How Starbucks Retains Its Employees

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High turnover of employees is a problem, plain and simple.  The down sides are self-explanatory, but even more important is the fact there really aren’t any up sides.  Retaining your best employees is important, but there’s also the matter of building a general culture of retention. If you’re doing what it takes to retain a [...]

How To Motivate Unproductive Employees

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There are clear and specific steps you can take. We’ve taken a look at how to retain hot-shot employees.  It’s a good problem to have.  But what if you’re suffering the opposite, and probably more common, circumstance: unproductive employees?  Let’s not get into the best ways to let them know they’re fired.  Instead, let’s look [...]

7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Employees

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Unusual Results Demand Unusual Methods. There are many methods of motivating employees, many of them based on common sense, many straightforward. Normal methods for motivation might yield normal results. But if you seek extraordinary results, you may need unusual types of motivation. 1) Give them a part of the company – An ESOP or employee [...]

Why Good Employees Leave

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More often than not, it’s not the money. As a business owner, you need to retain your best employees. Life is full of change, and entrepreneurs do need to be able to adjust. However, it’s worth trying to forestall some unwanted changes before they begin, which means examining why good employees leave just when you [...]

Top 5 Ways To Retain Employees

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It’s a paradox—the employees you most want to keep can often be the self-starters who end up moving on to what they see as greener pastures. And if your turnover is high, you lose out on productivity and momentum, possibly losing profits while you’re at it. Here are 5 timely strategies for retaining the best. [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Employees Without Breaking Them

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If you are like most small business owners these days, hiring additional employees may not exactly be on the top of your to-do list. Several recent studies (such as this one and this one), point to the fact that a significant population of small business owners are too mired in concerns over sales performance, healthcare [...]