Featured #1

Probation Meetings – HR Tactics for New Employee Success

Hiring employees is expensive. So it’s important to use tactics that will help insure success of new workers. That calls for probation meetings. Here are five proven tactics.






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Featured #2

Thank You Notes Are Vital After Job Interviews – 12 Best Tips

There’s a common thread among people who win jobs after they interview with decision-makers. Winning applicants promptly send well-written thank you notes. Not to belabor the point but as a Seattle business consultant, it’s shocking to see the vast majority of job applicants... [Read more...]

Featured #3

How to Rock Your Human Resources with Employee Referrals

Admittedly, there’s a myriad of ways to recruit great employees. But no recruitment option surpasses a well-executed, strategic employee-referral program. If you pay a headhunter for management talent, it will cost your company thousands of dollars. If you’re hiring... [Read more...]

Featured #4

How Marketing Makes Corporate Social Responsibility Profitable

Social responsibility leads to a good return on investment (ROI) if marketing is implemented properly, according to research. “A lot of firms question the benefit of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, because they are often viewed as more of a cost,”... [Read more...]

Featured #5

Overtime Pay Rule: Negative Impact on Businesses, Workers

May 18, 2016 – Talk about unintended consequences on the middle class, the Obama Administration’s regulation requiring overtime pay for 4.2 million workers will result in massive negative hardships for most employers and their workers. When the U.S. Department’s... [Read more...]

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Strategies If You Want to Become an Angel Investor

To get a good return on your investment as an angel investor, you must be aware of a couple of things. You must know yourself – what works for you. You must also accurately evaluate your opportunities before investing. In other words, you must have a strategy yourself... [Read more...]

Planning

How to Grow Your Business by Private Labeling

Many businesses are growing their businesses by taking advantage of growth opportunities in private labeling. It can be positive revenue-wise for the supplier as well as the retailer. Here the basics if you want to profit by private labeling.











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Marketing / Sales

How Marketing Makes Corporate Social Responsibility Profitable

Social responsibility leads to a good return on investment (ROI) if marketing is implemented properly, according to research.











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Wall Street

Data Warns Investors: Look for Firms Strong in HR Training

Investors beware: Investment outcomes – such as return on equity, return on investment and profit margins – are much bigger with most companies that have solid human resources and training policies.











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Operations

Best Practices to Make Apologies in Business Relationships

An apology should be an effective tool to sustain or rebuild a business relationship. However, sometimes apologizes don’t work to improve damaged relationships. Here’s how to make apologies in business.











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Finance

Strategies If You Want to Become an Angel Investor

To get a good return on your investment as an angel investor, you must be aware of a couple of things. You must know yourself – what works for you. You must also accurately evaluate your opportunities before investing.











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Human Resources

Probation Meetings – HR Tactics for New Employee Success

Hiring employees is expensive. So it’s important to use tactics that will help insure success of new workers. That calls for probation meetings. Here are five proven tactics.











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Tech

4 Tips to Fine-Tune Strategies to Win in Digital Economy

To win, you must become adept in the interactive process inherent in the digital economy. Everything depends on your ability to rapidly make decisions – to protect your turf and grow your business for a competitive advantage.











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Public Policy

Overtime Pay Rule: Negative Impact on Businesses, Workers

Talk about unintended consequences on the middle class, the Obama Administration’s regulation requiring overtime pay for 4.2 million workers will result in massive negative hardships for most employers and their workers.











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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.