Staff management


Plan an orientation day for new staff

1:50PM | Monday, 17 January 2011 |  If a new staff member were to start at your company tomorrow, what would you tell them about your company, your culture and your strategy?

Give each staff member a rating

1:56PM | Friday, 14 January 2011 |  Consider this unique way of rating whether your staff need to shape up or can step up.

Help your workers stretch – literally

1:41PM | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 |  Down here at Taskmaster Enterprises I am often talking about stretching my employees, both in terms of their skills and well, their muscles.

Conduct some snap performance chats

1:23PM | Friday, 7 January 2011 |  The start of the year is a great time to have an employee chat. Get them in for 10 minutes, ask them how their break was and then discuss what you want them to focus on in the first few months.

General George S. Patton Jr.

1:20AM | Tuesday, 4 January 2011 |  Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

What is the most effective way to set targets for my staff in 2011?

12:53PM | Wednesday, 22 December 2010 |  Having your people come back and set refreshed objectives is a great way to start a new calendar year.

Give thanks

12:38PM | Tuesday, 21 December 2010 |  No matter how busy you are, this is the time that you need to spend a few minutes saying a proper thanks to the people who have helped you through the year.

Trust and openness key for employees

12:14PM | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 |  According to a new survey, employees believe trustworthiness and openness are the most important characteristics of a good manager.

Bill Cosby

12:37AM | Wednesday, 8 December 2010 |  I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

I suspect that a member of staff has been stealing from the business. Help!

12:36PM | Thursday, 2 December 2010 |  eCrime in non-cash businesses is soaring and reported to be one of the major challenges businesses will have to face in the future.