Q4 2017 BSCAI M&A Watch
The year-end 2017 BSCAI M&A Watch reviews macro-economic indicators that effected 2017 strategic transactions, middle market metrics and other deal related facts. Included as well are considerations for business owners and investors to successfully execute M&A and strategic transactions in 2017.
How to Build Your Team With Intention
A truly harmonious team has a certain X-factor that brings everyone’s contribution up, and ultimately boosts your company as a whole. Here are a few tactics Yasser Youssef has found essential to building a “high performance” team. Does your team have the X-factor it needs?
Shift Work and Fatigue
Nearly 15 million full-time workers across the U.S. work shifts outside the traditional eight-hour daytime schedule. While businesses may require later shifts to accomodate customer needs, long work hours and poor scheduling can lead to occupational fatigue and increase the risk of employee injuries. Liberty Mutual Insurance, a BSCAI Affinity Partner, shares what BSCs can do to reduce this risk among their employees.
Q&A: Performance Management Programs
When reviewing employee performance, annual conversations pose a handful of problems related to accuracy and effectiveness. Discover a better solution for all parties involved in this Q&A from Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President of Affinity HR Group, Inc.
It’s Our Discomfort
"The best-selling happens on the telephone, or face-to-face. And yet, we avoid the phone. We don’t want to bother the customer," explains Alex Goldfayn. But what if that's just fear talking - just our discomfort? Here's how to overcome that hurdle and get the business you deserve.