July 19, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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The Monday Motivator!
34th edition of The Monday Management. Topic is about
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Use Barter To Inexpensively Boost
Employee attitudes (not cash flow or technology) most affect a
company's competitiveness, reports the Stanford Business School
Magazine. It is not always possible to give top performers a
monetary raise. But you can show each one you value their
contribution by creating a variety of low-cost, high impact rewards.
The following examples may be a springboard to further ideas …
√ Take your employee to lunch at one of the restaurants in
your trade exchange. Or obtain scrip, to give them a dinner for two.
√ Award a one-month, half-year or yearly health-club membership
through your exchange.
√ Give flowers or a balloon bouquet.
√ Provide a monthly premium parking space.
to do the employee’s least desirable work task for a day.
Give a gift certificate (scrip) from a jewelry or other fine
retailer from your trade exchange.
√ Send a thank-you letter
or e-mail card to the deserving employee.
√ Give a gift
certificate for a massage, or day at a local spa through your
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How To Motivate Part-Time Employees
Here are some
proven methods for motivating and retaining part-time employees:
Orient them properly. Take 15 minutes to describe job
duties and go over the basic rules.
a mentor. The part-time worker will feel more like part
of the team, and the mentor will feel good about the added
up the workload. Don't overload your part-time workers
with grunt tasks only because it's demoralizing.
Eliminate any hard feelings between part-timers and full-timers.
Make sure full-time employees know their jobs are not being
Offer flexible hours. By allowing flexible work hours,
you'll retain your part-timers longer, eliminating the need for
Offer financial incentives. Set up a bonus plan for
part-time workers, based on company revenues. Give them a reason
to get excited about their jobs.
higher wages than standard. It will prevent competitors
from raiding your part-timers, thus forcing you to hire new
Highly Mobile Population Perceives Workplace As "New" Family
Our highly mobile population is causing the traditional
relationships — family, alumni from high school or college, church
members, and friends — to atrophy. And this large void leaves the
workplace to become the new family or social group. It's the perfect
environment and opportunity to build a sense of mission, as long as
communication and a clear direction are provided. Take advantage of
a newfound desire for expression and creativity by your employees.
This can be accomplished by making sure everyone in your workplace
feels they’re a vital part of your company's destiny. Use special
promotion and advertising programs to rev up sales. And be sure to
consult with your trade exchange when devising such programs, so you
can write checks against your inventory rather than your bank
How To Get More Sales In
Our street-smart restaurant
marketing report shows proven ways to rapidly boost your
restaurant's sales & profits.
Retirement Requires Addressing NOW!
Fact: You may live as many years in retirement as you’ve spent
Consider: A Merrill Lynch study revealed that outside the equity
in a home, the average financial assets of those in the 45 to 54 age
bracket totaled a mere $6,300.
Given the startling fact that
many Americans are now living nearly as long in retirement as
they've worked, means one thing. You'd better have something put
away for the day you're no longer working.
In other words,
would your pension, home equity, savings and future savings cover
you if indeed you live for 25 or 35 years after you retire?
people have the wherewithal to set up a serious savings or
investment program, but they simply don't want to make the effort.
It's like getting a physical each year from the doctor — we manage
to find reasons why we needn't get around to it.
business owner who's a member of an exchange, one way to start (or
increase) putting additional dollars away for retirement is to focus
more effort on paying expenses with trade dollars.
outlay saved may then be invested for the most productive return
available. The sooner you get started, the sooner you'll be prepared
The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
There are many forms of secondary
capital — which can be defined as any financial instrument that
measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like
to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?
We have 70 free, informative and
inspiring, articles for you in our "Secondary Capital Section."
Check it out...
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