Should Employees Have Freedom at Work?
Flexibility Is Something That Many Value More Than Pay

Someone asked a very interesting question about employees having too much freedom.

Meeting Requirements vs Meeting Needs
Focus On Communication

A while ago I was meeting with a prospective client who told me about how much trouble they were having with their collaboration efforts at his company.

Don’t Hide When You Hit Hard Times In Your Business
Important Steps To Get Back On Track

Every small business has ups and downs.

Be Your Own Boss, Not The Most Expensive Employee
Avoid The "I Can Do It Myself" Virus

Ninety-seven dollars for that? Heck, I can find the information for free on the interwebs.

CEO Confidence Continues To Improve
CEOs upbeat about economy
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The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2010, improved more in the first …

Small Business Owners Expecting Increased Sales
Business owners see higher non-labor costs

One out of two U.S. small business owners expect increased sales in the next six months, but non-labor costs could …

Small Business Owners To Add More Than 3 Million Jobs In 2011
Small businesses expect to increase staffing
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U.S. small business owners plan to add nearly 3.8 million jobs this year, according to the latest Small Business Success …

Americans More Optimistic About Economic Outlook
Confidence in economy improving
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Americans indicate their financial future looks brighter, due to a more optimistic economic outlook, according to a new report from …

Employment Up For Fifth Consecutive Month
Job growth to be modest
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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) rose in February for the fifth month in a row.  The index is …

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2009
U.S. job market improving
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The increase in temporary employment is helping the drive the U.S. economy forward as companies move to meet growing demand …

Employment Confidence Up In January
Conference Board releases employment report
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The Conference Board said today its employment trends index increased in January for the fourth straight month.  The index now …

Communicating With Staff About Your Social Media Plans

We have talked about why to communicate with those internal to your company regarding your social media efforts, so let’s …

Employment Rises In November
Employment to moderately increase

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in November for the second consecutive month. The index now stands at …

Small Businesses Should Plan For Holiday Vacations
Prepare employee schedules in advance
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At the end of the year, offices often become near-ghost towns, with a significant percentage of employees taking time off …

Employment Trends Index Up Slightly
Negative job growth unlikely
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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (EDI) increased in October, after a slight dip in September. The index now at …

Small Business Owners’ Expect Better Sales In Next Six Months
More businesses using social media
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In spite of continued concerns over the economy, small businesses’ hiring plans are stable compared to the spring, with one-in-four …

Private Sector Jobs Fall In September
Private sector cuts 39,000 jobs
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Private-sector employment decreased by 39,000 from August to September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National …

Employees Contribute To UK Small Biz Survival
Survey documents pay freezes, hours cuts, and free labor
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It looks like many of the small businesses that survive the recession will do so (at least in part) due …

5 Steps for Preventing Employee Fraud
What you can do to avoid it
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Did you realize that a typical organization loses up to 5 percent of its annual income to fraud? This information …

Majority Of Small Business Owners Are Happy
Small business owners like being own boss
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The majority of American small business owners are happy, despite economic challenges over the past few years, according to a …

More Small Businesses To Hire New Workers
Laid off workers starting own businesses

More small businesses plan to hire new employees in the second half of 2010, according to a new survey from …

More Businesses Hiring Workers
Recovery continues at slow pace

More businesses are hiring new employees than they are cutting jobs, according to a new survey from the National Association …