In The News This Week…July 9

5 Steps to Hiring the Right People for Your Business

by Wendy Keller

“The smaller your business, the more critical each person becomes. Entrepreneurs usually wait until the very last possible moment before doing basic things like taking an office, buying that expensive piece of equipment…or hiring someone to take some of the load off whomever is doing it currently…especially if that person is you.

 

6 Ways To Ensure You Hear From Everyone At Your Business

by Kara Goldin

“Give them a purpose. Studies suggest that engagement increases when employees“experience a sense of meaningfulness at work.” When people genuinely care about what they do, they’ll find a way to be heard. My business is about more than selling bottled water. Everyone at hint is passionate about our mission to make America healthier, so they are always eager to share their thoughts.”

 

6 Steps for Creating a Strong Company Culture

by Jeremy Bloom

“Establishing a culture you believe in means having a clear and consistent vision and knowing how you’d like everyone, inside and outside, to view the company. Many old-school CEOs and leaders were often “business operations first and people second.” But it’s the people that make a business successful.”

 

Fighting The War For Talent In A Changing World

by Adi Gaskell

“Of course, learning new skills is remarkably difficult, and few governments have embraced the need to train adults throughout their life, whilst corporate investment in skills development remains stubbornly low. An alternative approach might be to encourage people to become more footloose and move to where the jobs are, rather than try and make the jobs come to them.”

 

How Are You Protecting Your High Performers from Burnout?

by Matt Plummer

“It’s easy to blame burnout on the high performers themselves. After all, the stereotype is that these overachievers say yes to more work even when they’re already at capacity. They routinely put work first, canceling personal engagements to finish the job. While such habits may be partially to blame, this isn’t the full story.”