7 Employee Incentive Ideas
Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying listening in on the Challenge this go around. The timing is grand for me at this point.
Truthfully, I have been struggling and strongly considered selling. I am now re-engaged with the business. My goal at this point is to maximize the 4th quarter and...
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Category Archives: Building the Team
No more secrets. Owner Susan at Allied Plumbing & Heating has created transparent pay levels for the Techs and they appreciate the honesty and clarity. Now, they know what they need to do to move up the ladder. Pretty cool! … Continue reading
I travel a lot. I appreciate when the hotel staff does a great job of making me comfortable. Sometimes I don’t need a lot of care, so I will place the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. Recently, after … Continue reading
Here’s a snippet from a recent conversation with a plumbing contractor… “If Bob knew what Steve was making per hour he would quit on the spot. But I had to pay Steve a premium to get him to come work … Continue reading
I’ve had about 100 jobs. Yet I can count on one hand the number of times I have shown up on my first day of work and known who my boss was and what my position in the company was. … Continue reading
Sometimes you need a hand. Sometimes you can offer one. Be willing to do both. My great friend, Nancy Michaels, posted a Rant on Saturday. Thanks, Nancy, for this reminder: Your best business will be a reflection of YOU, not … Continue reading
I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented … Continue reading
Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time. He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, … Continue reading
“I just can’t find good employees. Nobody wants to work for a dollar anymore. Thank goodness for Joey. He’s my top producer. Customers love him and he delivers top sales every month. If I could clone him, I would! He … Continue reading
Does it make you cringe to think about imposing the formal structure of an Organization Chart on your small shop? Fear not! The Organization Chart can be a wonderful tool. Recalling my many, many jobs, I can count on three … Continue reading