Have you been watching the emerging trends in the world of entrepreneurship? The demographics making up the American workforce are changing dramatically. Millennials, particularly those in their early- to mid-20s, are now the largest age cohort, surpassing Baby Boomers for the first time. Continue reading
Category Archives: Employees
The Right Tool for the Right Job
Equipping staff with the right tools to perform their best improves morale and reduces turnover.
Properly equipped employees are happier and more likely to stay on board, making your company more competitive and increasing your bottom line. Continue reading
Why The Phone Is More Important to Business Success Than Ever
Having a business phone has long been a necessity. However, today it is more important than ever. Because of smart phones and the impulsive nature of today’s consumer, having telephones that are manned by competent staff members is critical to your success. Continue reading
Is a Flexible Workplace the Right Fit for Your Company?
Is your business going through a growth spurt? Adding new employees can be difficult, even for seasoned organizations. Beyond identifying the responsibilities of the new employee, there’s also the complexity of the hiring process. New hires can bring about infrastructure and logistical challenges for small and medium sized businesses. For example, will the employee need to be locally based, is there space in the current office to house additional workers, and what hours will the new employee work? Continue reading
The Future of The Small Business Workforce
Recent reports on the future of the small business workforce detail changes that have already begun for many businesses. These changes involve a shift away from traditional workplaces where everyone is in the same building and towards a collaboration of co-workers who telecommute from a variety of places at different times. This shift means change for both employees and employers. Continue reading
5 Actionable Ways Collaborative Efforts Can Be Made Easier
Team work is essential to the success of any business. If you are just starting out, your team may comprise of you and a few mentors or trusted friends. If your business is more developed, it may be a team of professionals you have handpicked. Whatever the makeup of your team, certain tools can make collaborative efforts infinitely easier. Continue reading
Setting Up A Small Business Without A Real Location
What? You may be scratching your head about the idea of setting up a small business without a real location but the reality is that many small businesses do not have an actual office these days. Technology has made it so that you can easily run a business without having to invest in a commercial space and all the extras involved in maintaining a locale. For some businesses, running a small local company takes little more than a cell phone and a truck. However, even if you are going for a more professional business, you can still create one without the bricks and mortar location and your customers will never know the difference. Continue reading
Is Technology Helping Productivity?
Is technology helping our productivity? Well, it all depends. According to studies, while having more technology may initially boost productivity, too much can be a hindrance. Technology alone will not make an organization more effective. Continue reading
The Powerful Mix of Collaboration and Cloud Services
Workplace collaboration has many benefits. With the addition of cloud-based services, such as Halloo’s business phone system, your company will realize even more rewards. What can a collaborative workplace do for you? Continue reading
The Business Benefits of Gratitude
Gratitude is powerful. Individuals who express gratitude tend to be more optimistic, experience better health, and even have longer life spans. Gratitude, as defined by Meriam-Webster, is a “feeling of appreciation or thanks.” Gratitude tends to benefit all parties involved too! For example, according to Dr. Charles D. Kerns, the expression of gratitude in the workplace can impact job satisfaction, loyalty, and organizational citizenship while reducing employee turnover and increasing profitability and productivity. Continue reading