Number of Leaders Expecting Exponential Growth Increases Year Over Year Express Employment Professionals recently released new poll results revealing business leaders’ business performance predictions for 2017. Employers were asked, “What are your business performance predictions for 2017?” Of 133 respondents, 58 percent said, “We will see moderate growth.” Another 21 percent predict “exponential growth,” while […]
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To start the new year on an optimistic note, check out this recent article from The Washington Post that uses research conducted by OppenheimerFunds to take “a by-the-numbers look at our increasing productive world.” “Throughout the year, OppenheimerFunds conducted first-of-its-kind biometric research to demonstrate how optimism can benefit investors in the long term, and to […]
Job experience and education are only part of the equation when finding the perfect new employee. Most hiring managers can attest to situations where an applicant looked perfect on paper, but the hire didn’t stick due to a disconnect in the soft skills needed to perform the job. According to the American Society of Training […]
The business world is changing faster than ever before, and the emergence of new technologies like nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are blurring the lines of present and future even more. Digital technology is transforming the face of business, and 2016 brought notable changes to how businesses are connecting, selling and adapting to the […]
How effective is networking if it isn’t face to face? Check out the infographic below from GreatBusinessSchools.org, an online resource and information guide for students considering attending business school, for some great insight into the numbers behind networking.
With the holidays fast approaching, most companies have already planned to thank their employees with monetary bonuses or gifts, but a successful business must remember to thank another key player—the customer. So how important is customer appreciation? As it turns out, it’s vital. According to a study by the Rockefeller Group, 82 percent of customers […]
The year is quickly coming to a close, and now it’s time to look back at 2016 as we continue to prepare for 2017. In our December 2015 poll, we asked our readers about their business performance predictions for 2016, and 50% said they expected to see moderate growth, followed by 19% saying their business […]
Integrity. Enthusiasm. Commitment. What qualities do you believe the worlds most influential business leaders possess? Check out this infographic from BD Ventures, an online marketing consulting company, for some great insight into the six most indispensable qualities of great leaders.
We’re heading into the final stretch of 2016, and for many workplaces, that means it’s time for annual employee reviews. In October, we asked our readers if they believe annual reviews are still relevant, and according to the results, 53% say reviews are relevant—but they should be ongoing throughout the year. Another 17% believe formal, […]
The best companies know their greatest assets do not lie in fiduciary capitol or gross margin dollars. The greatest assets are their employees. Keeping their employees happy and engaged is what the most successful business do. According to an Aberdeen Group study, 60% of top organizations say employee recognition is extremely valuable in encouraging individual performance. […]