In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health, which features data on 400,000 American workers, employees who said they mistrusted their supervisors or felt their bosses didn't create an open, trusting environment showed an increase in odds for having four or more heart disease risk factors.
The risk factors are part of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 assessment and include the following: blood pressure, total cholesterol, blood glucose, body mass index, smoking, physical activity, and diet.
Of those surveyed, men who mistrusted their bosses were 22% more likely to be smokers, have diabetes, report a poor diet, and have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Women had a 29% increased risk for the same factors.
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Results Staff partners with businesses across the country to develop staffing solutions that meet their ever-changing needs. Our solutions include everything from creating and managing staffing plans for small businesses to developing contingent workforce strategies for large companies with multiple locations across the country. We make sure you have the right people in the right roles to help your business grow.
The Biggest Challenges for the startup of Results Staff & Social Media. May 2019
- You are resigning from the employer of eight years. I worked very hard, and all it took was one lousy boss to make you leave and decide to take that leap of faith.
- Financing, Decision-making. Dealing with the unknown. Rule-making, Being the visionary, Loneliness Nervous, Stress
KEEP AN EYE ON COSTS
In the same manner, you keep an eye on your personal budget, look closely at all your business expenses to make sure you’re being efficient.
Keep these three tenets in mind: I learned the hard way and started to utilize strategy #2019
1.Track every expense closely
2.If you can live without it, forego it
3.If sales are down, reduce your expenses
Know the Current Market Factors
Right now, staffing firms – along with the rest of the world – are facing unprecedented challenges. Those who survive are those who are best able to navigate the new world we are currently living in under COVID-19. Here are some things to note:
Pay Attention to Where You Play. Experience says large companies are the first to have hiring freezes and small firms struggle to stay open. Well-run medium businesses are therefore the most logical target for your sales force.
Lead with Empathy. In today’s environment, we are all affected by COVID-19, including your potential new customer. Ask how they’re doing with sincerity. Ask how you can help them, and mean it.
Lean on Relationships. History says you will do best with companies that already know you during downtime. In general, you can expect companies to be risk-averse. Show that you are the safe option by touting your years in business, experience in a related business, or ability to fund any size of an opportunity.
Do not quit and, do what it takes.
Sometimes it can consume your thought process and I learned to take a break and walkway for a couple of hours.
Reset your mindset
If you've ever worked in sales, you know that it is not always an easy game. Anyone in the role will tell you that they love it—but there are some days that you just want to pull your hair out. For the days that are tougher, you have to try and stay positive.
One of the most important aspects of becoming a top-producing sales manager is getting your priorities straight.
Evaluate your company’s present situation; is sales working up to its potential? If not, you may need to re-organize. Knowing how to establish a good working relationship with your sales force and clients may mean the difference between accomplishment and failure.
Here are 16 tips to help get you started on the path to success:
Review performance against goals more often. Managers need one-on-one meetings with the salespeople so they know that they are accountable for their goals. Also, have a goal-setting meeting once a month, and have your salespeople set their individual goals. You might be surprised when you add them all up; they will often be higher than the corporate goals. Be persistent and honest.
Close your business
Closing your business can be a difficult choice to make. The Small Business Administration’s counseling tool can connect you with local guidance in planning your exit strategy.
It’s also helpful to seek advice from your lawyer and a business evaluation expert, along with other business professionals including accountants, bankers, and the IRS.
Follow these steps to closing your business.
Decide to close. Sole proprietors can decide on their own, but any type of partnership requires the co-owners to agree.
Follow your articles of organization and document with a written agreement.
File dissolution documents. Failure to legally dissolve an LLC or corporation with any state you’re registered in will expose you to continued taxes and filing requirements.
Cancel registrations, permits, licenses, and business names.
Protect your finances and reputation by canceling any of these that you no longer need, including your trade name.
Comply with employment and labor laws.
Reference the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) for employee payment after closing, along with other federal and state laws.
Resolve financial obligations. Handle final returns for income tax and sales tax. Cancel your Employer Identification Number, notify federal and state tax agencies, and follow this IRS checklist.
Maintain records. You may be legally required to maintain tax and employment records, among other files.
Common guidelines advise keeping records for anywhere from three to seven years.