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Quick Guide: 10 Steps to Employee Retention

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 26, 2012

Retaining employees might seem like a tough task. Especially when many sectors depend on the work force. At Hammer & Mop, we experimented and successfully created an environment where we enjoy nil attrition. This, considering the fact that our work force has not been to school. Here are 10 points that will help your employees fall in love with your company: Hear Them Out. Everyone has something to say,…

Intrapreneurs: The In-House Form of Entrepreneurship Every Small Business Needs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 1, 2011

Who Else Wants a little-known, hands-on successful, profit-growing Strategy? THE SECRET?  It’s all about Intrapreneurs. The tale of how your employees may be greater assets than even your best selling product or service.  They are the HIDDEN SECRET that most business owners don’t or can’t unlock in their business. Think back to when you hired your first employee.  What did you want to know most about him or…

How to Build A Winning Team to Grow Your Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 4, 2011

Getting the right people and putting them in the right seat dictates your success and ability to scale growth.  Filling staffing gaps by hiring average performers during accelerated growth is a mistake that’s easy to commit, but important to avoid.  A recent CareerBuilder survey found that 36 percent of employers who made a bad hire did so because they needed to quickly fill the open position.  Growth can’t…

Permission To Make Mistakes Usually Means Fewer Of Them

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 19, 2011

If you have ever had to assign an employee a new project or task, you are no doubt familiar with the look of discomfort and anxiety such assignments often provoke. While some people may be eager to tackle a new challenge, hoping it will help them to climb the corporate ladder, many workers are really just trying to survive without committing any major screw-ups. Becoming responsible for something…

Increase Profits By Engaging the Next Generation of Top Talent

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 14, 2010

As a young CEO, employee retention is surely on your mind and the single largest factor affecting your business.  This will further be compounded with the rate at which baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will retire over the next decade.  While the perception is that the youngest, newest members of the workforce – the Generation Y, Generation Next or the Millennials (born between 1982 and 2000)…

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