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2018 Social Security Wage Base Announced

2018 Social Security Wage Base Announced

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Social Security Wage Base Increases to $128,700 for 2018The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Friday, October 13, 2017, that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,700, which is an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017. As in prior years, there is no limi ...
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How Companies Miss The Boat On Employee Engagement

How Companies Miss The Boat On Employee Engagement

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Why is engaging employees such a challenge for most companies? Heaven knows it’s not for lack of ideas. Spend 30 seconds on the web and you will find lists of 12 or 25 or 49 ways to boost engagement, along with those sad figures about how 70% of workers continue to say they’re unengaged.So let ...
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Top 5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

Top 5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

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Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Oftentimes they’re doing it all -- ordering inventory, responding to customers, managing employees. Marketing their company is the last thing on their mind. And with a smaller budget than large corporations, hiring a PR firm to do the legwork isn ...
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How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

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Telling people what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative feedback ...
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Transforming Your Culture From Good to Great

Transforming Your Culture From Good to Great

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Building a great culture is like building wealth -- ideally, you start early and then keep going. But, what if you realize that your culture needs a lot of work after it's already established?The answer is that you can still make the leap from an average culture to a great one. Here are four ways to ...
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Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Seriously Consider Starting Up in New York

Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Seriously Consider Starting Up in New York

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Between the money and the culture, New York makes a strong case.Despite all the recent news about the toxic environment for women entrepreneurs, especially in Silicon Valley, new research from Dell finds that many of the best cities for women entrepreneurs are in the United States. Indeed, the ...
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6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend On

6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend On

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Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the traditional belief that half fail within a single year of starting, it is still clearly a challenge ...
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3 Ways to Let Remote Members Know They Matter

3 Ways to Let Remote Members Know They Matter

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It's important to find ways to keep employees as part of the team while they're working from afar.If your team is going to be remote either temporarily or permanently, you need to let them know they matter. I manage projects that are all over the state: Sometimes, my team members are operating hu ...
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3 Simple Ways Great Bosses Lead Their Teams

3 Simple Ways Great Bosses Lead Their Teams

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To grow as a leader, your success depends on discovering effective ways to create conversations that enable your team, both individually and collectively.Today's workforce knows fewer borders because working with people from all around the world is the new normal.While you may not deal with countr ...
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New Research Shows What Employees Are Most Unhappy About. Here’s How to Fix It

New Research Shows What Employees Are Most Unhappy About. Here’s How to Fix It

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Top researchers on job satisfaction just issued their 2017 report. The findings, while surprising, are something you can do something about.That's why they call it "work".Complaining about our jobs is just what we humans do; it's as natural as being annoyed by ATM fees.The problem occurs when the ...
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