health and happiness at work.
Take this advice - both for yourself and for getting your staff involved.Read more...
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