Diversity in the workplace is a topic that gets a lot of attention, but just how well are small businesses doing when it comes to hiring a more diverse workforce? A scientific poll conducted last year by Small Business Majority found that small businesses are doing a good job at hiring a diverse set of … Continue reading How to manage a culturally diverse remote small business team
Forecasts are like the weather. They can change rapidly. But right now there are signals that small business is planning for growth in 2017. Small business insurance provider Insureon surveyed over 1,000 small-business owners in November to find out about their plans for growth next year. Among respondents, 82% said that they plan “at least … Continue reading Small businesses can bolster hiring plans for the New Year with flexible work options
It is time to say goodbye to the written company memo at your small business? One CEO thinks so. When Julie Sweet became CEO of Accenture’s North American business last year, she banned corporate memos and replaced them with live-streamed conversations and even pre-taped video messages in order to be “more authentic and less scripted,” … Continue reading How video meeting tools can help small businesses improve communication with employees and customers
This is the time of year when not every small business employee may be feeling “merry and bright.” In fact, some may be feeling more like the Grinch. That’s because noise, especially in open-space work environments, may now be at a higher than usual decibel level with everyone getting into the holiday spirit. With more … Continue reading Don’t let office noise dampen the holiday spirit among small business employees
Have you considered podcasting as a way to tell your small business story to your target audience? If not, it’s something you might want to do. Citing results from Edison Research, the Pew Research Center reports that as of this year, 21% of Americans age 12 or older say they have listened to a … Continue reading Podcasts may be just the right channel for small business marketing
Say what you want about millennials, there seems to be no debate that they are having an impact on the workplace. A Gallup study, “What Millennials Want From Work and Life,” finds that like most generations, millennials want a life “well lived” with 30+ hours a week of work and regular paychecks. But that … Continue reading Is your small business technology meeting the needs of the millennial worker?