One of the most difficult tasks of a manager, or a business owner, is dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t cutting it. However, letting poor performance go unchecked has negative consequences. Not only are the people who work with the individual affected, but it also sends a message that you’re not serious about maintaining … Continue reading Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained
The new year is the perfect time to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. You may have plans to improve your health, exercise more frequently, or finally take that trip to Hawaii you’ve been dreaming about forever. For business owners, making New Year’s resolutions can help align and focus their efforts and … Continue reading 5 New Year’s HR resolutions
As HR consultants, we frequently receive questions from business owners, friends and acquaintances about Human Resources. HR is often misunderstood, overlooked and seen as unnecessary. We couldn’t disagree more! Here are 5 examples of when you need HR and what HR can do for your company. 1-You've got 10 employees (or close) When you reach … Continue reading 5 signs you need HR
As the festive season is pretty much upon us, there's one social event that brings most of us with equal amounts of excitement and dread: the office Christmas party. Here are the 10 commandments to follow on the night that should get you through it without being talked about for all the wrong reasons. 1- … Continue reading The 10 commandments of your office Christmas party
Contrary to popular belief, the open office concept didn't come from the 80's and 90's start-up companies of the Silicon Valley. In 1939, Architect Frank Llyod Wright designed the Johnson Wax Headquarters. The office lacked any partition, but rather was divided up by thin white columns, filing cabinets, and oval desks. Johnson Wax Headquarters For … Continue reading Can a great open office concept help you attract and retain employees? (You bet!)
You have hired the newest addition to your great team? Congratulations! The next step in the process is onboarding your new employee.
Whether you are thinking about starting your own business, or you already have your owncompany, you may wonder if you should write a business plan or not.
It is not enough to dream of success. It is not even enough to set goals. The only way to truly achieve your dreams and build the business you’re meant to build is to sit down and just do it. And that’s where many of us…well, fail is a strong word. But it’s the doing … Continue reading 5 productivity tips to make the most of your time
Please note we are not lawyers. This post is not a substitute for legal advice. As Legalese is not our style, we are going to do our best to simplify the concept of "consideration". In the workplace, consideration happens when an employer modifies its employees' existing work contract by introducing new conditions. In Canada, a … Continue reading Consideration, please!
If you have ever looked at other entrepreneurs and wondered how they manage to get it all done, the answer might surprise you. They have good systems. It’s true. The most productive people all have one thing in common: they don’t reinvent the wheel every day…just like us at Skyscape Business Management Consulting. Instead, they … Continue reading Systemizing your business