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Old 1st April 2013, 11:56 PM   #11
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Old 3rd April 2013, 07:37 AM   #12
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You might also be interested in this article I wrote on qualities to look for when hiring a small business manager. Let me know your thoughts.

http://www.smallbizviewpoints.com/20...iness-manager/
Nice article. How about looking for ways to increase profits?

I think a good manager wants a percentage of the profits and will work to increase revenue.

If you hire someone that is happy just to make $50,000 a year, then you are going to have problems.

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Old 4th April 2013, 06:15 AM   #13
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I would also add that paying employees minimum wage can cost you in the end. Sometime paying more for a reliable employee actually saves you money.
Good point! Also there is this ideal that all employees have to be treated the same. Although this applies to most scenarios; the truth is that all employees are not equally competent or productive. I agree in treating everyone alike unless they are specially talented or at the opposite end.

Sometimes bending the rules for certain productive employees is not a bad thing. This of course has to be subtle.

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Old 6th April 2013, 10:32 AM   #14
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Nice article. How about looking for ways to increase profits?

I think a good manager wants a percentage of the profits and will work to increase revenue.

If you hire someone that is happy just to make $50,000 a year, then you are going to have problems.
Agreed. I strongly believe in pay for performance and sharing percent of profit with the manager and employees. That's a strong motivator to contribute to the success of the business.

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Good point! Also there is this ideal that all employees have to be treated the same. Although this applies to most scenarios; the truth is that all employees are not equally competent or productive. I agree in treating everyone alike unless they are specially talented or at the opposite end.

Sometimes bending the rules for certain productive employees is not a bad thing. This of course has to be subtle.
That's a very good point. Paying everyone the same really leaves no incentive for good employees to contribute more. I expect to get better return if I am contributing more than others.

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That's a very good point. Paying everyone the same really leaves no incentive for good employees to contribute more. I expect to get better return if I am contributing more than others.
That is why many people don't work hard. There is no incentive to work hard.

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That is why many people don't work hard. There is no incentive to work hard.
I think this is a little too simplistic. Hard work is rewarded as long as it benefits the employer. Isn't that part of what makes productive employees? Hard work that doesn't pay is useless though I appreciate the intention.

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I think this is a little too simplistic. Hard work is rewarded as long as it benefits the employer. Isn't that part of what makes productive employees? Hard work that doesn't pay is useless though I appreciate the intention.
Actually hard work often doesn't pay as an employee. Promotions are not always given based on merit.

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Actually hard work often doesn't pay as an employee. Promotions are not always given based on merit.
I award my employees if their hard work brought benefits to the company. I am sure there are other business owners who do this as well.

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I award my employees if their hard work brought benefits to the company. I am sure there are other business owners who do this as well.

Depends on the business. Some businesses have tight margins and can't really afford to pay more.

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