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Building a Well-Oiled Team is Hard...5 Steps You Can Take to Foster Teamwork

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As business owners and leaders, you want to have a well-oiled team. One that collaborates, works well together, has the company’s and each other’s best interest at heart. When you give the team an overview of a project, you expect that the project will be done well, on time, and on budget, with little oversight from you. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Teams like that take time to develop. Your team can get there, too, but it will require you to foster the relationships that create this atmos…

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Things A Business Owner Needs to Know About Creating a Successful Team

Things A Business Owner Needs to Know About Creating a Successful Team

As a business owner there comes a time when you need to expand your team. You’ve reached a point where the company’s continued growth, and possibly your sanity, will depend on it. It’s an exciting time as you see the goals you’ve set being realized, yet knowing you cannot do it alone. You need help. What does that look like for your growing business, and how do you achieve it? Here are a few things to consider as you grow a team.

Your First Step – Get Legal Advice

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5 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your In-House and Virtual Workforce

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your In-House and Virtual Workforce

Building a thriving business and growing your staff excites most business owners. Gathering a group of the best individuals that are reaching goals and taking names - it’s a great feeling! We have a tendency to think that other people communicate just like we do. In fact, the opposite is true - each person acts and communicates differently based on a variety of factors. 

Now that you have a growing team made up of in-house and/or virtual professionals, how will you ensure that everyone stays on…

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Why I Built Let’s Build Talent and Achieve VA

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Virtual assistants have a variety of options when it comes to working their businesses. In most cases, you would be a contract employee to your clients, and you would likely work virtually. You could be a one-woman (or man) show, or alternatively, could work with other VAs who are subcontractors for your business. But did you know that the virtual world has its own staffing companies? Yes, it’s true! As a VA, you could opt to work with a Virtual Assistant agency.  

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How Providing Mentoring Programs Will Help to Retain Employees

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It is not enough to simply find and hire great employees in today’s business environment. Let’s face it though, that is not an easy task to begin with. So, once you find qualified individuals, you want to keep them. To do so, you need to provide a working environment where your team feels valued and satisfied with their job. One way to do this is through a mentorship program. Today we are going to look at why and how these mentorships can benefit your company’s employee retention.

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Onboarding: An Employer’s Chance to Make a Great First Impression

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You’ve heard the expression, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Well, onboarding is your company’s chance with a new employee. Onboarding sets your new hire up for success and creates an overall experience (i.e. impression) that can lead to a happy and dedicated employee for years to come. Let’s face it, when you’ve invested time and resources in the hiring process, you want to keep them around. By establishing a thorough onboarding process, you will be well on your way to dev…

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Now is the Time to Develop Your Hiring Strategy for 2021 and Beyond

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The COVID-19 pandemic is, we hope, coming to a point where we can start moving towards “normal.” It is clear that “normal” is going to be different than it was pre-pandemic, but we can get back to business. With that in mind, it is time to look at your business and decide what your hiring strategy needs to look like. Will you have a full staff returning to your offices? Or will they continue to work remotely? Maybe it will be a hybrid version of the two? With that, staffing needs are likely to…

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