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Effective Management Tools 2017
Mar 1st, 2017
No matter how effective you are as a manger, if your employees are not happy then your productivity is not at its highest. Employee satisfaction with their job, manager, and environment are all essential for optimal employee performance. A manager is only as good as his or her team. Therefore,…
New Management Checklist 2017
Feb 1st, 2017
The move up the corporate ladder has many perils, including when you are the new boss for your former peers. The move may seem easy, but career coach and author Sherri Thomas warns executives of some pitfalls:   1. Beware the two extremes. New managers often fall into one of…
Interview Questions To Avoid 2017
Jan 1st, 2017
Most managers have a list of questions they prepare for those interviewing for positions at a corporation. However, there’s also a list of questions that interviewers cannot ask of potential employees, according to AllBusiness.com.   1. “How old are you?” and other age-related questions. State and federal laws prevent discrimination…
Aiming for Success
Dec 1st, 2016
A successful manager is only as good as the people that work for them. Training employees, fostering working relationships, and completing projects that have the greatest ROI all fall squarely on the shoulders of those in management.   Hire good people Consider personalities along with experience and skills. Retrain existing…
Inspiration Equals Success 2016
Nov 1st, 2016
Inspiration is the wellspring of innovation, both in the corporate world and in life. But, how do you become inspired? Mike Hugos, author of “Essentials of Supply Chain Management”, recommends that executives look for inspiration in the same manner in which an artist does:   Immerse yourself in the subject…
The Importance of Having a Demotion Policy 2016
Oct 1st, 2016
When people hear the word “demotion” there usually is a negative connotation that goes along with it. Despite what many people may think, a demotion is not always a bad thing for several reasons. Demoting an employee can be used when an employee has been promoted too quickly and they…
Avoiding Age Discrimination While Hiring 2016
Sep 1st, 2016
Executives need to be aware of shifts in the workplace and the labor pool that makes age discrimination claims an important management issue. “Shifts in demographic trends and judicial reasoning have combined to set the stage for a rapid rise in the risks posed by unsuccessful job candidates who fall…
Training: How to make it stick
Aug 1st, 2016
Training can seem like an easy answer for managers looking to increase employee productivity. However, many managers complain that the training session did not produce any long term effects or that the training participants did not make any changes in their performance. Why is it that companies spend thousands of…
Tips on How to Effectively Lead a Multi-generational Workforce 2016
Jul 1st, 2016
Over the past two years we have been inundated with reports on how the workplace is filled with four different generations for the first time in history. While these reports and their findings are valuable, as a leader it is important to know what you can do to ensure that…
Redefining Compensation 2016
Jun 1st, 2016
Management teams are beginning to restructure compensation packages in order to entice top candidates for positions that may appear as high risk during this economic downturn. Management is utilizing extra amenities catered towards employee retention incentives now that employee stocks in the company are no longer that enticing to the…