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Most people who volunteer for a charitable cause agree, it feels good to do good. Charitable giving can have the same positive effect on businesses. Many large corporations sponsor public fundraising events and offer matching donation programs for both the good of the...

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Cause & Effect

Most people who volunteer for a charitable cause agree, it feels good to do good. Charitable giving can have the same positive effect on businesses. Many large corporations sponsor public fundraising events and offer matching donation programs for both the good of the...

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Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

Is Industry Lingo Affecting Your Communication?

​​Every industry has its own lingo. These specialized words and expressions are spoken and understood freely among people who have been around for a while, but they may complicate communication for others. Here are a few examples: In retail and convenience stores, you...

Are You a Target?

Are You a Target?

Crime is costly. The financial losses from theft alone exceed over $50 billion per year. Add in what businesses spend to prevent loss, and that amount more than doubles. When you recognize how criminals might target your business, you can strategize ways to stop them....

How Training Gives You a Competitive Advantage

How Training Gives You a Competitive Advantage

Competition is nothing new, but it does hit some companies harder than others. No matter what type of competition you face, your employee training program can set you apart. Employees are your most valuable asset, and they’re also the key to gaining a competitive...

Develop Hourly Employees into Managers

Develop Hourly Employees into Managers

Spending time to develop employees into managers is a win-win proposition. It creates a growth vehicle for hourly employees to sample management responsibilities, and it also provides much-needed relief when business increases dramatically, managers take vacations, or...

Want to Improve Your Business? Get Engaged!

Want to Improve Your Business? Get Engaged!

Like any good manager or owner, you know what you want for your business. You have goals for sales, profitability, turnover, and marketing ROI. To achieve all these goals, you'll have to tackle a lot of different strategies, but you'll need one thing to make them all...

How Training Reduces Turnover

How Training Reduces Turnover

Training and turnover have something in common – they both can cost a company a lot of money. They also have a causal relationship that goes both ways. High turnover increases training costs. At the same time, investing in a quality training...

Do You Have a Minute?

Do You Have a Minute?

Having an “open door policy” as a manager is an easy way of telling your employees, “I value your input and want to hear from you.” Communication is important in any workplace, and making sure people know you’re available to them is part of...

Reminder: Knowledge Retention Matters

Reminder: Knowledge Retention Matters

Henri Barbusse, a French novelist from the late 19th century said, “People are machines of forgetfulness.” Around that same time, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus coined the term “the forgetting curve,” referring to how knowledge retention...

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