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Want to increase dealership performance? Take a vacation.

This blog originally appeared on PowersportsBusiness.com. If you work in the retail end of the marine industry, then you work often in a pressure cooker that is almost ready to explode on a daily basis! No matter what department you work in, marine dealerships are often chaotic, fast-paced and stressful environments. This is especially true when we are in high ...

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Top 100 dealers retain employees through retirement savings

When it comes to finding and keeping good employees, Top 100 dealers are the businesses that just get it. They are willing to make investments that keep their employees happy, show they value their teams and provide the means for those individuals to have a life outside their job. Providing a retirement savings plan is a key component to achieving ...

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Go ahead, be grumpy at work

In a service industry like ours, it is natural to put on a happy face at work – even when we’re feeling cranky. While that may be a good practice when interacting with our customers, research shows it may not be the most productive or healthy. A recent Quartz post highlighted several studies that are relatively new, connecting workers’ productivity ...

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Federal judge blocks overtime rule

If there’s anything we have learned from the year 2016, it is that this was not the year to be a betting man or woman. That is, of course, unless you like betting dangerously against the odds. From the Brexit decision to the U.S. presidential election to even the Cubs winning the World Series, it has been a year of ...

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Not another dead end job

How to find (and keep) good employees Any organization worth its salt will tell you its greatest asset is its people. As such, the hiring and retaining on quality employees should be a business’s No. 1 concern. The boating industry isn’t unaware of the need to hire quality employees – if anything, the industry is hyper aware. But what is the secret ...

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21 states sue Department of Labor on overtime rule

Last week, 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor over the impending rule that would require employers to pay overtime to any salaried worker making less than $47,476 a year. Republican Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Texas, urging the court to block the implementation. Other plaintiffs include Alabama, Arizona, ...

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You’ve got to find their purpose

I read a lot of Millennial think pieces. It often feels like a form of masochism because so many people get my generation so wrong. However, one article I found felt more on the nose. My favorite quote from the article will forever be this. I can only hope people who write generational trend pieces can really let it sink in: "All ...

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Despite rules, social media used in workplace

A recent Pew Research Center study found that American adults employed on a part- or full-time basis say social media plays some role in the lives of many American workers. The study highlighted trends for how employees are using social media at their job – professionally or personally. What I found most interesting about the study was the percentage of ...

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Small business owners need to take a vacation

If you’re a small business owner, you probably know that taking a vacation would be good for you and for your business – and yet you probably haven’t done it yet. A recent survey released by Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card found that two-thirds of small business owners think taking a personal vacation benefits their business, including improved focus, ...

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