10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

A ReliaStar Life Insurance Company survey reported that 4 out of every 10 employees suffer from work stress. While some stress serves as a positive motivator, a constant state of anxiety can create employee burnout. “Employee burnout syndrome” has global impact. So, what are the symptoms of burnout and what can companies do to alleviate this problem? Increased absenteeism As absenteeism increases, the operation of the business suffers. Companies can combat this apathy by empowering employees and showing them that their presence makes a difference. Decreased productivity When employees lack energy and enthusiasm, their productivity suffers. Managers need to open

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Business Trip

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Business Trip

In today’s business environment, you have to keep your skills sharp. Live events and marketing summits are vital sources of information and inspiration to help you maintain a competitive edge. But traveling for business on a budget can seem difficult. Expenses add up quickly, and if not carefully maintained, can supersede your allowance. So what’s a business traveler to do to help control expenses? Here are some tips to help you cover the basics — transportation, food, and lodging.   Reduce Transportation Costs Saving money for your business trip should begin before you even leave the workplace. Start by researching

Time Studies May Be More Important Than Ever In Boosting Productivity

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Time studies and time and motion studies have been used in earnest since the early 1950’s, and probably long before that in one form or another. Often called Taylorism after the work of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, time studies fall into the category of scientific management and its underlying purpose is to establish standard times for completing a given task. Fast-forward 60ish years and the methods and techniques used in time studies and time-motion studies may have changed due to the better equipment and devices available to conduct these studies, compile the data, and then analyze and evaluate this data, however

Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

When you’re the boss, you need to set yourself apart, and yet still fit in. Office culture and knowing how to balance your position and appearance can get tricky. There becomes the added fashion/beauty challenge for many women, but there are quite a few simple solutions that will reflect your power and intelligence and still show that you’re in the driver’s seat.   Giving the Shoulder A nice-looking blazer delivers a stronger impression and more definition than a delicately knit cardigan. The blazer has structure and a defined shoulder line, and it adds strength and sophistication. You don’t have to wear

How Does an Online Summit Work?

How Does an Online Summit Work?

Online summits can be a spectacular way to build your email list.  In short, you bring together a group of speakers (typically 20-40 speakers, sometimes more), to cover a fairly narrow range of topics. Each speaker is interviewed or presents on their topic for a period of time, typically about a half hour, and then shares a free download with the audience. It can be a win-win-win.  Online Summits give great information for the audience, and all of the participants and speakers potentially get new people on their list, which hopefully leads to clients. There are a few different formats

Become a Market Leader

Become a Market Leader

Competition is very tough in almost any market. Add some volatility of market conditions influenced by politics, tough economy, and other critical factors, and you’ve got one pile of mess to take care of in business-that is, in case you don’t have the right type of plan having the appropriate strategies to execute it. But should businesses wait out better market conditions before making any important decisions in investments as well as expansion? Multi-award winning business leaders take into account a “wait and see” approach that a few big businesses make to be counter-intuitive. Within the distinguished international business leaders’

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

I recently started a business. I have already been researching information and asking questions for years so I am comfortable to a certain extent going forward but just not satisfied. Besides I am an old fart who knows just enough to know that he never knows enough that he shouldn’t want to learn more from others and get their insight. I signed up for a class titled, “How To Start Your Own Business”, I went into the class to find out what I didn’t know. A surprising realization was how much I actually do know! But I digress, in less

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister and her husband are buying. My mom owned her own salon. My brother has owned businesses, my husband has owned businesses…I think you are starting to get the picture. Our family holidays and dinners are all business chatter. Taxes, employees, customers, great years, bad years,

Motivating Your Employees to Get Involved in Strategic Planning

Featured Image- Motivating your employees to get involved in Strategic Planning

It is vital these days for businesses of all sizes to plan ahead and have the right strategies in place in order to boost business success. Competition is stiff no matter what sector you are in, which means that developing effective strategies is vital. However, this is not something that you can do alone – you also need to try and get your employees on board to help with strategic planning and implementation. As all business owners know, your employees are the lifeblood of your company. With this in mind, it is important to involve them in the growth of

What are the Best Ways to Build a Business Profile for Your Resume?

What are the best ways to build a business profile for your resume?

Did you know that hiring managers spend an average of six seconds to make the initial “fit” or “no fit” hiring decision when looking at resumes? With this kind of competition, you need to ensure you pass the screening process and get into the interview room, right? Try building a killer business profile for your resume. A good profile is like putting an elevator in a ten-story building that helps the hiring manager to get to where they want to go quickly. A hard-hitting profile is packed with your most sought-after skills and expertise.  The following sections are essential for