Employees: The Biggest Risk For Business Buyers And Sellers

Taming Problematic Employees & Employers?
(Behaviors & Expectations)

The resources on this webpage support my series on YouTube: “Why Employees Are The Biggest Risk For Business Owners, Sellers, Buyers.”

Don’t misunderstand. Employees are the biggest risk.

  • And, it does not have to be your risk.

If you want to buy a business, you can avoid mishaps by doing what the most informed buyers do. Buy the best businesses for sale. And, to do that, you must avoid or beat your buyer competition. Plus, make yourself the first choice of brokers and sellers. To do that, use these tools:

How to Prepare Yourself and Find the Right Business to Buy

How to Buy the Right Business the Right Way—Dos, Don’ts & Profit Strategies

How to Get ALL the Money You Want For Your Business Without Stealing It

Question for you: Doesn’t it seem like there’s an increasing number of disconnects among the employer―employee relationships?

With the shift in workers attitudes we have two choices – accept and adapt or resist and deny. Which choice will YOU make?”

Workers are more discerning about where they choose to work and why they work; it’s said to continue to at least 2030. This is a social change NOT a trend. In 2023 leaders would benefit in accepting the worker market reality.

― Cheryl Cran, NextMapping, 23 Workplace Trends for 2023

That raises another question: Who’s in charge? Employers? Employees?

Doesn’t it?

Employee talent and commitment fuels cash flow.

That’s what business buyers are actually acquiring. Employee talents and commitments may be the biggest enhancer or diminisher of cash flow.

The kind or size of company doesn’t matter.

More than ever, buyers, sellers, and lenders have to look to the cash flow, not yesterdays, but what’s coming.

  • Cash flow diminishes when employees can’t or won’t generate it.
  • Cash flow pays expenses, sustains employment, and creates profit. Or it doesn’t.

Too many business buyers don’t discover what they actually bought until after they complete their transaction. And, it’s not good news.  It’s why there are so many dumb deals. And buyer remorse.

That’s why we, first, evaluate the employees.

And then we examine the cash flow. What we don’t do, upfront, is go deeply into the financials . . . because the financials are historical. And the future is imaginary. So, the financial statements might have little to do with what’s ahead.

If you’re a business owner or manager, or you want to sell or buy a business, begin by interviewing key employees. Go to YouTube to watch my video: “Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.”

Tip for buyers: Don’t let the seller’s problems become yours. Buyer beware. And be aware.

And – don’t fret too much – yet. See―Solutions―below for how the savviest employers are reacting, mitigating or solving what, today, might appear to you to be an overwhelming negative environment for employers and employees.

You’ll increase your benefit and reduce your risk by clicking the titles of my seven episodes, which will take you to my YouTube presentations.

Keep reading to access more than one hundred resources.

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Evolving Employer-Employee Relationships

What exactly does one mean by Employer Employee Relationship?

Employer-Employee Relationship

10 Types of Business Risks and How to Manage Them | Indeed.com

The year in review: HR’s biggest challenges of 2022

Availability and Costs of Employees

“No One Wants To Work Anymore” Is a Phrase Old as Dirt. Here’s How to Really Attract and Retain Employees in the New Age of Work

Frustration mounts as customers want longer opening hours, stores can’t fill positions, employees feel overworked: ‘Nobody is winning’

Small Businesses Find Some Relief From Hiring Woes

Recession fears in the U.S. have caused demand for contract workers to surge by more than 25%

Top 10 Risks of Outsourcing (and How to Manage Them)

Australia has revamped labor laws to favor workers

Unlimited Vacation Time: How Do PTO Policies Work in Practice?

Striking U.K. rail and health workers enjoy public support.

When employees exit stage right, too many companies are missing a huge opportunity for their return

Want to rehire your former talent? Treat them well, even when they head to the door

As Canada boosts immigration, skills mismatch ‘discouraging’ newcomers

Mass Tech Employee Layoffs and The Lack of Options

Goldman Sachs Is Planning to Cut Up to 8% of Its Employees in January

26% of job switchers regret joining the Great Resignation: ‘They’ve sobered up’

Problematic Behaviors of Employees and Employers

10 Ways That Your Employees Keep You at Risk and How to Prevent It

Top five employment law risks that employers need to watch out for

Rage-applying’ is the new ‘quiet quitting,’ and it’s helping Gen Z and millennials land $30,000 raises

1 in 5 Americans admit to doing the ‘bare minimum’ at work as US productivity declines and employees are less willing to ‘engage in hustle culture’

One HR manager says the Peter principle is ‘scarily accurate.’ Here’s how HR can address it

Risks of Performance Management | HRM Handbook

98% Of HR Professionals Are Burned Out, Study Shows

Burn out, researchers say, is not an individual matter

Ex-Twitter Employees Plan to ‘Bombard’ Company With Legal Claims

Here’s What Happened After A Man Went On Yelp to Criticize His Former Bosses (Clue: He’s Now In Jail)

‘I quit my job rather than go back to the office’

Britain is seeing a wave of strikes as nurses, postal workers and others walk out

Goldman Sachs plans to cut bonuses for senior employees – report

‘They’re either giving you a ‘thank you’ email or a $10 gift card to Starbucks’: Worker shares ‘red flag’ Christmas gifts profitable companies give to employees

11 Bosses Who Tried To Issue An Ultimatum—Work Or Be Fired—And Employees Responded By Quitting

Student employees reach tentative deal to end UC strike

Starbucks employees at Upstate location to hold 3-day strike

NYC’s pay transparency law has gotten off to a rocky start

The Future Is Here: 100 Companies Permanently Shift To The 4-Day Work Week

Employee Negligence Is a Leading Cause of Your Company’s Security Risk | DigiCert.com

What Are The Most Common Remote Work Security Risks?

You survey your employees too much

Problematic Expectations of Employees and Employers

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

A four-day week? Pick your pay? The bosses fighting to lure workers with the perfect job

Top 10 Risks of Outsourcing (and How to Manage Them)

‘Lesson 1: never trust HR to be on your side’: Worker’s video about ‘anonymous’ employee surveys sparks debate

Why Employee Recognition Is More Crucial Than Ever

Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO after poll

Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO as poll votes him out

How to find meaning and purpose at work as a Gen Z employee

How Employers Can Prepare for the Paid Leave Oregon Program

Workplaces can do 1 simple thing to help employees grow, says expert: ‘If you could do that for $1 per leader, you should’

Here’s Why So Many Companies Are Losing Employees Shortly After Onboarding

Salesforce CEO lays into employees hired during pandemic

There are 2 types of companies, Harvard remote work expert says: Embrace work from anywhere, or live in denial

Hybrid working: Why there’s a widening gap between leaders and employees

College graduates expect higher salaries than ever before, and it could signal that America’s shrinking middle class is in trouble

Career challenge: What if the boss finds out you’re job-hunting?

Worries of Employees and Employers

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

Top 10 employment risks for 2021

The Risk of the Unhappy Employee – Risk Management Studio

7 business risks associated with unvaccinated employees

The 4 Biggest Risks in the Hiring Process

What Are the Biggest Risks When Hiring a New Employee?

5 Recruitment Risks and How to Mitigate Them with Pre-Employment Screening | home

3 Ways Employee Empowerment Can Turn Into a Train Wreck

Employee Empowerment Risks | HR Best Practices

The FTC wants to ban the noncompete clauses ensnaring some tech workers

Do small businesses really need non-compete clauses? Not really

University of California, Striking Graduate Workers Reach Accord After 32 Days

Union for state employees calls for better wages, benefits to lure ‘new generation’ of public servants

Workers still quitting at high rates — and getting a big bump in pay

Risks Associated with Employee Benefit Programs and Investments that Fund Them

Movement grows to abolish US prison labor system that treats workers as ‘less than human’

New Florida Law Helps Shield Employers Who Assist Independent Contractors during Emergencies

The Dangers of Misclassification of Employees

Risk Management of Temporary and Contract Workers

Getting Rid of the Misnomer: The Risks Behind the Term “1099 Employee”

Payroll Risks and Controls: Everything You Need to Know

Liability Risks Associated With Borrowed Employees

Is it a bad time to change jobs? Here’s how the experts think looming recession will affect jobseekers in 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Attrition: What It Is, Causes, Risks & Prevention

How To Bridge From Diversity To Inclusion: Helping Employees Cross The Lines Of Natural Affinity

Employment risks associated with employees bringing their whole selves to work

Marc Benioff Tells Salesforce Employees New Hires Are Less Productive

What Risks Are Associated With Lone Working?

Worker Safety

The Risks of Staff Using Personal Devices for Work

Employee contribution to negligence: The distinction between innocent error of judgement and intentional ignorance of risk.

Legal Framework And Mitigating Risks Associated With Employee Downsizing In India

What is permanent establishment risk & how does it affect your business?

What’s Ahead for Employees and Employers

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

The Future of Work: 4 Ways Companies Can Evolve to Usher in the Future of the Workplace

Here are all the new salary transparency laws going into effect in 2023

Employers plan largest raises since 2007 — is it enough?

Human Resources Mergers and Acquisitions Checklist

Employee Risk Management: What It Is and Why It Matters

Project Risk Analysis and Project Risk Management Webinars

Are employees your greatest asset or biggest risk?

What’s the risk of your employees opting out of change?

Mitigating Employment Risk

5 Internal Control Risks Every Organization Should Address

Top talent experts weigh in on 2023 hiring after economic woes roil year end

Top talent experts weigh in on 2023 hiring after economic woes roil year end

‘Quiet hiring’ will dominate the U.S. in 2023, says HR expert—and you need to prepare for it

5 Predictions for the Labor Market in 2023

What if my company can’t afford inflation raises?

8 risks you take if you fail to track employee engagement and retention

82% of workers want more sustainability training—Salesforce says it starts with HR

California Employers: Be Ready for 2023’s New Laws and Requirements

Here’s How Pay Transparency Can Help Employees And Employers

How HR is balancing pay transparency, volatile job market and executive demands

Telecommuting: The Pros, Cons and Risks of Working from Home

Return-to-office occupancy rates are bound to hit a ceiling—2023 could be the year

Employees still reluctant to return to the office, study finds

Tesla to implement hiring freeze, layoffs in Q1 2023: Report

Lots of layoffs, few jobless claims

Accessibility in the workplace, from return-to-work programs to accommodations

Amy’s Kitchen responds to accusation of sexual misconduct by Bay Area manager

JPMorgan’s chief U.S. economist warns of job losses and higher unemployment ahead: ‘We are expecting the economy to slip into a recession’

Solutions for Employers and Employees

Your boss might be hoping you quit because it’s easier and cheaper than firing you

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

Retaining the Team: How to Mitigate Your Number One Risk in a Tech M&A Deal

Protecting Employees in the Face of International Risks

How to Deal With Difficult Employees

Palantir’s CEO has a simple message for Silicon Valley workers uneasy with military contracts: ‘Don’t work here’

Federal ‘Human Capital’ officers see success in bulk hiring tactics

Why Empowering Employees To Give Back At Work Improves Retention

6 Ways to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees’ Mental Health as a Business Leader

Effective Strategies for Working with Problem Employees

3 Ways to Stay Competitive in the War for Talent

10 Work Perks Companies Should Offer in the Battle to Attract and Retain Employees

Employee expectations are changing. Here are 5 ways to keep up

In turbulent times, go for growth

6 steps you can take now to feel more financially prepared in the new year

5 ways to recession proof your money as soaring interest rates and record inflation make a downturn seem inevitable

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

Alternatives to SWOT Analysis

9 Hot-Button HR Issues Every Small Business Needs To Work On For 2023

How to Coach Your References to Help You Land a Job, According to an HR Expert

Hustle culture is a dangerous myth, burnout expert says. Here are 6 ways to beat it

Why HR leaders should document everything before firing someone

Auditing Employee Benefits – Risks, Assertions, And Procedures

How to fix high inflation, weak growth and labor shortages? Boost worker productivity.

Here’s how to be a winner in the war for talent

4 Tips For Increasing Employee Engagement In 2023

How can employees serve as recruitment tools?

7 Straightforward Ways to Reduce Turnover in Your Business

Why personnel departments need to return to basics

Most corporate virtual learning modules are “noninteractive,” with low retention rates.

How Employee Training Partnerships Can Benefit Your Business (and What to Look for in a Partner)

Strategic Empathy As A Source Of Competitive Advantage

Peer mentoring in the workplace: 10 benefits and best practices

Here’s What Savvy Buyers Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale.

That’s it, folks.

Special acknowledgement and thanks to HR Brew (Morning Brew) for its timely and provocative information.

And, Cheryl Cran, NextMapping, for 23 Workplace Trends for 2023.

I am the Original Business Buyer Advocate ®, and I can improve your marketability to business sellers, brokers, investors, and others. And then show you how to find and buy the right businesses the right ways.

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Why me?

For decades, worldwide, I’ve evaluated, trained, coached and advised searchers and buyers on the basis of hundreds of done deals. My colleagues have shared information about thousands of searchers and dealmakers.

  • We have no businesses to sell or recommend.
  • No conflict of interest.
  • Our loyalty is solely to buyers looking for opportunities leading to done deals.

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