Posts Tagged: management best practices

Effective Communication to Onboard Your New Hires

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When a new hire is brought on board, the goal is to ensure they become productive as soon as possible. In some cases, managers may be tempted to expedite the onboarding process as a means of having the person handle critical duties faster, but failing to cover certain details at the beginning can yield disastrous Read more »

A Look into the Top 3 Management Articles of 2017

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The new year is approaching quickly, and many managers are looking toward the future, crafting plans for their team’s or company’s success. Often, this includes determining future hiring needs as well as forging new initiatives relating to personnel. To help you move into 2018, here is a roundup of the top three management articles from Read more »

Are Your Employees Communicating Effectively?

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Effective communication is one of the most important factors governing the success of an organization. As the boss, you set the tone for your team. If your employees are having issues with deadlines, performance or productivity, poor communication habits are likely at the root of the problem.  4 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Team Realign your Read more »

Courtesy – or the Lack of It – in the Workplace

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Technology has increased business effectiveness and efficiency, but in the area of human interaction, its influence has not been all good. Because technology has led to a decline in face-to-face interaction, there also has been a concurrent decline in polite behavior as well as civility and courtesy in dealing with others. Because this decline can Read more »

Mergers and Employee Morale

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Your company has just gone through a merger. This, naturally, is a big change for employees and presents a lot of anxiety and uncertainty in the workforce. What can you do to help lessen the uncertainty and improve morale? To help employees cope, it is important to explain to them why the merger occurred, what Read more »

Yes, Qualified Job Candidates DO Exist

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Despite the high unemployment, a common complaint of companies is that they still cannot find qualified workers. But research by human resource specialists is showing the problem may not be with the quality of the job candidates but with the unrealistic expectations of employers. According to Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources Read more »

New Standards for Measuring Company Investment in Employees

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The Society for Human Resource Management is coming up with a new standard for measuring the way companies invest in their workforces. The idea is to develop specific criteria that are measurable and concrete that will enable companies to show the investments they are making in their employees. Under the plan, currently in draft form, Read more »

Employees Leaving Retirement Accounts Behind

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When employees leave a job, there is one important thing that they usually forget to take with them – their retirement account money, according to Workforce Management. It’s something human resource departments need to keep in mind for departing workers, reminding them to take their retirement cash. This will save the company the time and Read more »

Helping Potential Employees Apply for Your Online Job Postings

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A recent survey shows that about one quarter of workers in the United States use social media exclusively to look for a job, rather than more traditional methods such as newspapers and recruiting firms. Worldwide, the number is even higher, with almost one-third of workers saying they rely on social media to look for employment. Read more »

Onboarding and Employee Turnover

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According to one source, the top issue for business during the next decade will be attracting and keeping the best workers. It is an ongoing problem for companies to find the right people. The issue becomes even more significant when you consider the results of a new survey, which shows that one-fourth of all new Read more »

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