How to Retain Your Best Employees to
Keep Profitability Strong
the job market is hot or cold, employers owe it to themselves
to actively work at employee retention.
Good workers can maintain operational stability and keep
profitability strong. Plus, the cost of finding and hiring new
employees remains steep. Here are some ideas for keeping your
best and brightest on staff.
Employees whose job skills are regularly enriched by training
feel more skilled — and more valued. Plan a training program
that involves carefully selected methods and content. You'll
need to determine whether to do the training in-house or via
an outside vendor. An outside vendor may cost more upfront,
but it could save you time in planning and present the
curriculum more effectively.
Ensure your managers are working with their subordinates to
better understand how to keep employees engaged and
challenged. Inform workers about career paths or development
opportunities within the company and encourage them to reach
higher. A company with a highly engaged workforce tends to
have a much better retention rate than its peers.
Work-life balance has gone from a catchy buzzphrase to
standard practice at many, if not most, companies. From the
"work" side of things, ask employees what's important to them.
Then, whether it has to do with training, hours, advancement
opportunities or benefits, try to address your workers'
For example, consider flexible schedules, part-time employment
and even telecommuting, if possible, to allow employees to
steady the demands of their jobs against the demands of their
lives. Such options may also allow you to save some money.
In both good economic times and bad, it's easy to look at
employees as mere digits on a payroll statement. But a
knowledgeable, engaged and experienced staff member is very
hard to replace. We can help you better understand your labor
costs and identify ways to compensate employees in a
profit-smart, sustainable manner. Give us a call. Call us at
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
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It's that simple. Thank
you in advance for your help and cooperation!
As always you can call our offices if you have any
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Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA,
Managing Partner, SMEED CPA,