If you set goals (preferably SMART goals) for yourself, your business and/or your team, have you checked to see how it’s going? Are you, your business and your team on track? Hopefully you and they are now well on their way to achieving the goals, but have you actually checked? Do you need to make adjustments to get back on track or to stay on track? Or is everything going well? If you, your business and your team are…Continue
Make sure the people you hire and work with are the right fit for your company. It makes life so much easier and less stressful if the people you work with share the same values and are all pulling in the same direction. On top of that, each time you recruit and hire someone it costs you and your company time and money, so if you hire someone who is not the right fit, and they leave, it will cost you time and money to repeat the recruitment process and hire a replacement. If they…Continue
The time when a new staff member joins your company is the time when they are most motivated and energized. This is when they most want to make a good impression and make fast progress. Harness their energy and start them off well by using a consistent, well thought-out induction program. Induction could be a check list, a series of processes toed to a checklist or a full multi-faceted program depending on the size of your company.
Induction is also known as onboarding. As its name…Continue
In a previous article I talked about on-the-job development, which is how we learn most of what we know. Occasionally you might attend a training class. Training classes can accelerate the acquisition of knowledge and skills (the practical application of knowledge). Training classes should be seen as an opportunity to put yourself in ‘learning’ mode away from other distractions. The…Continue