Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

    The Griswold Scenario

      In the movie, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold awaits his annual Christmas bonushis plans for the bonus are biga new swimming pool in the backyard! Clarks boss, Frank Shirley has a different plan for bonuses, however: a years subscription to a jelly-of-the-month club.

    Times are tough for small business owners and very often they seek ways on how to tell an employee, No bonus this year,” and thats difficult for both the employer and their employees.

    In the Christmas Vacation Movie, the boss (Shirley) is kidnapped with hopes hell cough up a bonus much as he did in other years.

    As an employer this would be the extreme where your employees kidnapped you demanding an annual bonus, but what if you cant afford them this year?

    Discuss the Situation

    Clark Griswolds boss’s solution to denying annual bonuses was simply not telling the employees and thats never a good idea. Read more

Offering More Than Just Sandwiches

Offering More Than Just Sandwiches

Publically traded companies often take a lot of heat from the general public (you and I) and very often it’s for good reason. It often seems that all that matters is how much money the company is bringing in or where their stock price stands at any given moment. The reality is that for-profit companies are in business for this very reason, to make a profit. No company creates a business plan and opens their doors in hopes they lose money. Read more

How to Master a Sales Meeting in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Master a Sales Meeting in 30 Minutes or Less

You get a call from a new prospect who wants to meet with you and discuss your solution. He gives you a 30 minute time-slot four days from now. Unfortunately, you didn’t take the time to ask this new prospect any questions during your brief telephone conversation and now you’re concerned because thirty minutes isn’t much time to fully explore his situation AND present your solution. Read more

5 Unique Company Culture Ideas and Trends to Boost Employees Spirits

5 Unique Company Culture Ideas and Trends to Boost Employees Spirits

    Creating a Fun Place to Work

      There are many unique company culture ideas that will make your employees leap for joy, laugh, get out of the office, and bring their lives into the officeeven pets! Google offers free, healthy and what they call yummy” lunches each and every day to employees so they can skip the brown bag.

    Companies like Volkswagen and Apple are getting involved in the fun theory” to turn boring tasks into the exciting. Read more