***FREE Bonus Resource: Position Agreement Template*** Have you ever used these words to describe hiring someone? Daunting Difficult Dreadful Down-right awful. It’s common for small business owners to hate hiring. Hate is a strong word. It’s true, hiring sucks. It’s like forced dating. It is emotional, time consuming and scary. Hiring is one of your
So you’re looking to team up with another person or business? Just the thought of it opens up your business to a whole new world of possibility. But wait! Before you head out on that new business partnership honeymoon, there are some critical things you need to consider. When I worked for Michael Gerber, author
Do you own a company that makes you excited to go to work everyday? Do your employees love coming to work too? Your company culture directly impacts how you answer those questions. Cultivating a healthy company culture can be the difference between running a company you like vs. one you LOVE. In the beginning of
Today you’re going to see what to you can do to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant (CSJ) . This grant helps you hire a new employee to grow your business. And empower youth. And INCREASE your budget. (Wow, right?) If you’re a small business or non-profit organization with 50 or less full-time staff,
If you’re home and unable to work because of illness, injury, or quarantine, you shouldn’t be worrying about how to buy food or pay the rent. Employment Insurance (EI) is a safety net for times like this, and can provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement to Canadians quarantined because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compensation is a form of monetary value used to recruit and retain qualified employees. It can be an incentive to increase morale and is linked to job satisfaction. Money used as a reward can encourage performance, although compensation does not always have to be cash for this to be true. Paying well reduces turnover and
Have your employees involved in the documentation and continuous improvement of systems. This empowers individuals to positively contribute to your company’s success.
In reality partnerships are hard. Really hard. Partnerships deteriorate quickly if expectations around work load and money are not clearly defined.
One of the attributes of highly successful entrepreneurs is curiosity. You don’t know what you don’t know until you step out of your comfort zone to learn. Curious business leaders ask questions like; “Are we charging the right price? Why are those particular customers not coming back? Why do I have so much trouble finishing
Taking the time before posting your job on ODesk to define EXACTLY what you need your new team member to be accountable for is the first step to adding an “A” player to your team. Considerations could include the cost, the timing, the quality, expectations around communication, and trial periods for new hires. When hiring