NowX - January 2019

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It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of Ron Cousins on November 29. We appreciate all of the concern and support you have given us. Ron leaves behind a legacy of integrity, consistency, and long-lasting relationships. As those who have been fortunate to know and work with Ron, we all have lost a dear and inspiring friend. No words can adequately express our sadness at Ron’s death or our gratitude to have worked with him. We will honor his memory by continuing to represent the values he loved so much. Our vision and guiding principles remain strong. NowX will continue to provide the highest level of service and support, committed to you and the success of your business. FROM YOUR Now X Team

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It’s the time of year when business owners and their leadership teams sit down to draft up their plans and goals for the coming year. Some businesses use this exercise as a chance to nail down their trajectory, while others engage in the process simply because they feel they have to. If you fall in the latter camp, you could stand to devote a little more time and energy to determine how the coming year will look. After all, it’s hard to guide your teams forward when you don’t have a destination in mind. As a business owner, it’s up to you to set the tone for how the next 12 months will look for your organization. While every company’s goals will be unique, there are a few universal aims that will affect nearly every business in 2019. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three New Year’s resolutions that you should consider adopting.

In Ron’s honor,

The NowX Team

RESOLVE TO RETAIN EMPLOYEES

According to benefits-consulting company Hodges-Mace, millennial employee turnover costs the American economy upward of $30 billion per year. The number is so big because recruiting, hiring, and training new team members is an expensive and time-intensive process. Holding onto your talent matters regardless of the economic climate, but it’s especially crucial when the job market is strong. When good people walk out your doors during a talent shortage, you’ll struggle to replace them with candidates of equal caliber.

Don’t assume that your staff’s eyes will never wander. According to Fortune magazine, 86 percent of currently employed workers are actively looking for better opportunities. To

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