Daily headlines are filled with companies dealing with crisis. Is your company prepared? Unlike Fortune 500 firms, smaller companies are often unprepared and usually do not have a crisis plan in place. They believe it will never happen to them. But what if it does?
To understand software development, you have to understand how the language of software is used by a computer. While it is very easy to gloss over the following distinctions as all being part of "coding," the reality is the distinctions among a compiled program, a script, and a Java app manifest themselves constantly in any organization building or modifying of applications.
Finding, choosing, and keeping the best talent available pays dividends in both the short and long term for an organization. A robust recruitment and selection process, intelligently administered, will invite the best and brightest into the company.
Building an organization's team is done through the hiring process. But before the hiring process, the organization needs to analyze the job they are hiring for.
The first step toward making a change or improvement is to set a goal—a target that defines the outcome and provides direction. While setting goals is relatively easy, actually achieving them can be a challenge. Many of us have come across an old list of goals or resolutions—made with the best of intentions—only to find that none of them were ever accomplished.
Exit surveys have the same goals as exit interviews. Surveys also contain a list of questions surrounding the employee's time with the organization, focusing on the termination of employment.
One question to consider before recruiting new employees is: What roles are best suited for remote work? Jobs that can be done from another location besides the organization's physical space lend themselves to working remotely. This includes jobs that use technology, do not require manual assembly or production of any sort, and do not have tasks that require on-site presence or face-to-face interaction with customers.
Whether you're planning on buying your favorite neighborhood laundromat or expanding your network of Krispy Kreme donut franchises, you're probably going to need some type of business financing. If purchasing a business, you will likely need acquisition financing, but beyond that, you'll need readily available capital so you can invest in inventory, facilities, marketing, and staffing to ensure a profitable and growing business.
An increasing number of companies are choosing to work remotely. This trend is not coming to an end any time soon, and that is not just because many employees prefer it. In fact, having a fully remote workforce has many benefits, to employees, managers, and the organization as a whole.
Developing a pricing strategy can be a complex process that requires a balance between competitive pricing and turning a profit. And, there's a good chance your pricing strategy will change over time.
For niche markets, prices are typically higher than larger markets due to the lack of competition and the specialization of the product or service.