Essential Stay Interview Questions

How to Conduct a Stay Interview One of the major challenges for the recruiters of today is talent scarcity, and one method to try to ensure that recruits stay with your company for the long term is the stay interview. A stay interview involves the organization being evaluated by an existing employee in an attempt to ensure that they will remain with the company and is essentially the opposite of an employee appraisal. It is a good interview tactic to first conduct stay interviews with your firm’s best performers, those whose exit would adversely affect your company’s productivity. Conduct one-on-one
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Tap Your Employees’ Innovation

Focus on Employee Innovation The best way to motivate employees to become more creative and innovative is by liberating people from job descriptions that focus on what they can’t do instead of what they can. Then, on an ongoing basis, attend to these important psychological factors: Purpose. A mission statement is fine, but it’s only a first step. You should constantly reinforce what your organization wants to achieve, and why it’s a worthwhile goal. Belonging. Employees want to feel welcome and included. Pay attention to them as individuals. Find out what drives them to succeed, so you can use that
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Follow These Steps for Successful Teamwork

Teamwork and Collaboration – Key Essentials Collaboration and teamwork are essential in today’s workplace. To contribute to your organization’s success while working together, follow these guidelines:   Discuss your goals. Whatever the project is, sit down to define what you’re trying to accomplish. Document goals in clear language so everyone knows what success requires.   Identify each other’s strengths. Find out what people do well so you can use their skills accordingly. Pair up people with complementary strengths and weaknesses so they can balance each other and do good work.   Determine roles and responsibilities. Once you’ve set down goals
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Stay on the Right Side of the Cost Benefit Analysis!

Importance of Balancing the Costs and Benefits Decisions Balancing the costs and benefits of any decision, large or small, is an important responsibility for any leader. Do it right by following these rules:   Explore options widely. Don’t be in a hurry. It’s tempting to commit to the first reasonable solution to a problem, but don’t make any final decisions before examining the situation thoroughly and confirming that you’re solving the right problem.   Think long-term. Take a cradle-to-grave approach: How long will the entire process take? What happens when you’re finished? What costs are associated with getting things started
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Start Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Development Plans Are Key Employee development is a top concern, one that requires constant attention. Ask these questions to create a healthy development plan for your workforce: Where is your organization headed? Look forward to the next five years. Anticipate the changes your organization will face, so you can decide what skills you’ll need from employees in the future. What strengths do employees already have? Measure what your employees do well, so you can concentrate on taking advantage of their current competencies—by shifting them into positions that use their strengths better, for instance. What weaknesses must you address? Look for
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Learn What Employees Want from Leaders

What Do Employees Really Want? All your marketing is paying off. You have tons of new clients at your door. You want to make sure they remain your clients. Repeat patrons are how you build a successful business. Retaining happy clients is far less expensive than constantly earning new clients. You don’t want them going to the competition, you want them to be loyal to your business. So, how do you retain your valuable repeat business? Keep close tabs on the competition: Being a business owner is a tough job. It is easy to get absorbed in the day-to-day of
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3 Ways to Maximize Client Retention

Customer Retention is Easier than Getting New Business All your marketing is paying off. You have tons of new clients at your door. You want to make sure they remain your clients. Repeat patrons are how you build a successful business. Retaining happy clients is far less expensive than constantly earning new clients. You don’t want them going to the competition, you want them to be loyal to your business. So, how do you retain your valuable repeat business? Keep close tabs on the competition: Being a business owner is a tough job. It is easy to get absorbed in
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Suffering from a Messy Workspace? Five Benefits of Being Organized to Boost Your Potential

Declutter Your Messy Workspace to Save Time & Money! Being surrounded by clutter is unpleasing. Maneuvering around your office is like participating in an obstacle course, you have business updates tucked into the contact book, and you can’t locate the flyers you swear you already printed. Let’s face it, being unorganized puts a damper on more than just your workspace appearance. It affects your time, you mood, and your wallet. Being exhausted after a long day is understandable, but taking the time to straighten things out will benefit you more than crashing on the coach with a frozen dinner to watch the premiere of
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Avoiding Time Management Errors

Procrastination and Distractions Eat Up Time All professionals need to have time management as one of their skills, regardless of whether they are a board director or working in an entry level job. Procrastination and distractions by everyday activities can eat up time, but there are ways to avoid some common time management errors. One of the most common mistakes is not actually being aware what has to be done and by when. The way to fix this problem is to brainstorm all tasks that need to be performed and have each item organized and grouped into projects, at which
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You Can Intentionally Build a Positive Attitude, Even If You Don’t Want To

A Positive Mindset Will Make For A More Cohesive  Workplace Workplace training and team building meetings are hokey at their best. They’re awkward, occasionally boring, and they pile up work for later in the afternoon or the next day. But they’re worth doing, anyway. Unless you have employees who are determined to deliberately undercut the positive mindsets team training builds, positive mindsets will happen whether employees want them or not. Here’s how: There is no real or fake happiness. Happiness is a bit different from a positive attitude, but they are built by the same tools. The chemicals that build memories and
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