Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How to Motivate

An ongoing concern among managers is keeping their employees or their teams motivated. When you start a new project or venture, motivation and energy are usually high, and people are filled with anticipation and anxious to go. As the work continues, however, the initial surge of energy may begin to subside. What can managers do… Read More »

Making a List, Checking It Twice

Many people make to-do lists for everything from work to household tasks. If you are not one of those people, you might want to think about doing it because there are many benefits to list making. In fact, the act of writing a list itself is a source of pleasure for some. It helps people… Read More »

Finding the Right Person for the Job

You are looking to fill a position at your company and you have done an analysis of the skills that are needed. You have posted an advertisement for the job. But you have been having difficulty finding people who have the right skills. What can you do to improve your chances of hiring someone? You… Read More »

Interviewing the Downshifting Candidate

Have you been coming across more and more resumes of people who appear to be “overqualified” for your open positions? Before tossing them aside as a) people who are out of work who are desperate for any job and/or b) candidates who are willing to take work for which they’re overqualified until they can find… Read More »

How to Increase Your Productivity

We are constantly bombarded by demands at work, everything demanding our attention at once. And with the advancement in technology, more things than ever are coming at us faster than ever. Amid all the demands and distractions, we still need to maintain our productivity and effectiveness. But with everything we have to contend with, we… Read More »

Reasons Candidates Will Relocate for Work

Companies are constantly looking for the best talent they can find, and often the people they want may not be in their backyard but in a geographically distant location. If this is the case, companies may try to entice the person they want to relocate. If your company is in this position, what kinds of… Read More »

Do Your Training Programs Measure Up?

Every company touts the value of training programs and their importance, but when budgets get tight, they are often the first things to go. But this kind of attitude is a misguided one because training programs, if done the right way, can really help a company improve employee engagement and increase productivity. In order to… Read More »

Before You Fire Someone

Terminating an employee is never and easy thing to do. It is difficult not only because you are dealing with the life of a person and this person’s career, but there is also the time and cost involved in hiring a another person, which you want to avoid if possible. But it may appear that… Read More »

Inspiring Innovation

Innovation is something that every company wants. All too often, however, it is an elusive thing. But it is possible to take steps to encourage innovation, to establish a culture of innovation at your company. To foster innovation, you need to allow your employees to take risks without fear of failure. In fact, as strange… Read More »