You’re Fired! If Only It Were That Easy ?Avoiding An Unfair Dismissal Trial?

By , February 26, 2018 1:11 pm

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I think I speak for all managers around the country when I say that we have all, in our darker moments, fantasized about mimicking Sir Alan Sugar’s catchphrase on ‘The Apprentice?and telling an employee in no uncertain terms that they need to clear their desk and leave: “You’re fired!?Nice as it is to be able to pretend it would be this easy to get rid of that typist who spends more time on the phone to friends than doing their job, or the office manager who pulls a sickie …

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I think I speak for all managers around the country when I say that we have all, in our darker moments, fantasized about mimicking Sir Alan Sugar’s catchphrase on ‘The Apprentice?and telling an employee in no uncertain terms that they need to clear their desk and leave: “You’re fired!?Nice as it is to be able to pretend it would be this easy to get rid of that typist who spends more time on the phone to friends than doing their job, or the office manager who pulls a sickie every week, the truth is that simply firing your staff in this unceremonious manner will lead to all the ‘pleasures?of an ‘unfair dismissal?lawsuit.

So how should we go about getting rid of staff who are bad for the company? There’s a procedure you have to follow to ensure that your back is covered should the disgruntled sacked employee be feeling litigious and looking to call wrongful dismissal.

The first step towards this is ensuring that you have a clear set of rules and regulations. Afterall, if something is against the rules, but you’ve never actually explained it to your employees, then how are they supposed to know they are breaking them? At this point, you also need to be very clear of the consequences if such rules are broken.

There are two levels of misconduct you need to make provisions against: general and gross. Due to the different levels of seriousness, you need to make clear the action you would take in each circumstance:

General Misconduct

These are minor offenses or one-offs that would not result in serious repercussions for your business if occurring. The sort of thing that falls into this category should be: lateness, personal calls on the company telephone or under performance.

Gross Misconduct

This type of offense is for serious offenses which could damage the company, including acts of physical violence, drug or alcohol abuse, vandalism of company property, serious breaches of health and safety regulations, theft, fraud, harassment, discrimination or serious negligence. Additionally, the behavior listed in general misconduct could accumulate into gross misconduct if persistent while ignoring staff warnings.

So how do you go about ditching the troublesome staff? As I mentioned before there are procedures and you can’t just go and make an example out of someone on the spot ?well you can, but the chances are they’ll be entitled to make an example out of you in the courts with a ‘wrongful dismissal?lawsuit! Here’s how it’s done to avoid litigation:

1) If and when you become dissatisfied with the employee, tell them in writing.

2) Meet up with the employee and discuss the issue, trying to find a way in which the problems can be resolved. If possible, resolve the problem informally: You might consider training, or more supervision. Tell the employee the improvements you expect, and when their progress will be reviewed.

3) If an informal solution isn’t possible, take formal action ?first a written warning, and then a final written warning. These must explain the nature of the problem, what you expect to improve and the consequences if they fail to meet your standards. Explain they have the right to appeal against your decision and give them opportunity to explain themselves.

4) If they accept their right of appeal, arrange a meeting and hear their case. Tell the employee your decision.

5) If the employee fails to meet your requirements, you may dismiss them or offer them a different job. Once again you need to follow procedure: a written dismissal, meet with the employee and give them the opportunity for appeal.

It may seem like a lot of hassle, but in the long run it’s better for employers to be able to resolve problems with their staff internally anyway. If you give your employees notice and they improve their ways, not only are you avoiding an unfair dismissal case against you, you are saving the costs and time involved in looking to hire a replacement for the sacked employee. Keep this procedure in mind, and avoid the Alan Sugar fantasies and the whole legal minefield that inevitably follows!

You’ve Built Your Business – How Do You Advertise When The Cash Is Low

By , February 21, 2018 8:06 pm

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Starting a business any business can be fun, exciting, and if your not careful can definitely empty your pockets in record breaking time. If you have the resources to develop a successful brick and mortar operation chances are you have professionals on board who can help you manage the operational aspects of your business even if you don’t have the experience.

Getting started with a business that is online doesn’t require the huge cash outlay required of traditional brick …

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Starting a business any business can be fun, exciting, and if your not careful can definitely empty your pockets in record breaking time. If you have the resources to develop a successful brick and mortar operation chances are you have professionals on board who can help you manage the operational aspects of your business even if you don’t have the experience.

Getting started with a business that is online doesn’t require the huge cash outlay required of traditional brick and mortar businesses. Which makes it easier for people who in any other situation might not have the resources to build a business. Here is where most new online business owners begin to fail.

Anyone can buy a computer, put it together, connect it to the internet and say they are in business. Just saying you have a business is all that is really needed. Of course you won’t make any money. The only cash spent is for the computer purchased.

What if you really want to make a go of your business? Where do you find information on how to build your business? Answer…The internet. Here is where the problem begins. You surf the web looking for information, you come across a site offering information on a topic you are looking for. It comes with a price. You figure ok I’ll learn how everyone is making money so I’ll buy it. You get the product, humm I didn’t understand it or the information presented was too simple. Now you think there has to be more to it than what was read. So you look for another product to help you. Believe it or not this is a cycle that many people fall into and once started, it is hard to break. Imagine following that process for every aspect of the business that you don’t know (website design, affiliate management, copy writing).

Now imagine spending $17 or more for each product you purchase times each topic you are trying to learn about. Yikes.

If you are fortunate to find enough credible resources you eventually build your business.

Yea! But now you don’t have as much money to drive people to your website as you did when you started out…maybe your running out of money. What do you do? How do you get traffic to your website?

The answer…start writing articles then submit them to article directories. Don’t just write 1 or 2 articles write 20 – 30 of them. Add a resource box that brings people to your website. Over time you will see an increase in traffic to your website. You just might make some money. If you do make sure you reinvest the money back into your business.

Either pay to have additional articles created for you, or have articles you have written submitted to article directories for you.

Applying this technique consistently should enable you to build your advertising budget to a point where you can introduce other advertising methods into the mix and build your business.

Your Website Could Be Making Money With Empowerism

By , February 17, 2018 2:51 am

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Empowerism is one of the newest buzz words involved with internet marketing and to some it offers another piece of the confusion in working from a home based business in marketing online. There are also companies out there that offer training courses to help you not only understand empowerism, but also how to use it to your advantage in making money with empowerism.

Empowerism is another piece of the multi level marketing puzzle, which helps companies give the members of t…

Empowerism is one of the newest buzz words involved with internet marketing and to some it offers another piece of the confusion in working from a home based business in marketing online. There are also companies out there that offer training courses to help you not only understand empowerism, but also how to use it to your advantage in making money with empowerism.

Empowerism is another piece of the multi level marketing puzzle, which helps companies give the members of their downline, the power to control their own business. Referred to as downline members, they are essentially distributors of a product or service working under the direction of the person who recruited them into the multi level marketing position. Many companies have developed self-replicating web sites that, when instructed to do so, will automatically develop a new website for the newest member of a person’s downline.

This then empowers that new distributor, or sales associate, to recruit additional members and build their own downline from which to reap the financial rewards of their sales commissions. By using empowerism the line can continue to be recreated and duplicated to ensure that every offering is exactly the same regardless of whose name is on it, what web site sponsors it or which distributor promotes it.

Seemingly it will take time to fully understand the effects of empowerism, but once to proverbial light bulb comes on, you will then be able to share your knowledge with others, earning a percentage of their educational fee for offering your knowledge. Much the same way you earn their enrollment fee for joining your multi level marketing plan. This typically small fee is to help offset the costs of establishing the web site for the new person and supplying the training they need to become successful.

Time was, when the owner of a business wanted to spend more time spending all the money he was making, he would empower his management staff to make all the critical day-to-day business decisions and with that extra responsibility they were rewarded for their success. They had to operate the business on guidelines developed and mandated by the owner to be successful. Many managers can earn bonuses based on the quarterly or annual profits of the business they are empowered to operate.

Empowerism in a multi level marketing business operates on much the same principal as you are given the power to operate the business model you were handed and taught to operate. Your success and monetary rewards are based on how well you can operate that business under the founded principals of the company giving you the offer. You also have the power to recruit new members into the multi level marketing program, offering the same training and support to help them achieve success.

Your Home Business- Internet Start Ups

By , February 12, 2018 10:24 am

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You’ve heard all the hype about making money while you sleep, and having thousands of dollars pour in by simply opening up shop online, and maybe you’ve even spent some of your hard-earned money on a handful of empty promises. Before you give up on the hope of starting a home business on the internet, here are a few things you should consider.

Business on the internet has become a reality for all of us. Whether you are running one, or making online purchases, it is a viabl…

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You’ve heard all the hype about making money while you sleep, and having thousands of dollars pour in by simply opening up shop online, and maybe you’ve even spent some of your hard-earned money on a handful of empty promises. Before you give up on the hope of starting a home business on the internet, here are a few things you should consider.

Business on the internet has become a reality for all of us. Whether you are running one, or making online purchases, it is a viable business model. One of the problems you encounter when you think about starting an online business is finding a realistic business model that provides both income and stability. There are so many unreliable schemes offered, that is it difficult to determine what is legitimate, and what is a money grab.

When you are considering starting an online business, one of the first things to determine is how much time you have, and how much money you can invest. Is this something you want to do part time around your job and family? Or do you have the time, and self-discipline to devote eight or more hours each day to it? You will hear stories of people who are making thousands of dollars while they sit on the beach, but when you investigate further, you will find that in the beginning, these same people invested thousands of hours, and dollars, to get to that point.

Another consideration is how adept are you online? Do you have the technical skills to build a website, manage an autoresponder, and manage payments online? These are all skills that can be easily mastered, but you need to remember there is a learning curve to any new skill. Allow yourself the necessary time to develop the skills you need to be successful. Even if you plan to outsource some of the technical work for your internet business, you will still need to understand the basic workings of your website.

Once you’ve determined how much time, money and technical skill you have, then it is time to decide on what type of home business you want. The choices for internet start-ups are endless. You can sell a physical product, information, advertising, you can even create and sell websites. Let your imagination loose and you can find a business that fits your dreams. Many people fail at online businesses because they are trying to build their own business by following someone else’s dream. True online success will come from learning the skills you need, and applying them to your own passions.

Starting an internet business is really no different than starting any other type of business. You need a set of skills, you need time, money and determination to get it going, and you need a sense of commitment to keep it going. You need to have a plan to follow, to stay on track. You also need to have financial goals for your business, at the very minimum, a monthly income goal, so you know if you are spending your time on the right tasks.

Invest some time before you rush into any home business to determine what outcome you want, whether it’s extra income to pay off the mortgage, or outrageous money to chase all your desires. Decide if you can commit to the investment of time and money, then promise yourself to never quit.

Getting hits to your Site the Right Way

By , February 7, 2018 4:52 pm

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Writing to get your News out
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Web masters… you have spent time, effort and probably money designing your web site, but yet it receives few or no hits. What can you do to make sure that your site receives the publicity it deserves?

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One tried and proven solution is by writing a small article about your site and submitting it to an S.E.O. and content provider site. People visit these sites every day to discover articles which they can include in their own site. These articles, which can cover all sorts of topics from angling to zoo-keeping, are designed to provide a taste of what your own site contains.

They would usually be about one small part of your own site, but are sufficiently interesting to make a reader click on the link to your site so that they can find out more information, thus leading to a greater number of hits.

They should be relatively short, say 400 to 500 words, so that a reader will not become bored by them. Research has shown that if a visitor to a web site does not have their attention grabbed within about 5 seconds, or less, they will move on.

Some article submission sites will offer, in addition to hosting your article writing service. You provide them with an idea of the style you want, a description of your site and they will provide you with an article.

Some sites will expect you to submit the article to them for hosting, while others will give you the article so that you choose where to submit it. Whatever you choose, copyright of the article always remains with you, and this is acknowledged by a small statement that the content was provided by whoever. There is also usually a link to the article writer, thus ensuring that your site receives a measure of promotion.

Submitting an article is generally a straightforward procedure. You choose the content provider you wish to submit your article to, register with them, and you are then able to submit your article.

Building Solid Traffic With Backlinks

By , February 3, 2018 12:03 am

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A web site isn’t an ad. No one “peruses?web sites in some “web site newspaper.?In fact, no one will go to your site unless you specifically invite them. A web site actually needs advertising. You need to build traffic to your site. There are a lot of great ways to do this and one terrific way is with backlinks.

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Many coaches put up web sites with the hope of getting clients from the Web. What usually happens is they get nothing.

Here’s the reason.

A web site isn’t an ad. No one “peruses?web sites in some “web site newspaper.?In fact, no one will go to your site unless you specifically invite them. A web site actually needs advertising.

You need to build traffic to your site.

There are a lot of great ways to do this and one terrific way is with backlinks.

What is a backlink?

A backlink is a link FROM another site TO your site.

For example, if you are a member of Coachville, and someone is looking for a coach, then it is possible that this person sees your listing in the “Find a Coach?section and clicks a link to your web site.

This is a backlink from Coachville to your site.

Backlinks are also referred to as “in-bound links?and sometimes can be called “reciprocal links.?
Many of the links that coaches have on their web site are designed to take visitors from the coach’s web site to other web sites. These are usually located in a link section or a resources section. These are also called “forward links?or “outbound links.?
The important thing to note is that a backlinks bring visitors TO your site. Once visitors come to your web site, you can turn them into clients, product sales, newsletter subscribers, commissions and more.

So why are backlinks totally awesome?

Firstly, the obvious, is direct traffic to your site. This traffic can be cashed in for clients or sales.

Secondly, when done right, “backlinking?can sky-rocket your search engine rankings and thus result in even more traffic.

How?

From the eyes of search engines, your “site’s worth?increases when the number of backlinks increases. Each backlink raises the popularity of your web site.

It’s like being the popular kid in school. The more kids who know you, the more popular you are.

What does this lead to?

When people put the phrase “life coach?into a search engine, for the most part, the sites with higher popularity will come up first.

Thirdly, backlinks can create consistent traffic.

Sending out newsletters and giving talks often bring you immediate “bursts?of traffic.
Bursts of traffic are great, but require you to make those additional efforts in order to continue to get that traffic.

Backlinking builds a steady, consistent, and predictable stream of traffic that keeps coming without additional work. You can confidently expect the same number of visitors each month.

Fourthly is the snowball-effect.

Creative backlinking strategies can create a situation where your web site is attracting backlinks without you doing any work at all. It’s like a snowball going down-hill that continues to grow.

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