The big challenge facing small firms
- Secret weapon of staff retention. King, Rachael // Crain's New York Business;08/09/99, Vol. 15 Issue 32, p20
Highlights the strategies of small businesses for staff retention. Need to ask employees directly about the perks they want; On-site yoga classes offered by Organic Online Inc.; `Employee brand' crated by some companies to attract employees; Ways by which small businesses can create a fun work...
- Small cos. must be inventive to keep workers from moving on. Daugherty, Christi // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);05/03/99, Vol. 19 Issue 44, p29
Advises small businesses on how to retain workers. Offer of flexible-time options; Less restrictions on dress codes; Offer of a child-friendly work place; Adoption of a simple version of an individual retirement account.
- Convincing your employees to accept change. Neese, Terry // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);05/07/99, Vol. 46 Issue 19, p41A
Offers advice to small businesses on how to convince their employees to accept change in the workplace. Making employees feel that they are an integral part of the team; Effective communication; Conduct of employee evaluation.
- Starting over. Hoppe, Dennnis // Business Journal (Central New York);03/12/99, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p25
Offers personnel management tips for owners of small businesses. Treatment of employees; Evaluation of employees.
- So this is empowerment? Cronin, Michael P. // Inc.;Jul94, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p96
Presents a graph outlining some of the statistical factors associated with employee empowerment scenarios. Stoppage of work in progress so that employees can fix problems; Replacement of merchandise.
- An alternative to paperwork. Trissler, Rebecca Johns // Crain's Chicago Business;07/12/99, Vol. 22 Issue 28, pSB4
Focuses on the proliferation of professional employer organizations (PEO) to handle human resource management functions at small businesses. Range of human resource-related services handled by PEO; Advantages of PEO services; Cost savings for small business owners.
- Personnel hell. Stodder, Gayle Sato // Entrepreneur;Jan1995, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p57
Focuses on human resources management techniques for small businesses in the United States. Employer-employee relations; Outsourcing of human resources management; Benefits of proper human resources management.
- Smooth moves. // Entrepreneur;Jan1995, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p58
Focuses on personnel management in small businesses in the United States. Tips for announcing planned changes to office policies; Need for office staff's support for changes; Change processes.
- Personnel Practices in Smaller Firms: A Survey and Recommendations. McEvoy, Glenn M. // American Journal of Small Business;Fall83, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p32
An interview survey of 54 businesses with between 25 and 250 employees was carried out in an effort to discover the strengths and weaknesses of current personnel practices in smaller firms. Most firms seemed to do reasonably well in terms of written personnel policies, providing praise and...