Managers, executives and owners often want to work around the overtime laws, so they classify employees as exempt without making more than a cursory effort to determine if the job duties really require an exemption. This is simply a huge mistake with the potential to cost...
The 2014 ESA of Virginia (ESA-VA) Conference, held Oct. 14-15 in Richmond, Va., is quickly approaching. Make plans to attend and register today!
Change is never easy, but as your business gets bigger, you'll have to deal with some growing pains. New customers, new spaces, new employees: amongst the flurry of change, it can be too easy to lose hold of what made your business, your business. And that's a shame, because...
As a manager, you will find that people can work with you, for you or against you — and the way you manage them determines this. Every manager must ask themselves every day: Why would my staff want to work for me? Have...
"Engaged employees are happy employees," someone recently had the misfortune of saying in front of me at a meeting. Why does this seemingly harmless statement make my ears ring and my mouth twitch? Because it's not true.
Marketing is a large part of maintaining a successful business, but let's face it: Consumers can quickly get tired of plucking your business fliers off their windshields. Fortunately, there are better ways to promote your services in the community. Here are three tips for...
Here are some helpful recruiting reminders to increase your exposure to top candidates. Post jobs to niche sites like Security Industry Recruiting Center to attract highly qualified professionals. Upgrade job listings to ensure they appear near the top of search results...
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