Managers Want To Know Why Their Team Members Will Leave

Managers need to understand the things that make team members leave

As though you didn’t have enough else to worry about as a manager, it turns out that using your manager skills to keep your team together is an important part of what the company has hired you to do. We all understand that the people who make up your team are always getting calls from … Read more

Should Managers Be Looking For Employees With Videogame Skills?

Does videogame savvy mean that they'll be a good worker?

When you think of someone who plays video games, what do you think of? If you are like most of us, you picture a young man with long stringy hair that is unwashed, perhaps wearing a flannel shirt, black jeans, and combat boots. This person probably doesn’t want to make eye contact with you and … Read more

What Managers Need To Know About Staff Training

Skills training is a vital tool for engaging staff, and retaining top talent

One of the biggest challenges that we face as managers is finding ways to use our manager skills to keep the members of our team satisfied with their job and not looking to jump ship and go work for someone else. One of the simplest ways that we can make this happen is by identifying … Read more

Managers Seek Better Ways To Fire Employees

Managers need to be careful how they go about breaking up their team

So let’s face it – firing a team member is never an easy thing for a manager to do. You hired this person, you’ve worked with them, and you’ve attempted to correct anything that they were doing wrong, but now it’s reached the so-called “end of the road” and you find yourself in a position … Read more

3 Things Managers Need To Be Aware Of When Hiring

Your goal is to make sure that people fit into the company's culture

There are a lot of parts of being a manager that are tough. One of the most challenging is when it comes time for us to hire someone to join our team. The world is filled with a lot of people and there will probably be many who want to get a job at your … Read more

Managers Deal With The Challenge Of Remote Workers

Managers need to find ways to make remote workers feel like a member of the team

As we move further and further into the 21st Century, what work looks like is continuing to change. Managers realize that successful teams exhibit a type of office camaraderie where the different members of the team are willing to go above and beyond for the other members of their team. This can start to get … Read more

How Managers Can Get Candidates To Stop Turning Down Job Offers

Managers need to understand why candidates are turning job offers down

As a manager, one of the most important things that we are tasked with doing is using our manager skills to make sure that our teams are fully staffed. In order to do this, we have to perform a set of tasks: interview candidates, select the ones that best meet our needs, make an offer, … Read more