Dec

8

2017

Think of each member of a company as a piece of a puzzle. With each piece you get a small glimpse into the image that makes up the entire puzzle. When each person is positioned just so, the picture becomes clear enough for everyone to see. This is the objective in getting your new team member focused. Channeling...

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Dec

7

2017

Once you’ve hired a new team member, the orientation process begins. Not only do they need to be acquainted with their particular job but also with the company. They can focus on their duties better when the preliminaries are out of the way. Move Steady but Consistently Getting a new hire, up...

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Dec

6

2017

The biggest part is over. You have interviewed each candidate that has applied for the available position. You have their answers to your questions, their resumes and any other notes about observations that you have taken. It is time to select the right person to hire. It is Time to Choose At this point,...

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Mar

10

2017

Where do you begin when addressing a performance problem? So many managers begin in the wrong place by putting the employee on the defensive. Here are some easy ways to begin that process on the good foot and hopefully keeping the ball rolling in the right direction. No employee is perfect. Some problems...

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Jan

26

2017

In today’s workplace, there is a lot of diversity. One aspect of the diversified work force that is not often considered is generational. Age plays a significant role in how people perceive their job in the workplace, how they communicate and also how they respond to changes that occur. Keep reading...

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Dec

8

2016

The Difference Between Managing Contractors and Managing Employees

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Tools to Train Your Team

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Contractors and employees are vastly different. You’re probably already familiar with the hiring differences. You know that employees require you to pay payroll taxes, benefits, and so on, whereas contractors only get payment for work. It’s easier to hire, and fire, contractors too. However, the...

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Dec

1

2016

3 Best Practices For Effective Communication

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Tools to Train Your Team

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It’s hard to speak and feel that your words are not received well. That happens to managers who are addressing their team with less than effective communication skills. On the flip side, it’s just as difficult to listen to someone who is speaking to you but saying nothing that you understand. In...

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Nov

24

2016

4 Communication Styles Problems: What Are They And How Can We Avoid Them?

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Tools to Train Your Team

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When it comes to communication, there are dos and don’ts. We have already discussed the dos. Effective communication depends as much on the speaker as it does the listener. But halves must be aligned in order for the exchange to be deemed successful. Now it’s time to discuss the don’ts. What can...

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Nov

17

2016

4 Communication Styles: How To Identify Your Communication Style And Why It Is Important

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management, Tools to Train Your Team

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Have you ever been talking to someone and thought, “This person just doesn’t get what I’m saying?” It could be that, while you are discussing the same topic, they have a different viewpoint altogether. In the world of work, we call that communication style. Keep reading and find out about the...

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Nov

4

2016

How to Create a Self-Directed Team

Deanna Maio

Tools to Train Your Team

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Part of the power of having a team of outsourced professionals and contractors is to let go of tasks and the need to oversee everything. Let’s face it, if you have to babysit your contractors and check in with them daily, then you’re not really saving yourself much time, nor are you getting the biggest...

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