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Just Do Your Job

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What is all this talk about employee engagement? Why should I care if they are ‘engaged’? I just need them to do their job.First, let’s address what it means to be engaged at work. It means fully understanding the goals and expectations of the manager, what challenges and successes are occurring in ...
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Do I have to provide a written offer letter for new hires?

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Technically, no. However, it is advised as an HR best practice. Simply put, you will avoid any false claims down the road, such as, “I was told I would be paid $24 an hour versus $18 an hour”. Putting the legal risks to the side, an offer letter starts the working relationship out on theright track ...
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3 keys to drive revenue in 2018

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I believe it is safe to say the market today is unique, unlike any other time that I can recall. So, let’s get to the point. Simply put, I am going to share with you the 3 keys to drive revenue for your business in 2018. It is all about the relationships! If you place purposeful focused energy and ...
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Our mission, vision and values

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Employe Engagement and Motivation

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Employee engagement comes from leadership
I need to motivate my staff. Their engagement level seems to have fallen to the way side along with their productivity level. What advice do you have?Did you know that companies with engaged staff have higher profit? Unfortunately, approximately 70% of the workforce is actively disengaged. ...
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I keep hiring the wrong people. Why?

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Q: I am having trouble hiring the right person for the job? What am I doing wrong? Having the right employees in the right roles for the right amount of time simply cannot be downplayed. It does seem like a pretty easy concept, right? Then why do so many companies get it wrong? During the hiring ...
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Guns in the Workplace

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Can I ban my employees from bringing a gun into our workplace? As of today, under the “Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008”, Florida law allows people a right to carry a concealed weapon in a vehicle on company property. This is often ...
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Do your team inefficiencies frustrate you?

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Listening Leadership requires ListeningIf you are frustrated with or simply tired of chaos, constant employee mistakes, missed deadlines, inefficiencies, a negative work environment, poor morale, poor company or department reputation, you can make a difference. If the hard costs are the real ...
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4 Tips to Ensure a Successful and Interactive Retreat

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Interactive retreats for companies used to be extremely popular, but they lost their allure in recent years. It’s time to bring them back. If done correctly, these corporate meeting retreats can do wonders for your company culture. If you don’t spend enough time on the retreat planning process, ...
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3 Things CEO’s Must Do in 2018

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3 Things CEO’s Must Do in 20181. Develop your People.The war on talent is stronger than ever in 2018. Finding qualified, effective people is difficult and expensive. Keeping them is vital! Developing your managers into true leaders should be CEO’s one concern. Closely followed after that is ...
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6 Skills To Look For In A New Employee

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If you’re searching for qualified job candidates, it’s essential that you find workers who will be a perfect fit for your business and have plenty of desirable skills. Once you find the right employees, you can provide certain organizational development training methods to improve their skills and ...
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Essential Books for Improving Company Culture and Productivity: Part 2

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Employee development is an essential aspect of running a successful business. You’ve already read about how popular books like Tribal Leadership, The Happiness Advantage, and High Output Management can help a business thrive, but now it’s time to take a deeper dive into books that focus more on ...
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Essential Books for Improving Company Culture and Productivity: Part 1

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There are many aspects of business that need to be in place for a company to thrive. Not only does an organization need to have a team full of hardworking, competent, and engaging employees, but it must have its own culture of success and growth.Organizational development training modules can help ...
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Communication Challenges?

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Communication Challenges?Stop Monkeying Around!Call us 407-367-0883The post Communication Challenges? appeared first on BlackRain Partners.
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Why Soft Skills Are Just As Important As Hard Skills In Organizational Development

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It’s important for employees to be trained in technical skills to help keep companies competitive and productive. However, it’s also necessary to create an employee development plan that enables workers to develop soft skills in addition to hard skills. Up to 16% of employers evaluating job ...
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3 Necessary Training Strategies to Ensure a Successful Workplace Culture

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In the near future, employees who start new jobs might be using VR headsets to learn about the job.According to Biz Tech, executives at various companies are using VR for training to provide users with an immersive experience that simulates real-world examples and situations that they will likely ...
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Having a difficult time getting people to respond to your email messages? 

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Having a difficult time getting people to respond to your email messages? Use our tips to help improve communication:a. Who is the audience? (Is the message written to that audience? Do you need several message types for several audiences?b. What do you want them to learn/ why? Does the email ...
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How Improved Communication Between Leaders And Employees Reduces Turnover

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One of the most important factors to have in a successful workplace is effective communication between leaders and employees. According to a study by Watson Wyatt, businesses that utilize effective communication are up to 50% more likely to have reduced turnover rates. These positive results are ...
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