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The Fine Art Of Firing Problem Employees

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 22, 2016

We've all had to deal with it at some point. There's a bad worker in your company that's driving everyone crazy. Maybe it's the all-too-often personal days, the drama they spend half their shift creating, the bad attitude towards producing quality work or the catty attitude that annoys everyone they come in contact with. But we're always worried about lawsuits, unemployment and actions the employee can take when fired. Worry no more - here's the fine art of firing a bad employee.

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Topics: Management

The Cost Of Investment: Training, Skill Set, and ROI

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 1, 2016

If you've ever had to hire a new employee, you know how much stress is involved. You advertise for a new or vacant position, sort through the resumes, bring in the best for interviews and then decide. But your stress and expenses have only begun at that point. After you've hired a great prospect, they must be trained and focused on exactly what you need them to do for your company. Only then can you begin to see a return on your investment. We know this time is difficult, so we've developed a guide to help you through the new-hire process:

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Topics: Management, Hiring

7 Key Interview Questions To Ask Job Candidates

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 25, 2016
  1. Find out how they dealt with a difficult situation on the job. Did they reach out to use teamwork to overcome the problem? Did they put in extra time to make it happen? Or are they blaming someone else? Behavior patterns tend to come along with new employees, so keep their answer in mind when choosing the right one.
  2. Ask them about their best times at work. Many people expect questions about difficult times, but they don't have a pre-fabricated spin on the good times. Did they get excited about a raise? Did they enjoy moving up through the ranks? This question helps you figure out the candidate's priorities and how they'll behave to excel at your company.
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Topics: Management, Hiring

10 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 25, 2016

In the news, there are regular reports about businesses that are going under for a wide range of reasons. But what are the common reasons why businesses fail and how do we prevent these issues from showing up and becoming a problem in our own businesses? Here are several reasons why businesses commonly fail.

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Topics: Management, Productivity

8 Things You Need To Know About Millennial Generation Employees

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 18, 2016

As our world and culture changes with the addition of technological advancements, new concepts in social interaction and acceptable cultural norms, there's a large gap that has been formed between the Baby Boomer generation, typically consisting of the 20 years following WWII, and the Millennial generation, typically counted as the 20 years from 1985 to 2004. As we're hitting the point where Baby Boomers are in management positions hiring relatively new-to-employment Millennials, this gap is becoming more and more apparent, with the gaps in technological knowledge, workplace values and approach to projects often leading to tension and strife between these two groups. Here are some things you should know if you're managing Millennials in the work place.

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Topics: Management, Hiring

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