Showing posts from November, 2015

Handling workloads with a shorthanded staff

Distributing a heavy workload to a shorthanded staff can be a difficult scenario. Over the past few years, organizations have been laying off, not filling positions when people retire and/or are simply not hiring as many people. In this type of situation, you will have to deal with the consequences of a shorthanded staff.

What’s in a name? Everything. How to choose your domain

The domain name chosen for a business website is an important decision. The name should not be
selected carelessly because if a poor name is chosen, it’s not likely to be memorable. In the long-run, this could impact the brand name and overall visibility.

Business websites: Why focusing on content is critical

A customer typically decides within seconds of landing on a business website whether or not he or she plans to linger on the site to explore more.

Why customer referrals are so golden to any business

A customer's stamp of approval through a personal referral is one of the biggest compliments that can be paid to a merchandiser, retailer, supplier or other vendor.

5 warning signs of groupthink in the workplace

Groupthink is a condition where people become too alike in their thinking and, as a result, come up with poor decisions and courses of action. In the workplace this can be particularly devastating because the decisions made can impact the overall productivity and profitability of the organization.

The groupthink phenomenon tends to emerge when units of people have worked together for a long time and, due to this closeness, become too "like" in their way of thinking. A lack of innovation, willingness to share new ideas and inability to embrace change or differences are typically the beginnings of the negative effects that groupthink can cause.

While it is true groupthink sometimes emerges with seemingly no warning, if you know what to look for, the signs can be recognized much earlier. If noticed early on, leaders can come up with solutions to circumvent the groupthink and get the division(s) back on track.
5 warning signs of groupthink in the workplace 1. Group is overly coh…

5 reasons social media strategies fail

Social media strategies have become an important component of the modern business marketing plan.

7 job industries that stand the test of time

Today's post takes a look at the job market. Many workers undoubtedly have noticed that over the past several years, the job market has been pretty competitive. For every position that opens up, dozens of people are likely applying. Although, even as companies scale back, coupled with other widespread economic problems, there are certain occupations that might be a bit easier for applicants to get a foot in the door.

How to get customer referrals to grow your small business

Small and home businesses don't typically have large marketing and advertising budgets available at their disposal. As a result, the smaller companies have to come up with creative and inexpensive ways to increase visibility.