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Learn SAP or be Left Behind

You’ve heard of SAP. You’ve been on projects where it has come up. You know it’s pervasive in the business world, but you’ve never taken the time to learn it. Why? If you’re thinking about a career in the SAP…

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Better Hiring: Skills, Attitude, Culture.

What makes a good hiring decision? Someone who can do the job well, is excited to do it, and will fit in well with your team. Simple, right? Well, maybe not. Here are three golden rules I follow when hiring….

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10 Best Practices for Virtual Teams

No one will deny that the way we do business continues to evolve. Remote work has been steadily on the rise over the last decade, showing an 80% increase in “telecommuting” employees from 2005 to 2012. With this shift has…

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5 Reasons Why Your Training Does Not Work

You have two employees that do X, and now you’re hiring a third. It only seems logical that one of the current employees that is already performing this job would train the new one—right? This is a common practice in…

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7 Caring Habits to Grow Team Spirit

In my most recent post, I wrote about seven deadly sins that kill team spirit. Now that we’ve discussed what not to do, I’d like to talk about what you should do. We all know that good leadership isn’t just about showing…

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7 Deadly Sins to Kill Team Spirit

We all know that happier employees mean higher levels of engagement and retention, as well as greater customer satisfaction. Sounds like a win-win situation, right? Well, despite the fact that there seems to be no downside to creating a happy workplace,…

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Employee Procedures that Work: Stick to your guns

The quickest way to have your procedures undermined is to fall short on accountability. Witout ramifications for not following the procedure, you are headed for failure. The people following the procedure will quickly become irritated when others just keep doing things…

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Employee Procedures that Work: Automate enforcement

After creating a new procedure and before rolling it out, it’s best to create systematic monitoring and reporting to check for compliance. When we roll out a new procedure, we plan ahead of time for systematic monitoring to ensure the tools are in…

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5 Signs Your Company is Doomed for Irrelevance

I recently posted about signs your company is in the dark ages, but sometimes there are less obvious signs that you’re not keeping up with the times. Over the last 20 years we’ve learned a lot about how people work…

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5 Signs Your Company is in the Dark Ages

One of our vendors recently asked me to fax a form to them … really, a fax? So I started thinking, what are the signs that a company has not kept up with the times and is stuck in the…

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