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Archive for September, 2019

Attracting the right talent for your company

by Ann Connor

Having Trouble Finding the Right Staff?

Are you having trouble finding the right staff?  Have you had too few responses to your ads, or too many, not so qualified candidates?

Maybe you need to put some thought to creating an Employee Acquisition Plan.  A good employee acquisition or talent recruitment plan will consistently generate more than enough leads and attract high quality employees.  It should include the use of multiple recruitment strategies to market for employees in creative ways.

 

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Setting Clear Expectations for Your Team

by Ann Connor

Clear Expectations

It is vitally important to whatever business endeavor you are pursuing that the team you have around you understands their mission clearly. Clear expectations at the outset of a project, be it a new product launch or building a new department in the company, provide a solid guideline and should form a cohesive vision for everyone involved.

To ensure success in any given project, it can be valuable to present a set of behavior expectations or work on one with your team. One way to develop this is a “team charter” or contract upon which all members agree. This code of conduct can help to guide the team through its growth, reminding members to be respectful of colleagues, contribute their opinions when they are solicited, and addressing conflicts personally on a one-to-one basis.

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Cross-Cultural Understanding in the Workplace – by Paula Mathews

by Paula Mathews

As the US becomes more diverse and as even small companies reach out globally to employees and customers, cross-cultural understanding becomes ever more important. Most authorities recommend starting with similarities to build understanding at work, including the universal need for respect, communication, and encouragement. All employees need information about the company’s business plan, a chance to hone their skills on the job, appropriate rewards for work, and access to training and resources.

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Management Tips

Manage Your Business Before IT Manages You

by Ann Connor

Managing a Business

Managing a business is time consuming and often stressful. Exhaustion looms over the day and causes many business owners to allow their businesses to dictate their schedule, their mind, and even their life. Understanding how to properly manage your business before it manages you should be the number one focus before any other fundamentals can even be addressed.

Organization can help you to manage your schedule each day without error. Once all managerial tasks are categorized and easily accessible, less mistakes will be made. With less mistakes comes less stress. Upholding the duties left to the manager in a manner conducive to production, one can combat stress and focus on priorities.

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