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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

How to Hang on to Great Talent

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Today’s labor market is the tightest in decades. And with millions of job openings across the nation, companies of all sizes are finding it difficult to attract and hang on to the talent they need. The quest for qualified staff is only expected to intensify going forward, leading experts to predict that business owners will have to ramp up their efforts to retain a solid and reliable workforce.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, sourcing employees, talent acquisition, employee engagement

Want a Great Company Culture? Avoid These Hiring Mistakes

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 18, 2018 11:52:14 AM

A great company culture can resonate through many areas of the organization, creating a collaborative and supportive community that ultimately bolsters the bottom line. A great company culture is what creates words like “synergy” that everyone strives for, but no one truly understands until they’ve seen it in action.

So what’s the secret sauce for creating a great company culture? Getting the right people in the right role within your company and avoiding these common hiring mistakes.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Business Culture, Hiring, sourcing employees, Employee Costs

Does Modern Technology Affect Employee Engagement? You Bet!

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Does Modern Technology Affect Employee Engagement? You Bet!There’s a great deal of research to suggest that employees who feel engaged in the workplace are happier and more dynamic. When you invest in a business culture that promotes loyalty and enthusiasm among the ranks, it can lead to better performance at the organizational level.

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Topics: Hiring, employee, sourcing employees

Why Employees Are Your Greatest Asset

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In business terms, an asset is an advantage, a strength, and something – or someone - that adds value to your enterprise. Typically, the more you invest in an asset, the more you can expect to gain. With that in mind, have you ever stopped to imagine where your business might be without the dedicated people who work with and for you?

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Growth Coach, sourcing employees

Tips for Managing Employees of a Small Business

Posted by Joe Mazur on Sep 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When you started your business, you probably didn’t envision yourself managing the diverse personalities and complex relationships of your employees. But keeping staffers happy and fulfilled — and working toward the same goal — is absolutely essential to the success of your business. And although you may never relish your role of chief human resources, you can establish a culture where respect, a strong work ethic and collaboration are the norm.

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Topics: Small Business, sourcing employees

How Does Our Culture Harness High Productivity?

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When I started Salt Lake City Bookkeeping one of the things I underestimated was the importance of culture in a small business. In this short video I explain why the culture of SLC Bookkeeping is so important to our clients' success and how it helps us remain productive and efficient.

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Topics: Life Work Balance, Business Culture, Growth Coach, sourcing employees

How to Source the Best Employees [Slideshare]

Posted by Austin Walker on Sep 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the US in August was a low 5.1%.  Given the fact that at its peak, it was just over 10%, it's difficult to determine where the bottom might be.  As the need for demand for skilled labor increases, but the size of the workforce decreases, it's important for small businesses to attract, interact, and retain great employees.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Growth, employee, sourcing employees