Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Managing Your Business While on Vacation

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This article was written by guest author, Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, retired banker providing free financial counsel.  You may think that you can’t take a vacation while running your own small business.  Surveys suggest that 49 percent of owners take fewer than three days away during the holiday season — other studies suggest 50 percent never even take time off — but you actually can. In fact, you’ll be doing yourself a favor. If you’re not in the position to entirely close up shop for a duration of time (especially if you have several employees), here’s what you…

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Don’t Let Summer Days Drift Away!

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Summer is in full stride, and while it’s easy to enjoy the sunny skies, it is even easier for employees to lose their focus. This is the best time to break out some tactics to help keep your employees on task. Consider these five great ways to keep your employees engaged during the summertime. 1.   Vacation One of the best ways to keep your employees engaged while they are at work is to encourage them to make the most of their allocated vacation time. Some employees may feel as though they will be looked down upon or replaced if they…

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Should Your Business Consider Unlimited PTO?

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Summer is here, which means peak vacation season – surf’s up!  Increasingly, companies are offering unlimited PTO to their employees, but is it right for YOUR business? The answer is dependent on your company strategy, culture, and the make-up of your workforce. Unlimited PTO is generally a better fit for knowledge-based workers (those who develop or use knowledge for a living, and include positions in marketing, programming, research, policy, compliance, writing, etc.) and project-focused employees.  It generally doesn’t work as well with hourly-paid employees, line positions within manufacturing, customer-facing and customer service-related roles.  If your staff is comprised primarily of…

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