Leader's Digest - News for Today's Business Leaders
November 2013
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Top News

Your Company’s Reputation and Attracting Talent
What did you think of the government when the shutdown happened last month? If you were out of work, would you consider working in a Federal job knowing that furlough days and benefits being placed on hold are very real possibilities? All companies and bodies that employ any type of worker need to carefully craft their reputations, not only from a sales perspective, but also from a recruiting perspective. Companies with poor reputations have a very difficult time recruiting and retaining talent. Read more.

A Retreat for Your Hard-Working Staff
Have you thought about treating your team to a day of fun bonding activities while continuing to do some work that will benefit your company? You may want to consider a staff retreat! This can bring your team closer together and help to let out new ideas that you normally do not have time for in your regular staff meetings. We have some tips for planning a great retreat for you and your team.
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A Changing Approach to Brand Marketing
Have you seen any ads lately that you felt were highly innovative or unique? We recently noticed Chipotle’s “The Scarecrow” video and had some ideas about their approach. Chipotle uses a few key tactics that we thought showed an interesting perspective from a large company. Come watch the video and find out why we thought it was so unique.
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Creating a Better Work-Life Balance for Your Team
How do you manage employees that are dedicated and work hard without taking advantage of their time? On one hand, your business is doing great with your team putting in extra hours, but on the other hand, their personal lives may be suffering. Don’t wait until it is too late! Start helping your staff find a balance between work and their personal lives now. We have some tips to help.
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October Jobs Report
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs to the nonfarm payroll in October with gains in many industries, including leisure and hospitality, retail, food services, professional and technical services, manufacturing, and health care. Read more.

Go Figure

  89% The amount of Americans who are likely to switch brands to one associated with a cause, given comparable price and quality, according to a 2013 Cone Communications Social Impact Study.  
Management Tip

  Do your staff a favor...
and take breaks as you need them. Sure, your office is busy, but if you show that you are stressed, everyone else will feel the negative energy. Take a walk outside or grab a snack in the break room.

Management Matters

Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace
Do you worry about how your team may handle an earthquake or fire during work hours? Every company should have a plan for natural disasters or other unexpected events. Anita Clew provides some resources and tips for implementing an emergency plan for your office. Read more.

Safety Rules

Having an On-The-Spot (OTS) safety program can prevent serious injuries caused by unsafe behavior. Successful OTS programs empower all levels to correct unsafe behavior as it is happening. This should be followed up with management to disseminate additional training, administer the appropriate disciplinary action, and make any necessary revisions to protocol, supervision, etc. Employees should also be rewarded and recognized for correctly adhering to safety guidelines to reinforce the importance of always being safe!

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