How to Tell if Your Founder is C-Level Worthy

A business’s founder has the incredibly important and rewarding task of building a venture from the beginning. While many continue to run the business themselves, statistics show that by a company’s third year, only 50 percent of original founders hold the role of CEO. There are a variety of factors that contribute to such a change, and occasionally this was the founder’s goal all along. Regardless, when a business surpasses $20 million in revenue, it’s time to decide if the individual who initially launched the business is able and willing to take on a C-level role.

50 Motivational Quotes For Work

Let’s be honest. We’ve all found ourselves in the grips of a little midweek or mid-day slump. A good inspirational and uplifting quote can inspire you to get out of that slump and turn you back into the goal crushing machine that you are! Take a few moments, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and read on to re-energize yourself with these inspiring and motivational quotes from some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

6 Steps to Provide Effective Employee Coaching

Coaching is defined as an ongoing approach to managing people that creates a positive and motivating climate for performance, improves the match between an employee’s actual performance and an employee’s expected performance, and increases the probability of an employee’s success by providing timely feedback, recognition, clarity and support. Coaching is an alternative to discipline by passing the ownership of performance improvement to the employee rather than the manager. Coaching also works to frame the “issue” as an opportunity to grow and improve rather than the employee “getting in trouble” for something they did wrong.

Hiring a New Employee: Person-Organizational Fit and Why It’s Important

You need to bring on a new team member. You’ve interviewed and met with multiple outstanding candidates; now you need to make the decision: which person should you hire? Wait- before you send over that offer letter, consider that there are two main aspects to consider when determining whether the candidate should or should not be hired: job fit, which is what you most likely have already addressed, and organizational fit, which we will discuss more in this article.

Top 5 HR Trends for 2018

The workplace is rapidly changing, more so now than ever with the continuous inclusion of cutting edge technologies. The past year HR departments all over the country were prioritizing the well-being of their employees in several different realms. Executives, in conjunction with HR departments, began to invest more time in their employees by creating a better workplace environment. Company culture and employee engagement were huge in 2017. In 2018 we will see a continuation of these priorities (with some tweaks) as well as many others, most of which are technology centered.

Thank You Notes: The Candidate Difference

A few weeks ago, a young lady applied for a HR role with an up and coming HR & Consulting firm. There was the initial phone screen with the CEO, the 2nd interview with one of the senior consultants, and the final step was an in-person interview (along with one other potential candidate) with the entire HR team…no pressure. Although a bit worried about the stiff competition, she left the interview feeling pretty good. Within a couple of hours, an offer letter was extended. I graciously accepted.

Wellness Programs & Team Building: What 4 Point is Up To

At 4 Point Consulting (4 Point), one of our central beliefs is that people are the core of every business. That is why we take a comprehensive approach to wellness. Christy Hopkins, the Founder and CEO of 4 Point, incorporates wellness into the everyday life of her team members. This should come as no surprise given her background. Over the course of her career, Christy realized she wanted to merge her love of business with her love of helping and supporting people. Lucky for her employees and clients, this love does not exclude them.

20 Gifts Small Business Owners Can Afford to Give for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, we’ve assembled a list of ideas for the best, most unique and personal gifts to give to your clients or employees with cost in mind. Small business owners, read on to shake up your holiday gratitude gift ideas.

Open Enrollment Ends December 15th! Here’s What You Should Know

Tis the season for Open Enrollment! With a shortened enrollment period, take the next few weeks to learn about new benefits and maximize your family’s health care plan and financial well-being. Here are a few things you should know.

Top 5 Tips for an Engaged Workforce

Did you know that only 15% of employees worldwide report feeling engaged at their place of work? Employee engagement has emerged as an important topic as business owners continue to battle for talent in the marketplace. Employee engagement strategies can help organizations compete and perform in a dynamic and competitive environment, reduce turnover, improve productivity and efficiency, and improve the wellbeing of employees. The need to increase employee engagement is pressing across all businesses, but especially small businesses and startups where reducing turnover and productivity are key to the organization’s financial health.