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How To Attract Millennials (Without Lure Modules)

The era of the baby boomers as the dominant generation is coming to an end as our parents start to... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I think it is important to have a welcoming atmosphere for all generations. I think by pandering too much to one group you will unintentionally disengage other groups. For example, I think seniors ( those 55+) feel marginalized as well. I think having knowledge transfers and cross-training roles is important. Flexible hours are great and so is working remotely, however you also need to have some face time with peers (yes, actually in person) to engage culturally and to really become a cohesive unit.
Sarah IrwinSME Community Director at SavvySME
Think you hit the nail on the head here. As a Millennial, I have always worked my best where I was trusted to schedule myself to when I was most productive. Culture has always rated above salary for my potential job prospects and clients. I must admit enjoying playing Pokemon while the craze was at it's height. As a typical Millennial, I was happy to be amongst the thick of it.
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Boss V Buddy

Too often in business when a frontline person steps up to a leadership role there is no guidance on... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I do think that leaders need to live out the values they are saying the value and want the rest of the rest of the team to follow. The "do as I say, not as I do" mentality doesn't work. The other thing is transparency. As a leader you need to known failures. Stay humble and let the team know you will do better, don't just say it. Put your learning into action. Above all, remain teachable.
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Alcohol, Drugs and Safety at Work

October is Safe Work Month - talk about the impact of alcohol and drugs in your workplace. We’ve... read more

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Business Leadership: 10 Tips For When You First Get Staff

After setting up your business, there will come a time when you’ll need to hire staff to help you... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Definitely a bunch of great insightful nuggets in that article. Another thing I always think about is remembering to value your employees and customers because without them you aren't much of a business (if you are still one at all). I think many people forget this as they scale their business.
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6 Tips for Better Communication

Engaging and developing close relationships with your employees is pretty straightforward when... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I found the second half of #2 "Recognise" to be very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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5 Reasons I'll Never Work In An Office Again

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The 5 Biggest Teamwork Problems

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What are workplace policies and why do I need them?

Workplace policies give guidance to your employees about what you expect of them and can also state... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
That's a good point Jef, that it is always a good idea for policies to be as straight forward and easy to understand as possible.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I believe that policies help both parties (company & employee). I do believe that they should be concise and in easy to understand terminology. This helps everyone have a common understanding (not just I've read it but am still confused). Also, I would say unless absolutely necessary don't a policy. Making a policy for every small detail goes from creating professional guidelines and workplaces to a confusing and spirit crushing burden for employees.