My oldest son and I have a tradition of playing games together that goes back to before he was born (seriously). A few years ago, while playing one of our favorite role-playing video games, we decided to make new characters to play in the virtual world. Once finished, I looked at his character only to find that he made the skin color of his hero white, while mine was brown skinned. I asked him why he made the character white.
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Why fight over shoes? If you have worked with young black boys at any time in your life, chances are you have heard of, witnessed, or broken up a fight that started with something as simple as someone stepping on the shoes of another boy. Seems ridiculous. These instances often leave the general public wondering what happened to escalate such a simple breach of etiquette into an exchange of fist or worse.
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Promotion, the corporate carrot.
It is one of the best ways to keep a great employee engaged when the circumstances of their position are less than favorable.
But what about the the small business that can’t provide a new job to entice loyalty and production? I already covered the first tip, so here’s the second tip of three to increase engagement without promotions.
Remove the Veil
I found that one of the best ways to keep an employee engaged is to show them how their work impacts the business.
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Justice is supposed to bring balance, give back what’s lost. Unfortunately, we can’t restore the lives stolen away too soon. Not civilians, not police. No matter the outcome of investigations, protest, and rallies, the dead will remain just that, dead.
So we, the survivors, must find a way to learn from the tragedies of the past and make sure that we don’t repeat the same mistakes.
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Promotion, the corporate carrot. It is one of the best ways to keep a great employee engaged when the circumstances of their position are less than favorable. But what about the small business that can’t provide a new job to entice loyalty and production? Here is the first tip of three to increase engagement without promotions.
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The term Golden handcuffs came about in the 1970’s. It was a phrase that described the reason a highly paid employee committed to a company. In present terms, this has grown to encompass all employees. Stock options, 401k matching, vesting, are all examples of ways that corporate America has tried to entice employees to stay. Well, what about small businesses? Here are three tips to create Golden handcuffs for your small business if you can’t compete with large corporations on compensation or benefits.
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Every business, small or large, struggles with finding the best employee for the job. Small businesses have the added challenge of tackling this issue with a smaller budget and less personnel to handle the task. So how do you do it? Here are three tips that make it easier to find that perfect employee!
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Years ago I realized that my talent was in writing, not in art. My writing started as an extension of my drawings. While I’ve been honing my skill in prose and narrative, I have not done the same with graphic design and drawing. I need an artist that can fully recognize the potential in the art that created the 2 Kingdoms Universe. If you know anyone, send them my way. This site needs some artwork! It’s naked!