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Performance Appraisals are Key to Employee Development

Effective performance management is essential to ensure that a business is operating efficiently and is on track in achieving strategic goals. Performance appraisals are a review of an employee’s performance against pre-determined objectives. They identify the strengths and weaknesses of an employee and address how to improve or develop these areas.

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The Recipe for Effective Processes

Process defines the approach to work execution in a business. A streamlined process provides speed, quality, and solid results. A convoluted process chews up resources and produces poor performance. In order to expedite results, processes need to be well defined. There are six components to a process. They are what, why, how, where, who, and sequence.

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3 Reasons why I Think Spelling is Important

I recently read an article by someone I haven’t met, but have learned to respect, by what they’ve written before. This article had two spelling errors in it; well one spelling and one, the incorrect word used eg to, two, too.

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Too busy working IN your business to work ON it?

Are you struggling to keep your business running, working 12 hour (or longer) days? Do feel harassed trying to motivate staff, pay bills, do sales calls, keeping your eye on the cashflow? Systems and procedures are virtually non existent, or if they happen it’s by default rather than by design.

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Two seriously BRILLIANT ways to get your first client

I have already mentioned these two brilliant ideas on how to secure your first client(s) in my post “How do I leave my day job? The Pre-flight Checklist” but I thought they should also be within their own post for people who have already left their day job but needed some ideas for attracting clients.

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Leaders are Proactive, not Reactive

Number of Buns Sold… The objective of every business owner should be to do as little managing and as much leading as possible. We think good leaders should be highly proactive. In some ways that shows they aren’t really leaders, but managers. What’s the difference?

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How & why to get people to quit before you hire them

How companies hire people is largely broken. We turned our hiring process into a quitting process. It works a lot better that way. We believe great people stay for what they GIVE and Industrial Age “employees” stay for what they GET. So we make them give a LOT before we hire them to ensure we have givers, not getters.

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Freedom = Doing things for the last time

Why don’t we get off the treadmill? Because we’re asking the wrong question. When we do things, we are usually asking the obvious – “How do I do this?” It seems like a perfectly logical thing to ask. It’s the wrong question, but we’re too busy “doing things” to ask the right one.

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Speed recruiting: Is it the new way to hire?

The Financial Services Industry Exchange (F-SIX) organization (a networking group focused on bringing together LGBT professionals in Financial Services) recently invited its members to participate in a “Minute-to-Spin-it Recruiting Event” hosted by Thomas Reuters.

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