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How to Establish Your Core Values

Values bring energy and direction; they’re at the heart of what makes an individual tick. When people deeply understand their values, they can create a way of operating in the world that leads them to [more…]

Taking Perceptual Positions with NLP

Perceptual positions help you imagine what difficult situations look like when viewed with others’ eyes. The term refers to the ability to imagine what others perceive by imagining that you are that other [more…]

Deciding How Frequently to Pay Your Business’s Employees

Deciding how frequently you’ll pay employees is an important point to work out before hiring staff. Most businesses choose one or more of these pay periods: [more…]

Determining Net Pay for Employees in Your Business

Net pay is the amount a person is paid after subtracting taxes and benefits. So, after all deductions are subtracted from an employee’s gross pay, you are left with the net pay. After you figure out all [more…]

Cafeteria Benefits Plans: Offering Choices to Employees

Cafeteria plans are benefit plans that offer employees a choice of benefits based on cost. Employees can pick and choose from those benefits and put together a benefit package that works best for them [more…]

Collective Bargaining Basics: Labor Unions Negotiate Employee Contracts

Collective bargaining refers to negotiations between an employer and a group of employees to determine conditions of employment, such as wages, working hours, overtime, holidays, sick leave, vacation time [more…]

How to Delegate Tasks among Employees

No manager can do everything alone, MBA or not. Delegating is an effective tool that business managers can use to achieve goals. If you delegate work, responsibility, and authority to employees, you'll [more…]

How to Reward Employees Effectively

As a business manager, you know your employees will be happier, perform better, and stay at their job longer when they're recognized and rewarded for doing a good job. Do your part as manager by using [more…]

Building Rapport in Relationships

Rapport is about making a two-way connection between people. It is the foundation for any relationship. When it comes to building rapport, size doesn’t matter. You can develop rapport on a one-to-one basis [more…]

Your Persuasion and Influence To-Do List

This is a list of behaviours for you to adopt that can help you become a person of persuasion and influence. Rather than tackling them all at once, pick one or two to begin with and focus on them for a [more…]

How to Ensure Smooth Job Transitions

It’s not enough to simply develop a succession plan and set it into motion. In addition to monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting it as necessary, there is one very important element that must be carefully [more…]

Support Cross-Functional Teamwork for Business Change

One of the best things about having a diverse change team that supports cross-functional work is that the team will help drive buy-in throughout the organization because the team members come from various [more…]

The Importance of Teamwork to Business Change

You’ve heard that two is better than one; a cord of three can’t be broken; there’s no “I” in “team.” A team working together well is a beautiful thing. Here are a few of the best aspects of teamwork: [more…]

How to Draw Out a Speaker with Probing Questions

One of the key duties of a meeting facilitator is to make sure participants' ideas are understood by everyone. Probing with questions is a listening tool you can use to draw out and add depth to the speaker's [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Running a Great Meeting In A Day For Dummies

Scheduling Time to Manage and Interact with Your Staff

If you're a manager, you walk a fine line: It's important to be available to staff to address issues and offer encouragement, but you need to prevent in-person interruptions while maintaining your role [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Effective Time Management In A Day For Dummies

How to Write Your Business’s Employee Handbook and Procedures Manual

Even if your business has only a handful of employees, keeping your basic policies and procedures well documented through an employee handbook and procedures manual is always a good practice. Whatever [more…]

How to Evaluate Your Employee Training Program

Whether through surveys or meetings, you need to get feedback on your business’s onboarding program for new employees so you can make improvements for future new hires. Here are some questions that can [more…]

How to Plan a Staffing Strategy

The traditional business hiring notion of finding the best people to fill job openings has been replaced by a much more dynamic concept. It’s generally referred to as [more…]

Basics for Writing Job Descriptions

The job description is where your business’s hiring criteria are first formally set forth. But this doesn’t mean just any garden-variety job description will do. The job description you’ll construct will [more…]

How to Use Employee Profile and Time Management Systems

An employee management system, often called a human resources information system (HRIS), is the traditional foundation of a company’s HR technology. It serves as a central repository of employee data. [more…]

How to Use Benefits and Payroll Administration Systems

Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) can be a great tool for your business to use to track and manage employees and potential employees. Many systems include benefits administration and payroll administration [more…]

How to Use Employee Self-Service Features of Human Resources Information Systems

Human Resources Information Systems (HRISs) designed with an employee self-service interface give workers more ownership of their data by providing ready access to information such as their profiles, benefits [more…]

How to Align Staff with Business Needs

Strategic staffing in your business begins with an effort to reassess your department’s human resource requirements in the context of your firm’s business priorities. It’s a mindset rather than a process [more…]

How Employee Diversity Can Work for Your Company

Diversity in your company’s workforce includes a lot more than minority representation in your employee pool. Trends such as delayed retirement, second careers, and increased longevity mean that the age [more…]

How to Choose the Right Firm to Meet Your Contingent Staffing Needs

The case for using a staffing firm to help execute a contingency staffing strategy is fairly airtight. Firms that specialize in providing contingent workers already have a pool of experienced people they [more…]

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