Written by: Amor Traceski Should you hire a consultant, an employee, independent contractor, contractor (temp) or freelancer? The answer largely depends on your business model and how you see the position or positions evolving over time. Before you decide, you must first know the actual work relationship that exists between you and the person … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer I am a huge fan of employee engagement surveys. Years ago, while working at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, I discovered firsthand the link between employee engagement (back then we called it “employee satisfaction”) and customer satisfaction. It’s no exaggeration to say that what I learned about measurement during this time … Read more.
Written by: Amor Traceski In these times of economic struggle and uncertainty, employers are faced with multiple challenges in hiring the right people to fill their vacancies. With so many people out of work, it may seem that hiring top quality candidates would be easy. However, given required social distancing and other safety measures, … Read more.
Amy is a speaker, writer, and teacher on parenting Highly Sensitive Children from St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy’s tagline in her business is “Open yourself to a world, which in truth is all yours.” She is highly creative and has a great perspective on helping parents but also how that translates into dealing with employees and … Read more.
Written by: Brandon Turner Did you know that as an owner, you have the unique ability to create jobs for other people? That’s heavy. That’s powerful. In our heads, we may think “We need to hire help,” or “It’s time to bring on a new team member,” but having the tools and resources to help … Read more.
Luiza Dreasher is an author and teacher focused on mastering cultural differences. She helps us understand the difference between diversity and inclusion, while showing us how they are two sides of the same coin. In this sessions we dig into the importance of integrating diversity & inclusion as a small business owner; how it can … Read more.
Karl Amle is the leader of Express Employment Professionals, an Employment Agency in Forest Lake, Minnesota. In this conversation we talk about how employment agencies are far more than simply putting “butts in seats.” They can help you get the right people, save you money, save you time, and reduce your risks of hiring and … Read more.
PRESS RELEASE: The Small Small Business (SSB) Community Launches Wide-Sweeping COVID Response Programs The Small Small Business (SSB) Community is a collection of business coaches and experts who are passionate about the success of small, small businesses. We want to help them not only survive, but thrive, during (and after) these difficult times because we … Read more.
“Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and will define your future.” These are inspiring words by Sir Richard Branson and they beg the question, “How should I compose myself?” As you may already know, there are seven critical elements of running … Read more.