Managing Your Employees

Hire for Success

This article focuses on how to hire for success. It begins with a discussion of how to plan for hiring and establish the need for a new employee. It then delves into the recruitment process, including interviewing and advertising the position. Finally, we discuss how to make an effective job offer to be certain that you and your new employee get off to the right start. At the end of this article, you will also find a useful Applicant Evaluation Form.

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Hire a Sales Staff

The following article is designed for managers and supervisors who are responsible for selecting a dynamic sales force. Your sales force is the "face" of the company, so you need talented, professional and highly motivated individuals who will positively represent your company. This article will guide you through the process of recruiting and building a successful sales team.

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Building an Effective Team

The purpose of this article is to reveal how your organization can establish the conditions for successful team behavior and results. This article provides a six step process that reveals how to best get a team started, define team goals, select the best candidates for team membership, establish the role of a team leader, secure the resources a team needs to succeed, and to measure and reward success.

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Becoming a Manager of A High-Performance Work Team

The purpose of this article is to help you shape any team into a high performing work system. The article focuses on helping you acquire the skills needed to manage any team at a level of high performance. It will help you define the role of the team leader and the roles of team members, and it will enable you to effectively communicate these responsibilities in order to create an environment of shared values and minimum conflict.

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When to Delegate

Delegating tasks and responsibility is a vital component of time management. The primary reason most people delegate is to decrease their workload, which enables them to focus on other tasks and responsibilities. Other reasons to delegate include improved staff satisfaction, better ability to get an increased amount of work done, and faster career growth for the supervisor and the employee who completes the project. Not only does the supervisor's workload decrease, but his staff members also have the opportunity to advance. When delegation is effective, the entire team and the business itself can succeed.

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Time Management Strategies

Are you one of the 78 percent of adults who wish they had more time to stop and smell the roses? If so, this article is for you. In today's fast-paced business environment, managing time is critical. The average American works 46 hours a week on the job and takes six hours of work home with them. Therefore, managing and making the most efficient use of your time really matters!

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Measure Employee Effectiveness

This article looks at how productivity measurements can be used in your organization to measure the effectiveness of your employees. The article looks at both manufacturing industries, where production costs are based on worker output, and service industries, where productivity is determined by tasks performed or customers serviced in a given amount of time. An understanding of productivity measures can help you positively affect your business's profitability.

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Fostering Entrepreneurial Ideas

This article will help you discover who your intrapreneurial employees are and how you can encourage, shape and mold their creativity. The article also focused on how to establish the lines of responsibility for intrapreneurial employees and their projects, as well as examining some of the potential drawbacks. By the time you finish this article, you should have a wealth of ideas about how to develop an intrapreneurial spirit within your organization.

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