Everybody has heard the term but who are stakeholders? Stakeholders seems like one of those “business terms” that everybody throws around, without knowing what the heck they're talking about. Finding a way to define stakeholders isn’t easy because the definition is vague in and of itself. But, let’s try to explore what a stakeholder is, and how it could be affecting you more than you might think. … [Read more...] about Who Are Stakeholders and What They Mean to You
Ask 10 people to describe their favorite cheesecake and you might receive 10 different answers. That should never be the case for describing what makes a good employee. Sure, employers differ on some of the traits that define good employees, but six characteristics separate run-of-the-mill employees from employees that make significant contributions to your business. Dependability Employers should regard employee traits in the same way the federal government regards the food pyramid, except employers, should never change what's inside of the employee traits pyramid. At the base of the good employee, pyramid sits dependability. After all, a bright, hard-working employee that's always late to work diminishes his or her contribution to the team. Highly skilled employees blessed with strong communication skills that no-call, no-show bring absolutely nothing to the table. Employers must recruit dependable employees that show up and show up on time. … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Employee?