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April 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Now that millennials are beginning to outnumber baby boomers, millennials are taking over as the majority of your customer base. This generation has shared experiences and cultural upbringings that influence their views and affect their choices, including how and where they spend their money. Learn what’s important to millennials so your business model meets their…

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April 20, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Bosses often unknowingly place stress on staff members through the course of everyday business. Discover five ways you may be slowing down your workers’ contributions and how to effectively change for more positive results. You don’t really know your employees You need to know what makes your staff members unique and what comes naturally to…

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April 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

There are many variables to think about when deciding whether to hire a full-time employee or independent contractor for a specific job. Consider these three factors when choosing which type of worker is right for your company’s needs. Costs Besides covering a salary, hiring a full-time worker means paying for health insurance, vacation days, payroll…

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March 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Skilled workers engaging in negative behavior hurts your bottom line. Use the following tips to fix the problem, and get your workforce running smoothly again. Signs Negative cliques and gossipers constantly bring down leadership and company goals by standing around complaining about what they don’t like. De-energized and unmotivated workers who don’t offer ideas, input, creativity,…

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March 1, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Due to expensive sales calls and marketing, it costs more to find new clients than to retain existing ones. Learn four ways you can encourage lost customers to do business with you again. Target Customers Create different campaigns according to customers’ lapses in purchase times. Segment your customer base according to time since their last…

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February 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Millennials are the largest and most highly educated generation in the workforce and are the future of the business world. For your business to properly utilize young people’s knowledge, skills, and experience to stay competitive, modifications to your current business practices may be necessary. Understand Millennials Young executives want their work roles to match their…

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February 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a 2015 Jobvite Recruiting Survey, 92 percent of employers utilize social media when finding new employees. Discover reasons why and how your company can effectively use social media for recruiting. According to survey respondents, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are the top three social media sites utilized by recruiters. Approximately three-fourths of respondents recommend…

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February 10, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Intrinsic motivation results from workers focusing on internal drivers as their reasons for working at top performance levels. By increasing these motivators daily, your workers will feel more challenged, valued, engaged, and accomplished, resulting in greater output and an increased bottom line for your company. Challenge Employees positively challenged intrinsically desire to push to be…

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January 27, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many American small businesses have been implementing shorter work weeks than the traditional 40 hours to help attract and retain hardworking employees. Many people find this as a sign of laziness rather than being more productive. There are pros and cons however, to having a shorter work week than other countries. Average Global Work Hours…

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January 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Terminating an employee is not an easy task. Make the process go more smoothly by preparing for it in advance. Even better, let Innovative Employee Solutions handle everything as your employer of record. Fulfill Legal Requirements Start by covering all legal aspects of firing an employee. Create a paper trail of the worker’s performance reviews,…

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