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Seven Steps to Start a Consulting Business

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailThe baby boomer generation has been discussed, dissected and debated since its emergence in the mid-1940s. Seventy-six million strong, the group was the center of a new youth-oriented America with chan... Read More »

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailUnderperforming employees are not hard to find. They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or see... Read More »

Four Ways to Grow Your Business

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailWhile many economic indicators have pointed to the economy’s recovery, small businesses are still feeling the pinch. According to a May 2013 survey from email marketing company Constant Contact, 59 per... Read More »

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailBusinesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges. They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and a... Read More »

Four Keys to Attract and Retain Millennials

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailThe youngest generation in today’s workforce, Millennials or Generation Y, has brought new challenges to companies. These 20 and 30-somethings are the largest generation in human history and will compr... Read More »

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailThis past February Yahoo!’s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep. In a company-wide email, she announced Yahoo! was changing its telecommute policy. Effective June 2013, all employees wer... Read More »

The Rules of Retention

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemail Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees. A recent study from Dale Carnegie Training found that only 23 percent (that’s one in four!) of non-manage... Read More »

Six Rules to Hiring Top People Each and Every Time

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailThe economy continues to improve with increased job creation in 2013. Payroll services giant ADP reported employers added 180,000 new private sector jobs in February. Meanwhile the U.S. Dept. of Labor ... Read More »

Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemailIn uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs.  However, many of the decisions to cut back have generated unintended, and in some cases, ... Read More »

Nine Rules for Employee Engagement

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinPinterestPrintemail Employee engagement is defined as the emotional commitment an employee has for a job or organization, which then drives their performance. Countless studies have proven that an engaged workforce contr... Read More »

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