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As an entrepreneurial company grows and adds layers of management, it can and should consider policies that address work and family issues or risk inconsistency across departments, writes the founder of a human-resources services firm.
As your business grows, plan a method for recruiting and hiring the very best people you can find. It will be important to hire the right top managers and let these managers recruit and hire the staff.
If you have decided an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is worth investigating, there are several steps to take to implement a plan. This article outlines the process including valuation, funding, finding a lawyer and trustee, and more.
This instructional document provides a succinct explanation of how to conduct proper board minutes. This document stresses, for example, that board minutes are legal documents that show an organization's compliance with its required functions.
This Web site features a series of sample resolutions that company board secretaries can use in forming their official board minutes. Sample resolution language ranges from ratifying boards of directors actions to issuing an option to purchase shares in the company.
This article, written by Jeff Dennis, a serial entrepreneur, outlines for entrepreneurs a set of best practices on considering, selecting, and utilizing a board of advisers.
The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.
In research conducted by the Gallup organization with more than eight million subjects, employees are more likely to stay with the organization, have more engaged customers, and will be more productive if they have ties of friendship to others in the organization--especially their bosses. An exemplary boss is one who gets to know employees on an individual basis, tailoring their management to the individual.
Attracting, identifying, training and retaining leadership talent is key to a high-performance organization. With globalization, leading is much more complex process than simple project management. Different situations will require different leadership styles, a compelling vision, and the ability to reason in the face of ambiguity.
Mentoring is a valuable developmental process that generates relationships of trust, growth, and more focused performance. Brad Feld reflects on the mentoring relationships that have helped him to shape his professional career and the success of his ventures.
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