Management.Supervision

Is Being “Nice” Getting in the Way of Being “Effective”? 

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 9, 2018

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Ever wondered if you were being too nice to be the effective leader you want to be? According to a recent survey by Fierce Inc, you're not alone! … Read More »

“Culture” and “Fit” – They Go Together!

by Jeanne Knutzen | December 1, 2017

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Having trouble describing your culture to a prospective candidate? Here are some questions you can ask yourself to better understand your team or company culture. … Read More »

Do Virtual Teams Produce More? Have Less Conflict?

by Guest Author | October 10, 2017

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If you'd like to learn more about how to manage virtual teams, join us at our next one-hour, complimentary webinar, Virtual Leadership: Calibrate, Collaborate, and Celebrate, Thursday, November 16th … Read More »

4 Ways to Build a Team with PURPOSE

by Marketing Team | August 21, 2017

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Let’s think about purpose. You might see it as an uncertain topic, and while it is difficult to quantify, purpose is at the heart and soul of great endeavors. … Read More »

Check Out Our 2017/2018/2019 INSIGHT WEBINARS

by Merrill Mayer | August 18, 2017

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We are excited to announce the quarterly Insights Webinar Series beginning September 19th at 10 AM PDT. … Read More »

Young, Old, and In Between – Northwest Employers Embrace Generational Diversity!

by Guest Author | August 15, 2017

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The Northwest is often looked at as the mecca of diversity but managing multiple generations in the workplace can be tricky. … Read More »

How Much are Hiring Mistakes Costing Your Company?

by Marketing Team | July 7, 2017

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Its not that hard to make a hiring mistake and a whole lot harder to hire right. Here's some ideas to avoid some of the common hiring mistakes! … Read More »

Onboarding Best Practices

by Lauren Molitor | March 1, 2017

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If you’re a manager or supervisor, you’ve likely experienced the impact of an onboarding process. … Read More »

Are Temporary or Contract Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay?

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 18, 2016

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Are temporary employees subject to overtime pay? Am I at risk if my staffing agency isn't paying them overtime pay rates? … Read More »

Q&A When Hiring, How Do I Compete with the Big Guys?

by Jeanne Knutzen | March 1, 2016

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Question – I own a small tech company located in Redmond. How do I compete for employees against the big technology companies in our area? … Read More »

Managing Your Temporary Employees

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 1, 2016

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Companies are turning more and more to temporary and contract workers in order to fill short term gaps in workforce needs. However, focus needs to shift to ways these employees can be managed in order to optimize their performance. … Read More »

Solutions for Dysfunctional Teams

by Guest Author | December 3, 2015

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Question: I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently they seem to have lost their way. What’s going on and is there something that I can do to help get them back on track? … Read More »

In Defense of Staffing!

by Jeanne Knutzen | November 30, 2015

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The survey, conducted by industry pollster, Inavero, using a Net Promoter scoring methodology, reported an industry wide score of MINUS 3 – down a full 11 points from an already noticeably low score of PLUS 8. … Read More »

How to Manage the B-Team

by Guest Author | September 9, 2015

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The reality is not every employee is either a “high performer" to be swept up the ranks or a “low performer" to be dealt with. Most fall somewhere in the middle—74 percent to be exact; a B-Team composed of average performers who do their jobs competently, and for whom top sales numbers or climbing the ladder aren't the primary motivation. … Read More »

Presenteeism in the Workplace

by Jeanne Knutzen | June 3, 2015

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I keep hearing people refer to “presenteeism” in the workplace. What is it and why does my boss want me to look into what it is costing the company? I’ve never heard that term before! … Read More »

13 Communication Practices of Exceptional Leaders

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Great leaders are great communicators. They share their vision in a way that inspires others and projects a contagious enthusiasm. But this ability doesn't always come naturally. … Read More »

Sabbaticals May Be Your Employee Retention Secret

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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In our current economy where employee burnout is becoming prevalent, sabbaticals are becoming a more common solution for employees to combat it … Read More »

Conducting a Training Needs Analysis

by Jeanne Knutzen | April 28, 2015

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Q: I need to carry out a training "needs analysis" for the employees in the office as well as for the field staff, but there are no formal job descriptions or appraisals to follow. … Read More »

Don’t Be an Exclusionary Leader

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 24, 2015

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Leaders are busy people who need to set and manage priorities, often dismissing or delegating tasks that don't provide a strong return on their investment of time....Nonetheless, there's one area of responsibility that leaders should never ignore...their employees. … Read More »

In Pursuit of Accountability and an Accountability Culture

by Jeanne Knutzen | February 12, 2015

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Despite the countless management and leadership books written about the virtue of accountability, according to most employees there are significant gaps between managements knowing and doing. … Read More »