Business Growth - Personnel ArticlesYour team is yet another factor in the growth of your business that either makes your company stand out among the many or go down in flames. Learn about finding, nurturing, and rewarding the best personnel.
December 28, 2018
I believe that the most effective measure of leadership is the performance of the team in the small business owner’s absence. If you as a business owner can leave for a period of time, and the company continues forward in an accelerated trajectory, then your leadership is effective. Yet, how do you create competent leaders within your organization? You must train employees to become leaders. And these people are vital when you’re trying to build a transferable and sustainable business that’s valuable to future buyers.
February 15, 2019
Unless you’re a solopreneur, you have team members who are vital to your business. And quite honestly, you probably can’t run a successful business without your team. Yet, every person has a unique personality, bringing a different set of positive and negative issues to your business. So how do you get individual employees that work together like a well-oiled machine? Find out the aspects great employee teams have in common.
February 18, 2019
How many entrepreneurs focus on meeting the needs of their employees? Oftentimes, business owners let stress, frustration, greed, anger, control, manipulation, and blame guide their actions towards their team members and often receive the same in return. Rather than creating a safe, positive work environment, owners accidentally create a culture of fear and dysfunction. However, by understanding what motivates people, business owners can create a positive company culture that increases the overall value of their businesses.
February 20, 2019
You have chosen people that are a great fit for your company. Now is time to take them to the next level by investing in them with training and professional growth. This commitment will give your employees opportunities to develop their job skills and compound on the company culture you are working so hard to build. Here is my list of ideas to invest in employees that can help increase the overall value of your business.
February 22, 2019
If there’s one complaint I hear more than any other from business owners, it’s that they go through employees too often. They start the hiring process, find what appears to be a qualified team member, and bring them on only to have that person leave within a short period. If you’re building an organization where you’re trying to grow, having continuity and regularity within your team is vital. Therefore, you need to jam up that revolving door. Give people multiple reasons to stay with your company using these employee retention ideas.
February 25, 2019
Employee performance management is a mindset. It’s an operation, an on-going process of setting expectations early and clearly starting immediately when you hire team members into your organization. And it’s a process that helps supervisors and employees reach a shared understanding of what is expected in terms of behavior, results, and feedback. Therefore, in this article, I want to talk about how to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of employee performance through expectation setting.
February 27, 2019
Continually setting employee performance expectations in a process. It’s part of an on-going routine that will align with your investment into employee growth. You’re observing your team members throughout the year and providing feedback in small incremental portions. However, about twice a year, you want to formalize the performance management process by conducting a performance review.
April 19, 2021
I am a big believer in the power of the 8 key areas of business to transform your company’s intrinsic value. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know this to be true. It’s important to improve each area in order to grow your business. But how do you track and measure progress? Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing the KPIs, KRIs, and PIs that we use to measure the performance in my own businesses. Today, I’d like to continue with a look at our employee KPIs. For this subject, I just had to talk to our number one people person, COO, and CFO, Mrs. Amy Ahrens.