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Time to move on

Tuesday 1 December, 2015 | By: Default Admin | Tags: firing, termination, HR, management, regulation, redundancy

It'll happen. There will come a time when one of your employees acts in a way that means they simply can't stay on. As business owners, doing something about it falls to you. But there are ways you can make it easier on yourself, your business and the person you're letting go. Read more.

Why every small business needs a team culture guru

, | By: Karl Schwantes | Tags: HR, culture, team, management, premium content

In this competitive market, business owners have more to think about than ever before. Sharp focus on sales, profit, tax obligations, and clients often means that you can forget about team culture. A strong team culture attracts great people, which in turn equals success, so it’s important to put energy into creating a happy environment. A high-functioning team can be the difference between a 5% and a 25% growth. Read more.

You are not your business, you're a stakeholder in it [MEMBERS ONLY]

, | By: Drew Browne | Tags: finance, business sustainability, management, entrepreneurship, premium content

People go into business predominantly for the benefit of their family and greater personal freedom and the core motivation for many is more around serving others and less about personal entitlement. So is it any wonder that many small business owners often slip and prioritise others to their personal and commercial detriment - and forget to pay themselves first? The result being business owners and directors seeing themselves as the funder and labour provider of last resort with low to no priority on the remuneration scale. Read more.

Don’t mention the ’S’ word: 3 mistakes business owners make when building systems

, | By: Tamara Simon | Tags: management, business systems, policies, procedures

Mention the words ‘policy’ or ‘procedures’ and most people either cringe or roll their eyes. Mention ‘systems’ to a business owner and the predictable responses are: “I wish I had them but …” or “I know I need them but …”. And then the ‘but’ is followed by something similar to “… I’m too busy” or “… I don’t have time” or “… we’ve got them and no one uses them”. Read more.