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Effective Talent Management Starts with Job-fit

Posted by Vy Huynh on Nov 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Organizations that truly value  effective talent management place a priority on ensuring good job fit. One way to maximize job fit is to use employee assessments in the employee selection process. Managers need a plan before they seek applicants. Good workers are difficult to find, and a manager needs to not only focus on stellar qualities, but also a person's ability to fit into a certain work culture or accomplish a particular job description.

Lucky is the organization that has the right people in the right place at the right time, or optimal job fit. These organizations operate like high-performance luxury automobiles, zooming along the highway while lesser engines chug, sputter, and die.

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Topics: Leadership Skill Improvement, Team Management, Effective Hiring

How to Lead Your Sales Team to Greatness

Posted by Kieu Nguyen on Mar 11, 2014 8:30:00 PM

True sales effectiveness requires creating and building manager skills and a management culture that adds value to the sales force.

It happens all the time: the top salesperson gets promoted to sales manager. The organization soon discovers, however, that the skills and perspectives that made this person a top salesperson are not contributing to success as a sales manager, and may in fact be detrimental to the sales role.

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Topics: sales skill, Workplace Management, Leadership Skill Improvement, Team Management

Want to build the best balanced team? Combine these four letters!

Posted by Vy Huynh on Dec 17, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Teamwork is now a working trend in many companies. They build teams to do projects, to solve customers’ dissatisfaction, to brainstorm ideas for new products, new promotion campaigns, or many others business purposes...The fact is many companies know that they should build teams but they don’t really know how to build effective teams that work well together and that can be a difficult task.

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Topics: balanced team, DISC, Workplace Management, Team Management

4 Tips for Leadership Development

Posted by Kieu Nguyen on Nov 26, 2013 10:30:00 AM

What do you do to develop leaders in your company?

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Topics: Leadership Skill Improvement, Training and Development in Business, Team Management

Hey! You’re in a Leadership Position for a Reason…Engage Your People!

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Sep 13, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Many companies have made significant cuts to their workforce, which almost certainly weighs heavily on their remaining employees. To get the job done, organizations tend to rely on a core group of employees whom they trust and believe in. How can you keep these individuals motivated and engaged to perform – and for how long?

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Topics: Communication Skill, Leadership Skill Improvement, Team Management

Get Rid of Coworker Conflict Once and For All

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Aug 6, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Contrary to the popular phrase, ignorance is not bliss! Especially if you’re managing two workers who genuinely don’t get along. When employees dislike each other, their animosity can turn a healthy working space into a toxic environment. Coworker conflict is inevitable; you can’t be everyone’s best friend.

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Topics: DISC, Workplace Management, Team Management

All Aboard! 5 Factors of a Successful Onboarding Process

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Jul 2, 2013 8:00:00 AM

5 Factors of a Successful Onboarding Process

Do you remember your first day of school? That moment standing at the bus stop, lunch box in hand, waving your mother good-bye, and your heart beating faster than ever. Well starting at a new job feels the same way. We’ve all been there – dressed in your finest business attire with butterflies in your stomach as you enter through the doors of a brand new job. But did you know it’s estimated that 45% of new-hires fail within 18 months?

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Topics: Training and Development in Business, Team Management

4 Reasons to Focus Your Team Building Around Team Players, Not Just High Achievers

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Mar 12, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Every team is different but all have the common characteristic of a shared end goal. This is the reason the team exists. Pursuit of this end goal is the measure of a team’s success. It does not matter if a team is comprised of the best employees at your company. If they are not making timely progression toward a goal, the team has failed. It may seem that selecting the highest performing employees would make the most successful team possible. But the highest performing employees are not always the best picks.

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Topics: Workplace Management, Team Management

Aesop’s Fable: A Tale of Teamwork

Posted by Shekhar Bhusannavar on Mar 4, 2013 8:48:00 AM

Have you ever heard of Aesop’s FableThe Belly and the Members? Well the fable reads:
“One fine day it occurred to the Members of the Body that they were doing all the work and the Belly was having all the food. So they held a meeting, and after a long discussion, decided to strike work till the Belly consented to take its proper share of the work. So for a day or two, the Hands refused to take the food, the Mouth refused to receive it, and the Teeth had no work to do. But after a day or two the Members began to find that they themselves were not in a very active condition: the Hands could hardly move, and the Mouth was all parched and dry, while the Legs were unable to support the rest. So thus they found that even the Belly in its dull quiet way was doing necessary work for the Body, and that all must work together or the Body will go to pieces.”

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Topics: Workplace Management, Team Management

Delegating is a Win-Win for Employees and Managers

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Jan 3, 2013 8:15:00 AM

The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work.” - Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney

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Topics: Leadership Skill Improvement, Team Management

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