Category: Industry Resources
Summer is an excruciatingly slow time of year for many businesses – but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re currently experiencing the dreaded summer slump, I’ve got some suggestions. Like, thirteen of ’em. Now go forth and drum up some new business.
Losing Workers to Alberta’s Oil Patch? Eight Obvious, Possibly-Wacky and Workable Retention Strategies.
When managers, engineers and skilled professionals can make double their salaries in Alberta’s oil patch or small towns in Saskatchewan —
for example, recent Payscale data reports that a Senior Estimator can make 55% more working in Saskatchewan
— we’re going to have to get really creative and outright invest in ways to keep them.
With that in mind, here are eight retention strategies for companies like yours who have to compete with industries that can pay your workers double what they’ll earn in urban centres.
Some of them might be obvious. Some of them might be crazy or inappropriate.
Some of them just might work.
You wouldn’t think it, but “He has contributed with his convivial way to improving the working atmosphere” actually means “He has alcohol problems”.
At least it does in Germany.
It’s a code. In Germany, employers are legally obliged to provide a positive, written reference for every employee. In fact, if an employer does not give you a good … Read More »
Yep, it’s that time. The last day of May…
…so I’ve got a round-up for you of some of the most interesting
Finance/Accounting articles I’ve seen this month.
(+ a link to a clever cartoon about Accounting Superheroes from
The New Yorker).
Thought you might find them informative (and entertaining!)
so here they are…
Forget About Learning to Code — To Get Rich in Tech, Become … Read More »
In sales? Then you’ve got to know these shocking statistics (and more): 80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact…but 48% of sales people never follow up beyond the first contact.