Staffing

Power of Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing

Have you ever been part of a team where people openly chat with each other about a variety of topics while they are working until “that manager” steps into the room?  “That Manager” is so hyper-focused on productivity, he/she considers all non-work conversations as useless interruptions and quickly shuts them down rather than seeing them as opportunities to create a sense of value among their staff.

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New Hire Success: Effective Onboarding Strategies to Make it Happen

You might have heard the saying, “Nothing is more crippling than a bad hire.” Successful entrepreneurs are known for their dedication, willingness and ambition to drive growth. However, with growth, there is no doubt many obstacles take form, and many challenges become a bit daunting. To meet an ever-growing demand, it is vital for business owners to seek and onboard critical talent as needed. Growing the team strategically always bears the best fruit.

That is why it is crucial to perfect your onboarding methodologies. But it will take plenty of work, resources and planning. Genuinely welcoming a new member to your team goes beyond just a simple orientation or reading the employee handbook. You have to make the new hire feel truly wanted, creatively show your appreciation for what they bring to the table and demonstrate how you can cultivate them to become a stronger member of your team. Let’s look at the top onboarding strategies for new hire success.

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10 Recruitment Bottlenecks and How to Solve Them

Roadblocks in the hiring process can land any company into a mess. These obstacles or “bottlenecks” put a dead stop to all the efficiency and momentum that took you years to integrate into the human resources department.

The most dangerous thing about bottlenecks in talent recruitment management is that they may feel as if the problems have existed and leeched into your system since the beginning. However, it is vital to understand that you cannot consider these bottlenecks to be a part of your company standard operating procedure.

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6 Techniques to Make Your Small Business Hiring More Effective | Extraordinary Business

The human resource is considered the resource to create all other resources. And for smaller businesses, the stakes for good hiring are higher because each new employee is a bigger part of their business. For example, adding a new member to a 10-people company means increasing 10% of the workforce. That’s the impact of the new hire for a small business. So you need to be as smart about your hiring as possible. Let’s look at 6 hiring techniques that will make your small business hiring more effective.
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How to Measure the Success of Employee Training | Extraordinary Business

The hiring process is stressful, any business leader will tell you. It’s not simply finding candidates with the right education and experience, they have to fit into your present ‘family’ of employees smoothly. Adding new employees to your workforce is tricky and requires more time than just about any aspect of operating a business.
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Are Your Employees a 3 or a 5 ? | Extraordinary Business

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If you had to individually rate the performance of your staff on the following 1 – 5 scale, where would they fall?
1 = Extremely Poor Performance – Termination Probable
2 = Minimum Performance – Executes the basics of what’s required and nothing more
3 = Satisfactory Performance – Fulfills job requirements with a decent attitude
4 = Great Performance – Shows Initiative and helps out where needed
5 = Excellent Performance – Consistently goes above and beyond what’s required
I’ll bet most of your employees fall in the 3 range, and only a minor percentage of your staff fall in the 4 or 5 category.   Am I right?
What would it be like if MOST of your staff were at a performance level of 4 and 5?  How would your business function then?  How would your customers benefit?   How would your checkbook benefit?
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To Staff….or Not To Staff | Extraordinary Business

You are a business owner – an entrepreneur. Your company has been around for a number of years, has had decent, steady clients and the Company seems to be growing at a predictable rate. Nice position – but what is next. You are working around the clock to meet customer or client expectations along with running the business.
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