Why Good Employees Quit

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Why Good Employees Quit

“People work for people – they do not work for businesses”          – Donn Carr This has been my mantra for as along as I can remember. The message is so simple, full of truth and direction, yet it is consistently ignored by human resource departments, managers and owners alike and they.. read more

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Stealing is stealing. And stealing is costly

“Many employees have said “A few pens here, a notepad or two there, a stapler, a ruler, a stamp – who would ever miss these little items should they disappear from the workplace? Pencils, paperclips, and paper – they seem abundant and ready for the taking, right?” Well the truth is, no matter how a.. read more

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Private Sector benefits from 2014/2015 Budget

The 2014 /2015 national budget was presented in July under the theme “Towards Expansion of the Economy”. As part of the presentation, several private sector economic stimuli, toward the expansion of the economy were revealed. They include: Reduction of corporate tax form 30% to 25% over a two year period effective January 2015. Many businesses will.. read more

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Creating A Better Work Environment

I recently read the following quote from an article on LinkedIn. Initially, I loved it and fell for what it said; then almost immediately, I thought of what the average business owner, CEO or manager would be thinking if they read it……. It was inspiring to be part of a group sharing innovative approaches to.. read more

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Health and Wellness at Work

Health and wellness in the workplace is becoming a growing trend around the world and Dominica is no exception. In the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, most of the resources needed to get our bodies rejuvenated after a hard day of work are readily available. We have water in its most natural form and in.. read more

Customer Service

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Customer Service

I recently walked into an auto parts shop and I was forced to contemplate the old cliché ‘the customer is always right.’ I do not subscribe to the cliché because I have borne witness to many a rude customer and I was always so amazed that the individual behind the counter or desk could be.. read more

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Tackling Professionalism in the Workplace

Employees are to be made aware that workforce readiness is more than just hard skills training. Apart from formal qualifications, employers are in the quest for workers who have soft skills; i.e. employees with good attitudes, regular attendance, sound character and are responsible and presentable. All these help define what we can deem as strong.. read more

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Employees The Most Import Asset in a Business

I recently saw a television ad which made me stop and think and which I have not been able to get off my memory.  The tagline of the ad says “Every evening, your most important asset leaves the business and the challenge is to get them back into the business every morning”. If you were.. read more