To be a business, you need employees. To be a great business, you need employees that will work hard, not just for their paycheck, but for the company as well. If your employees perhaps aren't as determined or hard working as you'd like them to be, then it's time to either make them change their ways, or show them the door. And if you're in the hiring process, make sure you're not only hiring the most qualified, but the most determined. Anyone with an impressive resume can apply for a job and get hired on the spot. However, there's always that slight chance that they'll give less than 100% because since they've earned their job, they know they have too much experience to get fired.
Linda Dulye, President of Dulye & Co., an award-winning employee engagement and workplace communication consultancy, recently held a webinar titled "How to Engage Employees to Give Their Best." In an article from Fox Small Business, she answers some of the submitted questions, and provides her professional insight to addressing her viewers' problems.
If you want your business to exceed your competition, just remember to make sure you're doing all you can to get the best out of your employees, even if it's only one at a time. One employee's hard working habits can easily have an influence on their colleagues. It only takes one to get the ball rolling.
You can read more here in the article from Fox Small Business.