5 Effective Things To Do For Your Personal Goal Setting

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With the New Year, maybe you're ready for a "new you". Perhaps you're tired of where life has left you as of late. You no longer feel the passion in a lot of areas in your life. You know you need to make a change. You know you have goals. However, you may not be sure how to achieve those goals. Here are 5 effective things to do for your personal goal setting in order to help you achieve your personal and life goals.

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SME Growth Plateaued? Try This Approach to People Management To Spur Your Business Forward

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When you’re running a business of any size, but in particular a small or medium firm, you can reach something of a plateau or impasse within the first 3-5 years. If your SME growth has plateaued then try this approach to people management to spur your business forward:

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How Business Owners Can Help Employees With Addiction Problems

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With an increasing number of people struggling with substance abuse and addiction today, the chances of the problem finding its way to the workplace are high. And it isn’t just the employee that grapples with the issue, the company and consequently the economy suffers too. That is because employees with addiction problems are typically less productive, more likely to view their jobs negatively, use more sick days, make more mistakes, file employee compensations claims and have problems with supervisors. Here's how business owners can help employees with addiction problems:

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How to Motivate Staff With 3 Simple But Effective Strategies

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Ever wonder how to inspire employees to be their most productive? Unengaged employees are more likely to look for other job opportunities and cost companies tons in lost productivity. While sometimes work ethic or personal issues may be to blame, employers play a large role in influencing how productive their employees are. Here's how to motivate staff with 3 simple but effective strategies:

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5 Reasons Why Businesses Don’t Recognise Employee Efforts (and 5 Reasons Why They Should)

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Despite the years of study in the field of employee engagement highlighting the benefits a sustained recognition program can have on a business and its workforce, it’s still common to find a company that so far is yet to act on the research. In fact, research by ACCOR found just one in four business leaders actually have an engagement strategy in place for which recognition can play a major part. Here are 5 reasons why businesses don’t recognise employee efforts (and 5 reasons why they should):

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10 Signs You Are Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

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Being a successful entrepreneur is many people’s dream. A great lifestyle, incredible rewards, the possibility to travel and take vacations every time you please, freedom…it’s no wonder why so many people are starting to reject the 9-to-5 workstyle and begin looking for the next golden opportunity. Here are 10 signs you are destined to be an entrepreneur:

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5 Ways For Making Training and Development for Employees Even Better

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Workplace training doesn't have to be boring or just a paper exercise. New techniques and methods can be applied to engage your employees while bringing other benefits to the workplace. Here are 5 ways for making training and development for employees even better:

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Thinking of Offering Remote Work? Here are 5 Challenges to Overcome

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These days many businesses rely on a remote workforce telecommuting. However, this arrangement brings along as many challenges as it brings advantages, often causing frustration and discontent both in employers and employees. Those who aim to establish effective communication with their remote team should be aware of the challenges its members may face.  If your business is considering offering remote work to a virtual team then here are 5 challenges you will have to overcome to manage and communicate well with your remote employees and contractors:

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8 Tips For How to Be More Organised In The Workplace

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Do you feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? So do we. Milking every last minute out of our working week is important for successful business productivity. There’s always room to sharpen your organisational skills and leave the office on time for once. Here are 8 tips for how to be more organised in the workplace:

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How to Create a Workspace that Encourages Productivity

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There are many factors that can influence productivity in the workplace. If your business is looking for ways to increase the engagement and productivity levels among your employees, then you should ensure that your office space creates the right conditions for concentration, focus and motivation. Here's how to create a workspace that encourages productivity:

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Tips For Avoiding Burnout at Work

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Are you looking to use your spare time more productively? Wondering how other people manage to avoid burnout at work? We've been looking at the downtime habits of successful people. Here are tips for avoiding burnout at work:

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5 Simple Ways To Ensure Happy Employees

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If you own a business, your goal should be to make money (of course!). However, you should also strive for happy employees. After all happy employees make a happy company. We’ve been inundated with images of quirky offices around the world that find unique ways to boost productivity and encourage creativity. Small business owners might not be able to do things on such a grand scale, but there are smaller and more affordable ways to lift your employees’ mood. Here are 5 simple ways to ensure happy employees:

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Improve Productivity, Profitability and Customer Satisfaction by Implementing This One Strategy (And It Doesn’t Cost The Earth)

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Three things all business owners dream of having; a productive workforce, happy customers and the profits rolling in. Quite often the way you can improve sales, client happiness and output happens in isolation, either through improving products, hiring better-trained customer service or account management staff or developing new products. All can be costly and take time to perfect. Here's how to improve productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction by implementing this one strategy (and it doesn’t cost the earth):

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One Entrepreneur Answers 'Why Do We Do It'?

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We put out the call recently on one of our Business Achievers mailings to ask people "So you want to own your own business? Why?". One business owner took the time to write back. Here's what Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, Kilmainham Tales had to say:

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How to Have an Effective Team Meeting

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Team meetings create the foundation for project planning, goal-setting and team communication. When the team begins expanding, it can be tough to keep everyone on the same page. To improve the productivity of the team meeting, there are a few important methods to use to get the most out of it and hold better team meetings. Here's how to have an effective team meeting:

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Why Employees Should Play an Active Part in Organisation Redesigns

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A global e-mail goes around to the whole company, announcing that the senior management have drawn a new organisation chart and front-end staff are being cut. It doesn’t have to be this way, yet it’s a typical scenario across organisations. I’ve personally been on the end of such moves numerous times in my career as an organisation design consultant and I have never seen a positive version of it that doesn’t damage moral and the psychological contract of the survivors. Here is why employees should play an active part in organisation redesigns:

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7 Ways To Improve Team Efficiency And Productivity

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Being the leader of a team isn't a piece of cake. As a matter of fact, NO team is actually easy to manage. Whenever several people with different beliefs, coming from different walks of life are put to work together as a team, miscommunication and chaos are potentially going to be there. However, strong leaders know how to keep their teams together and how to motivate people to cooperate towards common goals. Here are 7 ways to improve team efficiency and productivity.

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How To Maximise Team Work for Your Business

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Whether you're in charge of a business, a charity, a community organisation or anything else – teamwork is essential to the success of any project. Without teamwork, people won't be working together to accomplish common goals. Here's how to maximise teamwork for your business:

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10 Tips for Cultivating a Positive Mindset

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A роѕitivе mind-ѕеt iѕ a fundamental kеу tо ѕuссеѕѕ. Hоw саn someone асhiеvе thеir gоаlѕ if thеу аrе nеgаtivе and сlоѕеd оff tо thе орроrtunitiеѕ thаt lifе саn bring? A роѕitivе mind-ѕеt сultivаtеѕ роѕitivе thоughtѕ, which lеаd tо positive wоrdѕ аnd еvеntuаllу асtiоn аѕ wеll аѕ rеѕult. Here are 10 tips for cultivating a positive mindset:

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4 Reasons Why Hiring During the Holidays is a Good Idea

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Hiring during the holidays can be challenging. Business hours are abbreviated, your internal key decision makers are likely taking time off. In addition, candidates most likely have the holiday lull in mind, and are holding off on the job hunt until recruiters are back in office. But it can offer some advantages. Here are 4 reasons why hiring during the holidays is a good idea:

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