Monthly Archives: September 2014

It’s Time to Think About Holiday Hiring NOW

September 24, 2014 | 1,207 views

It's Time to Think About Holiday Hiring NOW

It's Time to Think About Holiday Hiring NOW

The fourth quarter always seems so far away…until it’s right upon us. While it’s just September, it’s actually time to get a game plan in place on how you’ll amp up your staff to handle the holiday shopping season.

 

Step 1: Look at Last Year’s Numbers

While no two years are ever identical when it comes to the flow of business during the Christmas season, last year can give you an idea of what you should plan for. (If you’re not keeping detailed info on how many temporary hires you brought on during the last months of the year, start doing so this year to help you in future years.)

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Who on Your Team Should Manage Your Social Media?

September 17, 2014 | 1,059 views

Who on Your Team Should Manage Your Social Media?

Who on Your Team Should Manage Your Social Media?

Whether you run an ice cream shop, a boutique hotel, or a restaurant, you need to reach your customers. And social media is a fantastic tool to do so…only you may not have time to manage it yourself. Before you completely write off social media as a marketing tool for your company, look to your staff to find a social media guru.

 

Outline Your Needs

It takes more than knowing how to post cute party pics to Facebook to manage your brand’s social media profiles, so start by knowing exactly what you need.

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10 Tips to Better Employee Training

September 10, 2014 | 1,243 views

10 Tips to Better Employee Training

10 Tips to Better Employee Training

While training your new employees is one of the most costly components of your HR needs, it’s also one of the most essential. A well-trained employee will thrive in her work environment, make your job easier, and keep customers happy.

 

Here we look at 10 tips to make the process easier.

 

1. Outline Each Role Thoroughly

If you’re not clear on what each position should do in your company, how can you train for it? You can use your job description as a jumping off point for this, but create a document that really details what that job requires and what tasks that employee will be responsible for.

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5 Things Kindergarten Teachers Can Tell You About Managing Employees

September 3, 2014 | 1,052 views

5 Things Kindergarten Teachers Can Tell You About Managing Employees

5 Things Kindergarten Teachers Can Tell You About Managing Employees

For those of us with kids, this time of year indicates back to school. My son is entering the fifth grade, but my neighbor teaches kindergarten. She’s both excited at the opportunity to shape young minds, while also overwhelmed with some of their personalities!

There are a lot of parallels between managing kindergartners and managing employees, I’m sure she’d say. Let’s take a look at some of the lessons those teachers might share.

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