Teach employees skills they can take beyond the job

From staff reportsMarch 18, 2013 

Owning a small business means finding good help and at times having to let employees go. Helping employees develop job-seeking skills can save small business owners money on unemployment benefits. Leadership expert Mary C. Kelly offers tips on how to prepare employees for finding another job after leaving your company.

Teach employees about LinkedIn: Potential employers use the social-networking website to screen and filter applicants. Employees should use the résumé function to post and update their résumés.

Teach employees the ropes of owning a business: Train employees on many different areas of your business. Also, the Small Business Administration offers free tools and quizzes that allow entrepreneurs to see if owning a business is the right avenue for them.

Teach employees to network: Introduce staff to other people with whom you do business. Encourage employees to build relationships and stay connected through chamber of commerce and after-hours events.

Source: Mary C. Kelly, productiveleaders.com

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