From an employer’s perspective, soft skills make the difference. What is a soft skill? Also called transferable skills or job-readiness skills, soft skills are the intangible, less-technical skills that employees are expected to possess. While being able to rewire a home is a hard skill, a soft skill is...
In many businesses, up to 50% of the workforce can be unhappy with their job. You may find that some are doing the bare minimum required of them and spending the rest of their time watching the clock or making coffee. Then there’s the ones that are blatantly miserable...
More and more companies have considered working with remote teams. While remote working options can save a company a lot of money, especially in terms of workplace investments, there’s no denying that when poorly managed or executed, remote work can become a serious issue in business growth. You can...
Almost every business start-up that begins to gain some traction in their industry does so under the watchful eye of an attentive business owner. Branching out from being the sole worker and leader in your company isn’t always easy; especially if you are the sort of manager who finds...
When you want to go into business for yourself, it’s not easy to know exactly what it is that you want to do. Because some people will know exactly where their entrepreneurial ambitions should lie, but others won’t. Some will just know that they want to run their own...
There is a myth that surrounds successful business people, and it is that you can't be both a success and have a rich and rewarding personal life. People seem to believe that you have to pick one or the other, but this is simply not true. In fact, a...
Have you ever been on a train first thing in the morning on the way to work? Squashed in like sardines, everyone is too tired, too grumpy and too hot to do more than strap-hang on the commute to the office. You spend your morning getting ready and by...
We all need a little more flexibility in our lives, which is perhaps one of the driving reasons behind the choice that many employees make regarding their future. Rather than working for a single company, with a boss above them, people are now -- more than any other time...
When it comes to achieving success in the restaurant business, there are a couple of factors that make all the difference. Of course, the quality of the food is one, but a second important point to consider is the standard of service. And one of the best ways to...
Keeping your employees happy is so important when you run a business. Why? Because happy employees stick around and they tend to give it their all for you and your business. It’s probably fair to say that the most successful businesses, in all ways, are the ones who look...