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October 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many small business owners are turning to e-learning for more effective employee training courses. Here are some tips for creating an e-learning course that gets noticeable results for your company. Plan Like a Teacher  Plan as a teacher would by utilizing best practices and techniques for long-term retention of information. For example, although you deeply…

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October 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Budgeting shows you where your company’s money is coming in and going out, which helps you make more effective business decisions. Therefore, it’s important you properly estimate your revenue and expenses, so you avoid an income deficit and/or spending surplus. Here are four common budgeting mistakes to avoid, so your business continues prospering. Overestimating Revenue…

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October 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Coaching helps develop your employees as valued members of your organization. Find out how you can implement coaching in your small business, and why it’s essential for growing your bottom line. Steps to Coaching Your Employees  When coaching your team members, remember that mutual trust is required for positive and corrective feedback. Otherwise, your advice…

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September 29, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a leader in your organization, you have a massive impact on your workers. Here are three ways that your informal leadership skills affect your team members and why those skills are so important. Welcoming Change  Embracing change is an essential skill that should be modeled for your workers. Change is what creates innovation and…

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September 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Advancements in technology mean substantial benefits for your company. Find out how eLearning can replace your employee handbook, help engage your workers, and improve your bottom line. Save Time & Money  Updating and providing physical manuals costs your organization time and money. Providing a trainer and office space also involves planning and expenses. Devote your…

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September 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Because you simply cannot accomplish all of your work tasks on your own, it’s important that you delegate whenever possible. You’ll not only be helping yourself, but also your team and the company. Here are some steps you can take to delegate effectively. Plan Well  Assess all of your tasks that need accomplishing, and decide…

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August 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As human beings, we enjoy staying in our comfort zone. However, the only way to truly grow as a leader is by trying things that seem scary or difficult. Here are a few ideas for expanding your comfort zone and growing as a leader. Share Ideas and Skills Proposing ideas that may fail and challenging…

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August 8, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Job candidates often wonder what factors help managers decide who they hire for their companies. Here are a few things hiring managers talk about after finishing interviews to determine the best fit for their company. Whether a Candidate Seems Excited About the Interview  Hiring managers bring aboard candidates who are passionate about the company’s mission…

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August 1, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance As companies begin their annual strategic planning and budgeting process for the new year, many executives dust off perhaps the most ubiquitous acronym in strategy – SWOT! We do this analysis at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) and many things are learned from it, but the process of compiling…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager Summer is a busy time of year to hire temporary or contingent employees.  Many companies utilize the contingent workforce for contracts and projects or business growth opportunities. Other companies may utilize the contingent employee, throughout the year, to gauge how they might fit into the company and to support…

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