Freelance jobs and remote work have become the new norm. More and more people are choosing this way of working because of the ease it provides compared to working a typical office job. With freelance work comes different tasks than what a traditional job requires. Being your own boss means keeping yourself accountable and in a routine in order to keep your business afloat. Finding ways to budget your money, protect your business, separate your personal expenses, and plan out your work week are all important jobs that need to be done. (more…)
Improving the HR Lifecycle of Your Small Business
When it comes to small business operations, the HR lifecycle is more important than most other work. That’s because this process determines who you hire, who stays, and who elevates your company through ongoing innovation. (more…)
Direct selling businesses are so popular today that most of us would have had to encounter sales pitches to join a network. The decision to join a direct selling network should not be taken based on how attractive the sales pitch is or who is offering you the opportunity. (more…)
After a year of historic resignation rates and millions of job positions left unfilled, one thing is clear: the Great Resignation is upon us and there’s no end in sight. Employees are recognizing their power and continuing to quit in droves — and they have plenty of reasons to cite. Read more…
Prior to COVID-19, most (if not all) jobs required the presence of their employees in the office. In-office work also meant commuting. Depending on the location of the office, commutes could range from a peaceful ten minute drive to a lengthy two hour train ride.
The pandemic put rapid-fire remote work systems in place. Many employees actually relished in the comfort and the freedom remote work allowed them. Going forward, it’s unclear exactly how many jobs will stay remote (or work out some sort of hybrid system), but it seems that remote work will stick around.
That being said, it can be difficult to detach from work when there are no physical boundaries. It can also be challenging to be productive when your surroundings are designed to give you maximum comfort and relaxation. Read on for science-backed tips on creating a better remote work-life balance. (more…)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses had to pivot and move operations totally online in order to keep going. Although the internet and eCommerce allow for infinite possibilities when it comes to business, it also comes with a host of new threats. Just like individuals are vulnerable to identity theft Read more…
First impressions are important, especially when you’re probably competing with tons of other companies for the attention of your target customers.
This is why the very first email you send people that sign up to your email list is critical and should contain appropriate, useful information. When your customers open the first email, they are forming an opinion about your business, whether it be good or bad. Getting it right can mean the difference between securing a lifelong loyal customer or losing someone to a competitor. (more…)
Cyber attacks are a growing threat for business across all industries, and they’ve only been accelerated by the COVD-19 pandemic. 2021 has shown an increase in cybercriminals taking advantage of the technological changes many organizations have undergone as a result of COVID-19, which have created new vulnerabilities in security systems. Data shows that shifting to a remote workforce has increased the cost of a data breach by $137,000.
To better understand the emerging cybersecurity threats businesses are facing today, here are some of the top trends of 2021. (more…)
A large part of your company’s success relies on your ability to hire the most qualified candidates. If you’re looking to streamline your recruitment process, it’s important to look at your current team and ask yourself whether your company effectively promotes diversity and representation. If not, unconscious recruitment bias could be stopping you from hiring qualified candidates. Fortunately, implementing methods like blind hiring can help your business reduce discrimination during the recruitment process and hire a more diverse team.
Read on to learn about what blind hiring is and discover how it could help you promote diversity in your business. (more…)