Developing Employee, Team and Staff Capabilities
Large companies are changing their cultures and amenities to appeal to Millenial (Gen Y) and Gen Z employees. That’s nice if you have deep pockets and lots of resources but what can small businesses do to attract and retain these workers?
Hiring managers are looking for many things in a new hire but what counts most? Is it enough to be an technical expert or is there more to the decision?
Entrepreneurs in business deal with a host of pressures and, often, taking care of themselves and those important to them are last on the list. Living in isolation has its consequences.
Summerhill Associates’ BASA tool is an innovative and legally defensible tool for developing employees and can be easily incorporated into a performance management and review process. It’s been developed through years of use in manufacturing organizations with measurable success.
Minnesotans have learned to not say what they mean. It’s the way things work around here. But is it helpful? No way!!!
Crucial components for building a solid foundation that enables high performance for teams
In the fifteen-plus years that I have been involved with teams – as a student of the team concept, a team member, a team leader, a manager and a consultant – I have learned some important lessons culled from personal experience: team members like working on teams, functional managers don’t know if they like teams or not, not everyone makes a good team member, and it’s a much more difficult to build and sustain a team over time than many people realize. For teams involved in new product development, these issues can be compounded by the need to work together in a creative environment. To do so effectively requires a heightened level of awareness from team members, team leaders, and the organizations that support them.
Don’t overlook organizational culture considerations in your hiring and promotion decisions. Here are some tips to making a great hire and avoiding some huge pitfalls down the road.