April 19, 2021
Employee kpi's

Employee KPIs – Behind the Curtain with Amy Ahrens

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.
February 27, 2019
Conducting Performance Reviews

Everything You Need to Know About Conducting a Performance Review

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.
February 25, 2019
Employee Performance: Clearly Setting Expectations for Team Success

Employee Performance: Clearly Setting Expectations for Team Success

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 22, 2019
Tips to Retain Employees

Stop the Revolving Door… 12 Tips to Retain Valuable Employees

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 20, 2019
Ideas for Investing in Employees

12 Ideas for Investing in Employees That Grow Your Team’s Value

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 18, 2019
Understanding Positive Company Culture

Understanding Positive Company Culture – Rising Above Dysfunction

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.