Posts by Ben Peterson

  • employee retention

    We all know so many reasons why employee retention is important. Your employees already know the ins and outs of your company, your history, where to find information they need, what your company is all about, how to do their jobs. The list could go on and on. Each time an employee leaves, your company pays a price. And it’s a steep one—it’s been estimated that replacing an employee can cost your company up to that employee’s yearly salary. So, wouldn’t it be nice if we knew…

  • You have done the hard work and successfully brought a candidate through the finish line. Now they are a new hire and it’s their first week in the office. Guess what? Your job does not end here — you should make sure that you speak with the hiring manager and come up with a successful onboarding strategy together. You want a hire who quickly ingrates in the team instead of quitting two months in because of poor process and onboarding failure. Here is your shortcut to what…

  • Why do SMBs spend thousands of dollars in time, effort, and cash to hire a great person, only to see their new hire jump ship within 6 months? I’ll tell you why: because we SMBs are busy doing other important ‘stuff’! Priorities around sales, marketing and cash flow already suck up all our time. Should I push out the next release on time, get the monthly financials done and respond to that customer inquiry? Or do I have to worry about whether or not the new hire has…

  • Lately, it seems like everyone wants to work for one of the big guys. Google and Apple and all those other places that are known for their trendy offices, free…