The Outsourced Services That Every Startup Needs to Grow

Once you’ve made the big decision to start up your own business, it’s time to get your hands dirty and actually put your plan into action. However, as daunting as it is, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is the choice between hiring a new member of staff and recruiting the services of an outsourcing company.

Every business owner has been there before, trying to weigh up the pros and cons of hiring someone new to their workforce versus hiring a third-party to do the job for them. On one hand, hiring a new member of staff means that you’ll be able to grow and nourish a new staff member, train them to fit your exact needs and help them grow their career. It’s a much safer long-term investment despite the costs involved.
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Non-Graduates – You Can Still Learn Your Way To The Top

While having a tertiary education is more important today than it ever has been, it doesn’t mean those without degrees cannot achieve success. In fact, take a look around at some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, and there is barely a university degree between them.

However, that doesn’t mean that you can get by without learning. And you can bet your bottom dollar that every single one of those successful entrepreneurs made sure that educating themselves was always at the top of their priority lists. Continue reading

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Sales Whizz? Here Are The Jobs For You!

If you’ve got a knack for selling, chances are you probably know it. Some people are simply born with the knack to be able to sell anything to another person, no matter how hard it may seem. After all, we’ve all heard the variants of the phrase ‘he/she could sell ice to an Eskimo.’

If you can push an item or a service in a situation that others would deem impossible, chances are you’ve probably got quite the knack for selling. In of your career prospects, this can be a huge advantage. Business relies very heavily on sales, and on people’s ability to sell to a target market even in a difficult environment. Does this sound like something you could do? Continue reading

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Your Bags Are Packed, What Else Do You Need To Move For Work?

Have you been offered a job? Or perhaps you’re already employed and your boss has spotted just the kind of position and opportunity you’ve been waiting to take. The only issue is that the job is overseas. For most people, while a big decision, that’s the kind of chance that can’t be missed.

We all want to see more of the world and being able to do while being paid is a blessing. But it’s a blessing that can bring with it a few real challenges if you’re not prepared for it.

Make sure you’re ready

The logistics side of relocating for a job is the part of the move that most people will anticipate. However, it doesn’t hurt to ensure that you’re extra prepared. Make sure you’ve done thorough research not just on the job but on the kind of area you’re expected to move to. Inform yourself as much on what it will be like there so you’re not caught off guard by the new living situation. Continue reading

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3 Jobs For Those Who Like To Help Others

A job is much more enjoyable and worthwhile if you are able to get some kind of rewarding feeling from it. In fact, the more rewarding the work is, the more likely you are to want to stay there for longer. It can be difficult sourcing such a job, however, and more often than not people find themselves stuck in work which does not speak to them in any meaningful way.

If you want a change, and you would like a job where you are able to help people, then look no further. Let’s take a look at the best jobs for those who like to help in some way or another.

Counselor

If you think you might have a knack with helping people with their problems, then becoming a counsellor might be the way to go. Counsellors come from all sorts of backgrounds, and there are many ways to get there too. If you think this might be the job for you, you should look into getting the right kind of qualification for it. Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Reduce Staff Turnover and Recruitment Costs

Recruiting and training employees can be a big drain on your business, especially if you’re experiencing a high staff turnover rate. If your staff are dropping like flies and you’re constantly in search of new workers, something isn’t right. Save yourself time, effort and money and get it right the first time around. Here’s how you can go about it.

Have a Rigorous Selection and Interview Process

The interview process allows you to get to know candidates. What are their skills and experiences, have they worked in other roles (either paid or voluntary) which make them a good fit for the position you’re offering? Taking a look into employment history can be a clue, large gaps (or periods of unemployment) may suggest they won’t be reliable in the future. Of course every situation is different, but finding out more is something you’re able to do in the selection and interview stage. No one can predict the future, and the most promising looking candidate might quit after a short time. But spending time carefully selecting can help to minimize risk. Ask for references and follow up on these, and specify explicitly in the job advert what the role entails. Don’t sensationalise the position or make it sound like it’s something it’s not. This prevents people from leaving due to their expectations not being met or the job being different to what they thought.

Reduce Unpleasantness Between Staff Members

Employees working well together is so important for your business Any cases of bullying or workplace harassment should be dealt with quickly and efficiently, ensuring that all rules and laws are followed. Bitchiness and other disagreements at work are likely to lead to a high staff turnover rate, so getting to the bottom of any unpleasantness should be high on your agenda if you believe this is going on.

To improve trust and communication between your staff, team building activities or social gatherings could be a good way to go.

They allow everyone to get to know each other better and could boost productivity in the office. Friendly employees with a good track record of working well in a team could be something to look for when you’re recruiting.

Set Up a Good Office Space

A nice office can play a huge role in employee satisfaction. A space that’s dingy, cramped with out of date equipment can be a source of unhappiness and frustration for workers. A deep clean and re-decoration using light, neutral colors can help to make the most of the space.

Update furniture and equipment, ergonomically designed desks and chairs contribute to reducing strain and other injuries. Fast computers can prevent a lot of frustration due to lagging or crashing. Even changing up the window treatments to let more natural light in can make all the difference.

Do some research into the psychology behind office spaces if you’re planning a refurb.

Have you ever experienced a high staff turnover rate? What did you do to address the problem?

This post has been contributed by Ryan Gatt, it may contain affiliate links.

 

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All You Need To Know About Becoming A Freelance Accountant

Many people think that a freelance writer is the only freelance career out there. However, there are plenty of other freelance careers you can start. Today, we’re looking at one of the most popular, a freelance accountant. Below, you’ll see all the things you need to know to get started:

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Get Certified

Certification is always a good way to draw clients in and make you seem more professional. The main thing you should do is pass the Certified Public Accountants exam to become a CPA.

You can then stick the accreditation on your website and brag about it to everyone. It gives you credibility and allows you to work in various financial areas. People will feel more confident when hiring you, and you’ll also ensure that you can legally work in the financial sector. Continue reading

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