How surveying your employees can improve your startup

As a standard business practice, most companies survey their customers. You may have even sent surveys of your own. Businesses survey their customers to gauge customer loyalty, see how likely customers are to refer a business to family and friends, and to measure their overall satisfaction with the products and services they are using.Customer surveys provide powerful data that can help your startup improve. So, it stands to reason that asking your employees for their opinions can even further y...
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How startups can offer career advancement opportunities to their employees

The job market is tight, and the number of voluntary separations by employees is rising year over year. It's an employees' market, and it's more important than ever to take care of your staff. What does this mean for your startup?To be successful and retain the best employees, you want to put the professional development of your team at the forefront. The most talented workers want to enhance their skills.This is good not only for your team but for your startup. Here's how startups can offer car...
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How startups can develop a mentorship program for employees

As a new business, you've spent many hours creating job descriptions, plowing through resumes, interviewing candidates, onboarding them, and training them for their new positions.That's a lot of time and money invested, so you want to retain your new staff for the long haul. One way to help create employee loyalty is to provide them with a mentor.In this article, we look at how startups can develop a mentorship program for employees. Define your objectiveBefore you begin your mentorship pro...
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How startups can provide feedback to employees

Startups are uniquely poised to create their own company culture right from the outset.As a new business, you can set the tone for your culture through your own employee morale. There are many things you can do to set the tenor of your business, and one such way is through your feedback process.Let's look at how startups can provide feedback to employees.Why feedback is importantFrom the beginning days of your startup and in your employee onboarding, it's important to let your new team members k...
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The benefits of offering employees continuing education

As a small business, you know that the process of finding the right team members is costly and time consuming. Job postings, recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding add up quickly.In addition, you know that keeping your employees around is vital to the survival of your startup because going through the hiring process over and over zaps your budget and your energy.One way to boost both your business and employee morale is with learning opportunities. In this article, we look at the benefi...
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Why you should care about what current and past employees are saying about your company online

When looking for new employees, you want to set your company up for success. This may mean several things for your business when crafting your job posting ads.It turns out that according to Career Builder nearly 75% of job seekers begin their search online. What does this mean for your hiring potential? It means you want a clean, respectable online reputation.What's being said about your business online is vital not only to your revenue stream but to your well-being as an appropriately staffed b...
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Payroll processing mistakes your startup needs to avoid

Mistakes happen every day in the business world, and some are more forgivable than others. Payroll isn't on the list of forgivable mistakes.Why? Payroll mistakes can be incredibly costly to your startup. Failing to comply to payroll laws gets the government involved which leads to penalties and fines. In the most extreme cases, it can even lead to jail time.What's more, when you mess up payroll, your startup's team can lose faith in you, and you may even lose staff members.To help you avoid cost...
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4 things you must do before hiring your first employee

Like most entrepreneurs, you may start out doing everything yourself. Sooner or later though you'll reach your full capacity. And if you want to take your business to the next level, you'll need someone to help with the day-to-day running of the business so you can focus on growing it. Although hiring your first employee can be daunting, the business may suffer if you keep putting it off. To help you decide when it's time to start building a team and who to hire first, founder Raj Jana shar...
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Digitalization: the path to employee engagement

The Robots are Here: Good news – for employees While robots which vacuum the carpet, mow the lawn or deliver lunch are cute time savers, their possible entry into the workplace can be scary. Employees who have spent years performing a routine task can be threatened by the idea of technology taking over their job. People in customer facing roles (cashiers, bank tellers, check-in agents) may argue that use of self service or remote interfaces 'dehumanizes' the company.Business leaders today know t...
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