Contrary to popular belief, employee training isn’t a one-time-only event. Although orientation training is a crucial part of the process of bringing your recent hires up to speed, training should also play a key role in ongoing employee development. In order to ensure that your team members remain at the very top of their games, you’ve simply got to make training a long-term priority in your organization.
Between economic woes and natural disasters, the pain at the pump has gotten all too acute for many American consumers in recent months. Although most media reports on the problem have focused on the impact of rising gas prices on individuals and families, many small business owners are beginning to feel the crunch, as well.
Is it possible to harness the proven business advantages of a creative workplace—such as improved problem-solving, greater innovation, and out-of-the-box strategies—without going off the deep end? According to the experts, even a few small changes can significantly boost your team’s ability to tackle problems creatively.
Although the recent spate of natural disasters have passed through leaving relatively little damage in their wake, we’ve all seen how much havoc a storm, earthquake, fire, or another unexpected calamity can wreak. In seconds flat, a disaster in this league can undo a lifetime of work and investment. And yet, surprisingly few business owners have a standing disaster plan in place.