Tag Archives: employee improvement

Good Fences Make Good Partners

How do you release untapped potential in your company? What can be done to reduce errors and improve the productivity of all who work there? Why do some days just feel like it is one step forward and two steps back? The lack of clear roles and boundaries. That’s the reason. People end up doing […]

How to Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes

length 3:19 (not including bonus content) This week’s episode of PowerTips TV comes from Joe Zieba, owner of Zieba Builders in Southern California. Joe has a great tool for avoiding the costly mistakes associated with hiring the wrong employee. Did you know that on average, a company spends about nearly $4,000 to recruit, hire and train a new […]

9 Keys to a Company Wellness Plan

length 3:39 (not including bonus content) Have you ever wished you were in better physical shape? Do you find yourself watching your weight at home but totally ignore calories when you’re at work? Or are you working so much that you’re not taking the time you need to work out and be healthy? Well, in […]

Should You Be In The Cloud With Mobile Time Tracking?

Tracking and accounting for employee time has come a long way from its simple beginnings. WHICH CAME FIRST? In this country, the credit for the first employee timekeeping device goes to Willard Le Grand Bundy who took out a patent in 1890 although his may not actually have been the first time clock. He and […]

6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in a remodeling company, you should check yourself for […]

How to Quickly Connect with People and Make a Tremendous Impression

It’s time for the first ever installment of “Skills every remodeler should have, but don’t think it’s very important, so they don’t take the time to figure out how to do it.” (It’s a working title.) Let’s kick off this series with the burning question, “How can I remember people’s names?” – something every remodeler should know […]

Managing for Accountability

You probably feel that you shouldn’t have to “babysit” your employees. After all, the people that have been hired are all professionals. They know what has to be done. They don’t need monitoring, right? Is this a realistic . . .or an effective point of view? Remember, there’s a big difference between being a good […]

Want Your Superstars to Stay? Read On!

I was reading a very interesting story in The Washington Post the other day. It was written by an experienced, highly-ranked teacher who had recently left one school for another. Here’s what she said, “When I was rated “highly effective,” I received a one-time bonus of $15,000. While the extra money was welcome, there were […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

Bench Strength — Definition: The competence and number of employees ready to fill vacant leadership and other positions. Do you have employees in the wings to take on more leadership if the business needs it? This need could develop because the company has grown and needs additional skilled managers . . . or because an […]

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