Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Popular Employee Assessment Tests

Have you ever hired an employee pretty much just based on his or her résumé, references, how he or she interviewed, and “just your gut” feelings?  And then did you have to let that employee go just a few months later? If you used an employee assessment test you may not have had that problem.… Read More »

How to Provide Effective Employee Feedback

As sure as the sun rises and sets, managers and supervisors are going to come to loggerheads with the unavoidable: employee issues. No business is immune, so hiding one’s head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich is not an option. In fact, avoidance is almost a sure way to see a minor issue become… Read More »

How to Deal with Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

It’s no secret that workers’ compensation costs are a major headache for companies struggling to keep the lid on spiraling expenses. It becomes even more troubling when the same medical procedures often cost more under workers’ compensation than under other forms of coverage. Understandably companies are actively seeking ways to trim excesses in workers’ compensation… Read More »

Temp-to-Hire Staffing: What, When and Why You Should Consider It

Have you ever hired someone who interviewed well, had glowing references and then, for some inexplicable reason, just didn’t work out? What a waste of yours and your mis-hire’s time. What a waste of your money. You can avoid this type of scenario with a temp-to-hire agreement with a staffing service. Temp-to-hire allows you “try… Read More »

Five Tips for Setting Yearly Goals for Your Team

It’s well known that those who set goals — deciding upon them and then writing them down — have a great chance of achieving them. If you’d like to put together some goals for your team at work, here are some suggestions on how to do so. The best kind of goals to set are… Read More »

Do Your Employees Buy Into Your Corporate Goals?

Are your employees aware of your corporate goals for 2011? Do they understand what they are working towards and why? Have you gained buy-in from your team? If you answered no to any of the above questions, you’re not alone.  In fact, many businesses do a sub par job communicating corporate goals and objectives and… Read More »