Archives for July 2011
How Self-Confidence Impacts Small Business Success
Many people believe that outside perceptions shape their career, and if others had a better view of them, they would be further along in their career.
The truth is that your own opinion of yourself has a bigger impact on your career than the opinions of others. Your inner voice determines how you act, and how you act determines whether you are successful or not. Your view of yourself determines whether you will live into your career pote...
How Small Businesses Can Breed Employee LoyaltyAs the economy improves, small business owners face a new challenge: employee retention.
According to MetLife’s 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefit Trends, only 44 percent of employees feel a strong loyalty to the small business for which they work. That’s down a significant from 62 percent in 2008.
But wait... the picture gets worse. In fact, 34 percent of small business employees surveyed would like to work for a different em... Read more
Tips to Curb Employee Anxiety in Your Small Business
Anxiety in the workplace. It’s a growing phenomenon in businesses large and small. Indeed, even solopreneurs are facing issues that can breed anxiety and an upset stomach. A rising unemployment rate, slower job growth, and increasing layoffs at a time when employees were just starting to think there may be better opportunities are driving job security fears.
"This optimism is now being replaced by greater apprehension over job security,...
Study: Employees Happier Working From HomeWant happier, loyal and more productive employees? Send them home. No, don’t fire them. Just allow them to work from home—at least some of the time.
Those are among the findings of a recent Staples Advantage survey. In the survey, telecommuters say they feel and work better when they can do business from home. Specifically, 86 percent of telecommuters say they are more productive in their home office.
Why are they happie... Read more
Six Stress Reduction Tips for Small Business OwnersThe common denominator in reducing stress, regardless of which type it is, is a balanced workout program. Moderate exercise, such as walking, is the key to overcoming the negativity and fatigue that so often accompany every type of stress.
Here are the six kinds of stress and some additional prescriptions for reducing each of them.
#1: Emotional Stress
A recent study found that three quarters of America... Read more