Category Archives: Employees

Cultivating Employee Engagement for Remote Workers

One reason why employers are sometimes reluctant to pursue the potential benefits of having remote workers is that they are worried about lack of employee engagement. To elaborate, a concern for employers is that remote employees won’t identify/connect with the … Continue reading

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9 Holiday Tips for Small Businesses

For many small businesses – notably, but not exclusively, those in retail and hospitality – the holiday season is an important time not only because of the impact that it has on short-term sales but also because how a business … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude: A Good Habit for Small Business Owners

With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday season is underway and with the holidays, for many small businesses, come added pressures. One way to deal with these is to practice gratitude. Not only will it make you feel better, but the … Continue reading

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Social Media and Employer Brand

In the age of social media ubiquity, the world of hiring has undergone (and continues to undergo) drastic changes. Instead of searching newspaper classifieds, many job seekers now do Google searches, check out sites such as Indeed.com and Glassdoor.com, check … Continue reading

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Fitness and the Workplace for Small Businesses

    Small business owners tend to be very busy people. Sometimes being busy means performing a lot of physical activities; but sometimes it means standing on one’s feet all day working at a counter, spending hours driving around from … Continue reading

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Know and Manage Your Employer Brand

A group of concerns that I hear about frequently when talking with small business owners and community leaders in our area is difficulty with hiring and retaining the right employees. There are a number of strategies that can be taken … Continue reading

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