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recruiter
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The Role of a Recruiter and HR in Small Business

You’ve launched your business and it’s humming along. Like most entrepreneurs, you wear plenty of hats, including chief human resources (HR) and recruitment officer. Here’s the problem, though: You can’t handle all your employee-related responsibilities forever. If you do, you could find yourself in trouble. The issue isn’t just that you’re going to spread yourself...
negotiation techniques
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10 Negotiation Techniques to Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Startup entrepreneurs are not always the best negotiators. They step into the shoes of a business owner for the first time and find (to their surprise) that nearly everything involves negotiation of some kind, and they may not always have those negotiation techniques down. Starting a business requires, quite literally, hundreds of negotiations. Some are...
relational intelligence
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5 Ways to Retain Talent by Using Relational Intelligence

The following is adapted from "Relational Intelligence: The Five Essential Skills You Need to Build Life-Changing Relationships" by Dr. Adam C. Bandelli. Stress affects all of us differently. Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, employees have had to deal with various challenges in both their personal and professional lives. The lines between our...
hiring mistakes
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Hiring Mistakes You Could Be Making

Bad hires happen. However, they happen a bit too often. Studies show that nearly three out of four employers admit to hiring the wrong job candidate. Maybe HR was in a rush to fill an important role or you hired someone because you knew the applicant and they seem nice enough. Or, someone didn’t take...
social impact profit
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How Startups Can Balance Social Impact and Profit

Professor Henrietta Onwuegbuzie of Lagos Business School claims, “Being purpose-driven helps companies grow faster and make more money.” But what exactly does it mean to be a purpose-driven business, and how can startups balance social impact and profit? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Why social impact is...
quality employees
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More Money Isn’t the Only Thing That Will Attract Quality Employees

As a business owner, you are constantly battling with how to boost profits and productivity without increasing costs. Commonly, the first adjustment that comes to mind is within your own team. Finding quality staff members is valuable, though these workers often come at a higher price.  Paying your staff more than your competition can certainly...
business grow
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Is Your New Business Ready to Grow? Take These 3 Steps First

If entrepreneurship were juggling, most companies would be one dropped ball away from the act falling apart. Why? Because entrepreneurs add elements into the mix without acknowledging the tipping point. Growing too fast is not about scalability; it's not good for business. Despite this grim reality, companies old and new routinely grapple with the consequences...
burnout
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8 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Starting a New Business

We’ve all felt burned out at one point or another — that feeling of total fatigue, both mental and physical, which comes from working ourselves too hard. Soon we’re experiencing symptoms like depression and exhaustion, feeling cynical and adrift. It’s ironic that at the point of burnout, the harder we work on something, the more...
The 10 Disciplines
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3 Tips to Maximize Your Energy to Live an Optimal Life as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are passionate leaders with seemingly endless energy, helping to advance our world one brilliant idea at a time. Throughout my career, I’ve been humbled and honored to speak at conferences filled with entrepreneurs, and can literally feel their energy and drive when I’m on stage. Entrepreneurship is incredibly fulfilling, but it certainly comes with...
remote teams
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How To Lead Remote Meetings — And Have a Little Fun Doing It

Being a manager is already tough. Navigating the switch to fully remote teams in the last few years has probably made your job even tougher. Leading remote teams is not intuitive and requires different skills than in-person management. However, with practice and the right tools, you can manage a remote team effectively. In my experience...
communication
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How Brands Are Improving Communication with Their Remote Teams

If remote work was gaining traction before the pandemic hit, it's now mainstream. A recent survey showed that 55% of employees would like to work remotely at least three days a week after the pandemic. But for managers, the decision isn't so simple. How can you ensure your workflow stays efficient and productive when everyone's...
recruiting talent
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The Importance of Recruiting Talent for Your Startup 

For any business, proper recruitment is essential. It ensures the company can attract and retain the best talent. That way, the organization will continue to grow and thrive. This can be a more complex task for startups due to less brand recognition. They may also spend more time and resources developing their product or service....
employee retention
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5 Tips to Hold on to High-Performing Employees

Even before the pandemic, employers complained of labor shortages. Now, they’re experiencing an even tougher time finding and retaining high performers. How challenging is the marketplace for businesses looking to fill seats with talented professionals? As of 2020, ManpowerGroup reported that 69% of companies were having trouble snagging candidates. And by 2030, Korn Ferry predicts...
Multigenerational Workforces
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How Understanding Multigenerational Workforces Can Make You a Better Leader

Today’s workforce spans five generations: traditionalists, baby boomers and Generations X, Y and Z. Each generation comprises distinctive communication styles, motivations and approaches to work. By understanding each generation’s unique needs and how to support those needs, employers can better adapt to current and emerging generations. Plus, catering to the needs of multigenerational workforces will...
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Why Grit is Essential to Your Success as an Entrepreneur

For entrepreneurs building a business, the initial startup stage is an exhilarating time: you’re energized by your idea and engrossed in building the business. It feels like it’ll always be fun. The hard truth is that in building any business, there are peaks and valleys. When you hit a valley, it can be difficult to...
staffing challenges
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Hiring Trends to Counteract Today’s Staffing Challenges

The talent shortage remains the biggest challenge in 2022. Over 3% of workers leave their jobs voluntarily each month, making human resources the biggest constraint to economic growth this year. That being said, acknowledging hiring trends will help employers fulfill their talent acquisition demand as there will be significant growth in jobs and the need...
Workplace perks
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Company Culture: The Workplace Perks That Impress Top Performers

With websites like Glassdoor acting as a Yelp for workplaces, more companies than ever are looking to outdo their rivals in a bid for top employees. Many modern companies are leaning away from the “all-business” mentality, in favor of fostering relationships and engagement with their staff. With this shift comes a variety of workplace perks encouraged...
millennials
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In Recruiting Gen Z, Look Beyond a College Degree

Gen-Z Americans—those born after 1996 with a superior grasp on all things digital—are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation, according to Pew Research Center. Recruiting practices need to be modernized to dip into this talent pool. McKinsey found that Gen Z represents approximately 40% of global consumers, which is fueling an ongoing strategic...
process optimization
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How Process Optimization Cures Employee Burnout

Now more than ever, retaining your top talent matters most. Your employees are the foundation of your business and its future success. For them to stick around and help your business grow, they need processes and systems that don’t overwork them. But if your business is full of inefficient workflows, chances are you’re at risk...
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Professional Employer Organizations: 4 Reasons You Need One

With endless tasks popping up on any average day, entrepreneurial company leaders simply don't have time to do everything. That's why a professional employer organization, or PEO, may help you grow and stay complaint as you grow. A PEO is an outsourcing firm that provides comprehensive human resource and compliance  services to small- and medium-sized...