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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recognizing Your Employees

Happy employees are the best employees, right? If employees aren’t happy, they are less likely to put in the effort necessary to do their job well. This is why it’s crucial to keep employee morale high. A great way to do this is to recognize and reward employees so they know their work is appreciated. Employee recognition can be rare simply because employers don’t know how to effectively provide recognition, so we came up with this list of 10 easy ways to recognize your employees:

  • Remember your manners: Always say “thank you”. It doesn’t seem like much, but these two words show your employees that you appreciate the work that they are doing.
  • Mark your calendar: Make a note of employee birthdays. When it is an employee’s birthday, let them choose a restaurant and take your team out for lunch to celebrate his or her birthday. If that’s not feasible, have a group card for everyone to sign.
  • A pat on the back: Do you recognize your employees for big accomplishments? If you don’t, you should! If it’s appropriate, share the accomplishment with the rest of your team or individually congratulate your employee for a job well done.
  • Get to know your employees: Knowing your employees’ interests is a great way to show you care about them. Do you have a worker who’s a big sports fan? Strike up a conversation with them about last night’s game. This shows a more personal side and helps you learn more about your employees.
  • Everyone loves treats: Everybody loves treats, so try bringing some to the office. It doesn’t have to be for a birthday or Holiday; it can be just because you want to!
  • Promote growth: Give your employees the opportunity to grow. Encourage them to attend a seminar or class to represent your business and add to their industry knowledge. Make sure you have them share what they learned with the rest of the team afterwards!
  • Silly celebrations: Celebrate Holidays at work. Dressing up for Halloween and Secret Santa are just two ideas!
  • Communicate effectively: Listening to your employees is critical. Always make communicating with your team a top priority and listen to employees when they want to be heard.
  • Allow scheduling flexibility: Take an extra step to understand the balance between an employee’s work life and family/personal life. Sometimes conflicts arise, so make sure you are flexible to your team’s work schedule.
  • Give bonuses: If you are able to, reward your employees with quarterly or end of the year bonuses. A little extra cash says “thank you” quite nicely.

 Employee recognition is all about building a team environment, keeping morale high and creating positive behaviors. Keep these 10 tips in mind the next time you’re looking for a way to recognize your team’s great work. How do you recognize your employees? Comment or post on our Facebook page to share!


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shop Like A Pro This Black Friday

Black Friday. Those two words make some people jump up and down in giddy excitement of finding some great deals, while other cringe at the thought of thousands of chaotic shoppers. Shopping on Black Friday can be a crazy and overwhelming experience, however having a game plan can often eliminate some of the craziness and can even help control your spending. In honor of Black Friday 2012, the Tiger Leasing team has put together this list of ways you can shop like a pro!

Do Your Homework
What are you shopping for? A television? A tablet? A new vacuum? Now is as good of time as any to start looking through ads from the Sunday paper or even ads on retailers’ Websites. As you’re doing research to find out what stores have what you’re looking for, keep track of how much the item at each store and put a star next to the store with the best deal. This makes it easy so when Black Friday arrives, you know what store you have to go to and how much you can plan on spending there.

Research Products You Want
One mistake many shoppers make is relying on in-store product information, product information on a store’s Website, or information from a store’s sales person. This is a mistake because information you get from the sources listed above has a risk of being biased. Of course a sales person is going to say their product is better than a different store’s! Check out this list of 14 Websites that feature product reviews from experts and consumers. Reviews can be helpful when deciding what product to buy, so check and see if what you’re looking for is on one of these lists before you buy it!

Take a Friend
Friends can be a helpful asset to Black Friday shoppers for a variety of reasons. First, it’s always more fun to shop with a friend, right? Depending on if you’re standing in a line for a long period of time, it is also beneficial to have a friend with you for restroom breaks or food breaks. In addition, having a friend or two with you is helpful so that once the doors open, you can split up to find the items you’re looking for more quickly. Splitting up and using cell phones to keep in touch is a quick and effective way to get your Black Friday shopping done.  

Plan your Purchases
Shopping carts might not be the best choice for hauling your Black Friday purchases. If you’re looking to get your hands on an item with a limited quantity, shopping carts can decrease your speed and flexibility. Replace a cart with a basket or your own reusable shopping bags so you can easily maneuver around the crowd and get what you’re looking for.

Dress for Success
It may sound silly, but think about what you are going to wear on Black Friday, mainly your shoes. Comfortable shoes are a must since you’re going to be on your feet all day. In addition, wear layers since you will be in and out of stores. A comfortable shopper is a happy shopper!

Don’t Forget the Snacks!
It’s important to keep your body going strong, but Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year so you probably don’t want to stop to eat at the food court. Pack nutritious snacks that will keep you fueled and full so you can shop all day long!

Black Friday can be chaos, but if you do your homework, make a list and have a game plan you can make your shopping a success. Do you have plans for Black Friday? Share with a comment below or on our Facebook page.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Enhance Your Equipment with Upgrades

Whether it is office furniture or computer software, trends and technology are always changing. When you buy equipment, you’re putting your business at risk of becoming out dated. Why? Because in the blink of an eye, the type of equipment you bought might already offer something better and you’re stuck with the equipment you purchased. Not only are your funds tied up, but your out of date equipment might lead customers to choose your competition over you.

So if buying business equipment, furniture and software isn’t the answer then what is? The answer is leasing! Leasing offers a variety of benefits for businesses, one being the constant ability to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Tiger Leasing offers an array of equipment to lease, including computers and software, medical equipment, restaurant equipment, machinery, telecommunications equipment, office furniture and more.

Leasing is a flexible solution that keeps your funds from becoming tied up and allows you to stay ahead of the competition. Our leasing programs offer several affordable financing options so your business gets the equipment it needs. Say goodbye to ancient, outdated equipment and hello to the modern equipment that gives your business the edge it needs to be successful!


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