Business owners care about increasing the company’s net profit. Employees care about increasing personal income. These motivating factors drive most hiring decisions and make up the backbone of the symbiosis model. Symbiosis in the workplace is created when an employer’s need for maximum profit coincides with the employee’s income goals. The key to achieving this symbiosis is to align the employee’s job focus with the company’s goals. In this way, their bottom line increases in direct correlation to that of your business. Continue reading this entry →
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In theory, performance management has a simple yet noble mandate: to track and review employee performance and productivity.
A productive workforce is a happy one. One that has great retention and low turnover. One that encourages employees to succeed rather than admonish them for failing. It’s positive, collaborative and celebrates winning.
A productive workforce gets stuff done. It marches in synch with company initiatives, each employee contributing to the overall goals of the team. It’s clear, efficient, accomplishes its objectives in a timely manner, and wins deals.
When the conversation turns towards performance management a lot of people cringe. Somehow, this noble endeavor has become counter to its goals. Let’s face it, managing reviews and goals is painful. Continue reading this entry →
Being an entrepreneur is exciting and energizing and rewarding. But it can also be overwhelming and frightening and defeating. Sometimes, it can be all of these things at once and the surge of emotion can leave you shrouded in self-doubt, making you second guess your dreams. In these times, many people with otherwise fantastic business concepts throw in the towel, never to realize the full potential of their ideas.
Others hang in there and persevere when hard work and determination just isn’t quite enough. They do so because they encountered something that those who gave up did not – inspiration.
Imagine your business idea is a car and your work is the fuel. In this metaphor, inspiration is your car payment. It’s the one thing that moves you forward on the right path toward making the car all yours.
TWEET THIS: Your business idea is a car, hard work is the fuel and inspiration is the car payment that, eventually, makes the car yours. #TriNetInspire Continue reading this entry →
An increasing number of jurisdictions (mostly cities but also some states) require employers to provide sick leave. Are you in compliance? Continue reading this entry →
As we approach mid-year, now is a good time to review the goals you and your company set at the beginning of the year. Has your company reached some goals but abandoned others? Have you gotten off track? Has your company made any progress on long-term goals? Now that the glow of the new year is long gone, it is time to assess if your company’s 2015 goals were feasible or if you were caught up in the promise of sweeping change that January 1 often brings. Continue reading this entry →