Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Five Questions to Assess a Candidate’s Self-Awareness

When looking for a new employee, you are always looking for person who’s a great fit technically, someone who has the hard skills needed for the job. There are other qualities you are looking for as well, the so-called soft skills – a person’s judgment, resilience, drive, creativity, adaptability and ability to work with others.… Read More »

How to Build New Company Culture From the Ground Up

A great company culture does not happen by itself. It takes time and effort and a commitment from everyone in the company, especially the leadership. But having a good culture is important. Studies have shown that businesses with good cultures are top performers, with employees who are productive and engaged. Set the Foundation The first… Read More »

How Can You Prevent Candidates and Employees from Leaving Unexpectedly?

Job abandonment, also known as ghosting, is a term used to describe a situation where a person simply stops showing up for work without notice or warning. Employees are less content to stay in a job where they feel underappreciated or disengaged – and won’t wait to jump at another opportunity. It is happening more… Read More »

The Best Ways to Manage a Team of Diverse Personalities

When you manage a team, you want to get everyone working together to achieve a common goal. You want to make sure everyone is being utilized in the best way to achieve the best outcome. As a team manager, you need to get the most out of each person. This starts with knowing how to… Read More »

Three Ways to Foster an Innovative Team

Innovation is something all businesses are looking for these days, and they want people who are innovative. The image many have of innovative people, thanks mostly to figureheads such as Steve Jobs, is someone with a quicksilver personality, a little abrasive and unpredictable. But the truth is many innovative people are not like that. They… Read More »

Engage Your Local Community Through Corporate Social Responsibility

Being a good corporate citizen is good for the community, a way of helping and improving the lives of others. But it has many advantages for companies as well – it enhances their reputation and improves employee morale and productivity. It raises the profile of the company, making it easier for the business to attract… Read More »

Three Ways to Cultivate Passionate Employees in Your Workplace

Employee engagement is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. More companies are realizing the importance of having employees who are happy in their jobs and enjoy coming to work each day. Research has shown that engaged employees are more productive than disengaged ones, and they stay with a company longer as well. Here is… Read More »

How to Handle Workforce Issues

Things are not going well with your business. Revenue is slipping while operating costs are climbing. You need to identify the problem or problems. When hunting for these issues, there are three main areas to look at – your employees, your operations, and the market for your goods or services. The market conditions look good,… Read More »

Communication, Body Language and Empathy

A key part of good management is effective communication. This helps to establish a positive culture at work, one where people have empathy for each other. Showing empathy is important, research has found, because it increases employee engagement and productivity. Empathy is especially important when giving feedback because you want to be honest about a… Read More »

How Job Rotations Can Help Your Company

Looking for a way to boost employee morale, help them learn new skills, and keep them at your company? Job rotation may be one way to do all three. By using job rotations, employees are not locked into the same position with a limited career path. Instead, they move through a number of different jobs… Read More »