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Training and Supporting New Supervisors

on Jan 27, 2017 6:51:00 AM By | Stephanie Hammerworld | 0 Comments | Performance Training
It is quite a big leap to make the transition from team member to leader, and many new supervisors are not prepared for the challenges that await them. HR is a big part of the promotion process when the decision is made to move someone into a supervisory role, and it is important that we’re supporting new supervisors and giving them the tools to succeed as leaders. This includes training, ongoing support and mentorship.
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What's the Best Way to Manage Coworkers Who Don't Get Along?

on Dec 22, 2016 6:13:00 AM By | Stephanie Hammerworld | 0 Comments | Labor & Industrial Insights
With all the time we spend at work, it is no surprise that conflicts sometimes arise between coworkers. As managers or HR professionals, we often find ourselves trying to sort out squabbles and keep the peace at work. Encouraging an environment of respect and civility and being a good role model on effective workplace communication can go a long way to minimizing the problems caused by conflict. However, you may still find yourself with feuding coworkers on your hands. It is important to address conflicts between coworkers as soon as they develop. Failure to do so may create a toxic work environment, add to office gossip and result in decreased productivity.
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The Pitfalls of Productivity by the Numbers

on Dec 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM By | Stephanie Hammerworld | 0 Comments | Labor & Industrial Insights
Businesses are constantly looking for ways to measure productivity in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The challenge is finding methods that accurately reflect how a business is doing. Sometimes business owners and executives want to see numbers that show everything from transactions per hour to customer satisfaction. As a result supervisors run the risk of relying too heavily on the numbers without really understanding how that translates into improved employee performance. Numbers can be good, but in this article we will look at some of the pitfalls of relying too heavily on such productivity measures.
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Revising Your Style: Tips for Asking Good Interview Questions

on Oct 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM By | Stephanie Hammerworld | 0 Comments | Performance Job Seekers
Do you ever finish up an interview and feel like you have not learned enough information to make a good hiring decision? If so, it may be time to revise your interview style. An interview not only gives us a chance to ask questions about a candidate’s skills, but it is also a way to determine if someone will fit into our company culture. With a few updates and changes to your approach to interviews, you will be able to hire the best candidates.
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