As a reminder, our Leadership & Management two-part e-tip series are designed to help you become a better leader and manager. Tips 4 - 7 are created to give you some general insight, so you can stand-out as a solid leader and good manager. Remember, hone your skills, and you will become a more valuable resource for any organization.
The Final 4 Leadership & Management Tips On Managing Change:
Tip #4: Choose The Right Candidate - Different types of positions require different kinds of assessments and interview questions. And using the right technique(s) will help you to recruit the optimal person for the job. The selection process and techniques used depend on the particular knowledge, skills and attributes required for the position. If your selection process and/or methods are not based on the hiring criteria, you will find more times than not that you did not hire the best person for the position.
Tip #5: Hire Temporary Staff - Hiring talented employees is getting tougher and tougher. With that said, organizations today look at the temporary employment sector to find people to handle basic business functions. Why? They find that it is much more cost-effective than hiring someone to do the job. And should that person work out, they can move them from temporary to permanent - and be more flexible and resilient over their competition.
Tip #6: Create a Motivational Climate - Running a profitable department, division or business unit takes time, a talented workforce and a motivated team. Typically, we see 4 common elements that must be present for your team to be in high spirits and motivated at work. They include:
1. Respect for the management and executive team.
2. A feeling that they belong on the team.
3. An opportunity to grow professionally.
4. The ability to walk-in and talk with members of their leadership team.
Tip #7: Meeting Follow-Up - Having an effective meeting is one thing; however, what comes after a meeting is another thing. To maximize decisions that were made during a meeting, do not assume everyone is pulling their weight and executing what they committed to. Good leaders and managers will get faster results when they have their staff report back on their progress with the action items that came out of the meeting.
Executive Summary: As a leader and manager, you will find that your employees can be your best allies - whether they are temporary or permanent - when everyone wants to be part of the team. People want to be respected, trusted and given the opportunity for their voices to be heard. Make this the case in your organization, and you will see magic start to happen. If not, you will see people only putting in an average performance at best.
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