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Category: Human Resources

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Recruiting employees is key for business success

I interviewed an “A” player but the team passed on her. In retrospect I should have brought her in. How do I get my team to recognize and embrace bringing on high quality talent? Thoughts of the day: Make sure your team is confident in their roles. Define the goals that need to be met, and…
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Cross training allows for replacement plans

If someone on the management team were to get sick, we’d need a replacement plan. What would that look like? Thoughts of the Day: Having people ready to step into another job reduces personnel crises. Cross training makes it easy to train one’s replacement. Replacement training can be good for morale. Be sure to explain…
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Train employees to avoid repeat mistakes

We are having trouble getting some of our employees to pay attention when they make mistakes. It’s almost like they get in a groove and can’t get themselves out of it. When there’s a mistake, we discuss it. The employees tell me they get it and then turn around and do it again. What am…
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Growing with Labor Shortages

We’re finding it hard to take in more work at the moment. With the labor shortages, and unemployment so low, we are short on staff needed to produce the work. We’re finding it hard to find enough people who are interested or qualified to work for us. How do we keep growing if this is…
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Family Owned Business: Set Company Culture

We’re a family-owned small business with a history of saying we’re family oriented with all of our employees. But we’re having trouble explaining what that means to our employees and potential new hires. Thoughts of the Day: Smart companies pay a lot of attention to culture and fit. Family owned businesses can mean different things…
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