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Fri, 06/17/2016 - 07:36

By Joel S. Smith, CPA

 

Of all the painful lessons that business owners learned during the recession, the hardest one may have been that of laying off staff—many were longtime loyal employees who’d helped them build and grow their companies.

As the economy began to improve and it was time to rehire, many business owners were rethinking their staffing practices, turning to outsourcing as a way to meet personnel needs. Outsourcing doesn’t completely replace full-time employees (FTEs), but it’s become an efficient and cost-effective way to staff for temporary workers or for certain key roles.

Outsourcing makes sense for some very good reasons

1.            A cyclical economy. Regardless of industry, ours is a cyclical economy; there are always going to be dips when staff layoffs may become necessary. Severing a relationship becomes much easier when there isn’t the long-term investment that accompanies full-time employment.

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 18:28

By Preston  Sumner

A CEO operates in a world of continuous change with constant demand for decision making. Since most decisions involve a forecast of the future uncertainty is a given. Being able to make decisions quickly (decisiveness) is a critical CEO skill. As a CEO successfully grows the business their decisiveness improves and they gain confidence in their decision making skills. Therein lies a danger and the cause of unexpected business failures. 

Overconfidence can lead to rapid fire decision making.  Not making a decision can keep options open in an uncertain world. In other situations decisions can be made and easily reversed if necessary. Then there are the situations when an employee’s “need” for a decision from the CEO is in fact a lack of decisiveness or accountability on the employee’s part.

As you run your business and are faced with important decisions ask yourself these 3 questions:

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