Tips from the Top - February 2019

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What Millennials Really Want

Over 55% of Millennials in the workforce are not engaged at work, and more than half of them say they are currently looking for a job.

This information probably won’t surprise the many business leaders who have experienced the challenges in motivating employees from different generations.  This same group of leaders have probably also noticed that foosball tables and espresso machines have very little impact after the novelty wears off...

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Working it Out with Partners


Working it Out with Partners

Working with partners can be tricky business! First use empathy - saying what your partner is thinking. This will diffuse defensiveness. State your intent - what's important to you and why. Describe what you think is the case (i.e. how you think things are supposed to work) and ask if this is correct.

 

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Separate Policies from Employee Handbook

Separate Policies from Employee Handbook

Since your Employee Handbook can be treated as a legal document, it’s better to put "rules" and "policies" for your company in a Policies and Procedure Manual. Policies also tend to change more often and so it's better to get them into a document like the Policies and Procedures Manual that can be updated frequently.

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Set New Employees Up for Success

Set New Employees Up for Success
 
As part of your HR policies, it is very important to have a structured onboarding process.
The number one reason employees fail in their job is due to a lack of clear expectations.
The onboarding process establishes clear expectations upfront, improving your chance of a successful hire.
 
Training Steps
 
When training an employee to do a task, particularly during onboarding for a new job, always remember 4 steps:..........

 

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Do YOU have a Job Description?

Do YOU have a Job Description?
 

Ideally everyone in the organization should have a job description - especially the Owner/President/CEO.


These job descriptions should be available for everyone in the company to review.
If during the course of operations a question comes up....... 

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TAB-Winnipeg Welcomes Newest 2 Board Members - Steffen Zinn and Jim Mydonick

TAB-Winnipeg Welcomes Newest 2 Board Members - Steffen Zinn and Jim Mydonick

  
Steffen Zinn, President, Flatlander Hospitality Inc. Wall Street Slice Ltd., 
The Red Ember is a food truck that serves wood fired pizza with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. Over the past 6 years TRE has developed a loyal customer base and enjoys a very good reputation in the City of Winnipeg.
Red Ember Common opened in October 2018 in The Forks as our first bricks and mortar location. Together the companies employ over 20 people. Plans are in the works for opening a new pizza concept location, Wall Street Slice at 753 Wall St. in early 2019.
Steffen Zinn has his Red Seal in cooking and has been in the hospitality industry for 22 years. He was Sous Chef at St. Charles Golf Course and Executive Chef at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Steffen has been successful in several culinary competitions locally and nationally and holds 8 gold medals as well as two bronze.
 
Jim Mydonick – President, InterCity AutoBody Inc.
230 Jarvis Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3A1
 
InterCity AutoBody (ICA) is an insurance payment based full service autobody collision repair & glass replacement facility in Winnipeg MB.
In business since 2000 ICA currently have 10 employees and are considered to be among the best in Winnipeg & our surrounding area.
ICA reputation for high quality repairs and expedient repair time turnaround is second to none.
ICA is MPIC Direct Repair– ICAR- BBB-CAA accredited repair facility.
ICA are also members of CFIB-WCOC and the Manitoba ATA.
 
Jim Mydonick is the founder and president of InterCity AutoBody.
After years of working in the trade Jim started ICA in 2000.
The company is now in its’ 3rd location due to continuous growth.
 
At TAB-Winnipeg we are looking forward to working with Steffen and Jim to take their Businesses to the Next Level. 
 
If you would like to learn more about how TAB's processes and tools can help you to grow both personally and professionally - please contact Kim Christie. 
 

 

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Quick Tips

Top Five

Top Five

Ask your Staff who have been with you over 2 years to give you their top 5 reasons for working at your company and the top 5 things they would change. A good idea to repeat this exercise annualy. 

By : TAB Winnipeg Board 401
https://www.tab-winnipeg.com/

What Is, Is Not!

What Is, Is Not!
 
If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority.
If everything is important, nothing is important.
If everyone is accountable, no one is accountable.
If every success factor is critical, there are no critical success factors.

 

By : TAB Denver West Board 202

Insurance Liability

Insurance Liability - Protect your Investment while maximizing future gains

With insurance liability, it is important to keep a clear wall between personal and business. If you as an owner are paying expenses personally on behalf of the company, any litigation against the company has a greater chance of spilling over to the owners personally. 

Also make sure your corporation is set up to protect your assets. Ask your corporate lawyer and accountant how to structure your company assets. Should you hold land and buildings in a separate Hold Co? This strategy may also make it easier and more tax efficient when you sell and exit your business - if you decide to sell the Op Co - but maintain ownership of the Hold Co. 

By : TAB Winnipeg Board 501
https://www.tab-winnipeg.com/