Transparent Business Partnerships Build More Than Trust

Companies were once inscrutable. Making decisions in secret the double doors of their boardroom, but times have changed. Increasingly businesses recognize that the advantages of confidentiality are outweighed by those of transparency. They find that by being open and honest with the public, they built trust with employees, partners, and customers, leading to better relationships.   … Read more

Innovation Can Be The Key To Growth

Continually improving upon your existing ways of conducting business and product offerings is essential to keep your business moving forward. Innovation can open new markets as well as encouraging existing customers to repurchase. If they have been satisfied with your products and services previously, why would they not buy innovative new products from you?   Why… Read more

5 Benefits of a Strategic and Consultative B2B Partnership

Whether they are business owners or managers in larger organizations, those in leadership positions tend to be entrepreneurial and independent. If you are part of this group, you make it a priority to be a resource for your superiors and direct reports, but who is available when you need guidance or assistance. Forming strategic and consultative B2B partnerships can provide benefits you may miss when you go it alone. … Read more

Diversity is a Business Strategy – Not A Buzzword

When companies first began working on diversity initiatives, the attitude was often more one of checking off a required box than it was genuinely embracing diversity and seeing its value. But times have changed. Increasingly, businesses recognize the value brought by a variety of viewpoints and a workforce that better reflects the world and their… Read more

Why You Should Support the Career Development of Your Employees

You hire people for specific roles for which they have the required education, skills and experience. If they are successful in their current role, why should you support their career development? Won’t they outgrow their current position, leaving you with a gap to fill? That is a possibility, but not something you can control. With the current… Read more

Overcome These Team Dysfunctions

Writer Leo Tolstoy famously said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” It could be argued that the same goes for the business world. “Happy” companies can be any size, any industry, any culture, but they do share certain qualities. The most common is there is a sense of trust, a commonality of… Read more

5 Characteristics of Companies People Love to Work For

Competitive salary and benefits are essential, but equally important is an environment where people feel respected, valued, and empowered. Here are five characteristics of companies that people love to work for. It takes more than flashy perks to inspire undying devotion and loyalty from your employees. It is often intangible, feel-good characteristics that give people… Read more

Beyond Staffing: How an MSP Can Improve Your Process

Many companies are seeking a more efficient and cost-effective method of staffing. An MSP can offer a range of services that streamline management of their contingent workforce and control spend. A managed service provider (MSP) can help your company manage its contingent workforce, the vendor supply chain, and handle many other administrative tasks to help… Read more

How to Teach, Coach, and Manage Employees to Set Great Goals

Success is the combined result of many factors—hard work, dedication, teamwork, failures and mistakes, accountability, and adjustments. This is true in sports, business, and relationships. Without a goal to work toward, it is easy to get off track, waste effort and accomplish nothing. If you manage employees, it is part of your job to guide them in the goal-setting process. Here is how to teach, coach, and manage employees to set great goals.   5 Tips For… Read more

Tips for Implementing Your 2020 Vision, Managing Change and Keeping Your Employees Motivated

Your company is coming up on a pivotal year—either sustaining the path of growth that you’re already on or implementing changes that can make a significant impact on your organization. Much of that depends on communication—the messages and the stories you tell your team. Here are some tips for implementing your 2020 vision, managing change, and keeping your employees motivated.   How To… Read more