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Try a flexible work week for better engagement

I have people who consistently leave early. that creates a problem for other people here. Up to now I’ve turned a blind eye to the issue, knowing that being flexible can help people better deal with the rest of their lives outside of work. But I’m hearing more complaints and questions about why some people…
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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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Create Tailored Job Descriptions – A How To

We’re wrestling with how to specifically tailor job descriptions to each individual, so we’ll know exactly what we would want people to handle. Feels like a lot of work. Want people to accept and embrace the results. Want to be as clear as possible about what’s expected. Thoughts of the Day: Create a map of…
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