Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

Tips to Improve the Workplace

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by staffnetinc

Creating a positive work environment is essential for productivity, employee retention, and a greater sense of teamwork. There are several ways you can improve the workplace in any industry.Workplace environment tips

  • REDUCE STRESS. Although it is not a physical ailment, stress is the top reason for absenteeism in the workplace. If one of your departments has a high rate of absenteeism, there is most likely an underlying cause that can easily be rectified such as poor management or lack of enthusiasm for work. Simple changes, such as providing childcare, naming an employee of the month, or offering an end of year bonus, can greatly increase employee morale.
  • INCREASE TEAMWORK ACTIVITIES. Rather than burdening individuals with their own projects, share work between a team. Recognize the contributions made by team member instead of simply praising the team leader.
  • IMPROVE THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. Inexpensive improvements, such as a fresh coat of paint, better lighting, and a more attractive atmosphere, can help employees to feel more comfortable in the work place.

For more advice about employee retention and other workplace related tips, check out our blog. You can also contact us at StaffNet Inc. for help finding the right employees for your company today!

Great Ways to Build a Business Culture

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by staffnetinc

A business culture that focuses beyond the financial interests of an organization is a major step toward attracting talent and improving employee retention. The question is how to obtain a balance that meets the needs of the employees and satisfies the remaining stakeholders while building your culture.Build Business Culture

  • Keep the lines of communication open. The company’s mission and values should be clearly communicated to all stakeholders and followed by example from the top down.
  • Provide what the organization needs to be a winner. In order to be competitive, your team needs to have the tools to be at its best. This includes the right team members and continued learning through training and coaching.
  • Know the ultimate goal. If your organization does not have an ultimate goal, how will your team ever reach it? Create a legacy that can be realized and remain long after you are gone.

Taking the time to develop the appropriate business culture for your organization will pay off in the long run. For more tips on improving your organization’s employee retention, contact the experts at StaffNet Inc today!

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Small Business Hiring: How to Attract Top Talent

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Young woman having a job interviewThese days, big businesses are resorting to on-site coffee shops, free dry cleaning and other big-ticket expenses to secure top-talent. However, as a small business you also have truly unique perks that you bring to the table. The key to attracting employees to work at your company is identifying what you bring to the table that a large business cannot.

  • Flexibility. As a small business, you can offer more flexibility than a larger company. What benefits can you offer that a large employer can’t? Can an employee leave to pick up their child from school or possible telecommute one day a week? Highlight these opportunities to attract top talent.
  • Job Diversity. At a small company, individuals take on more responsibility. The job scope of a middle-manager at a small business may include duties reserved for C-Level management at a larger firm.
  • Empowerment and Loyalty. Often in a large company employees feel like a cog in the wheel. Small companies can empower their employees which encourages ownership of the job, loyalty to the employer and personal pride in their company. It’s their baby too.

If you are having trouble attracting employees and looking for top talent in Atlanta to work at your firm, contact StaffNet. Our dedicated talent sourcing specialist would love to speak with you.