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Strategies for Improving Workplace Communication

Good communication in the workplace is the key to everyone on your team feeling heard and understood. Without it, both you and your workers can feel frustrated, isolated and misunderstood, while morale suffers. With it, however, you’ll have an environment in which people can engage and exchange feedback because there is clear and effective two-way communication.

How to Become an Indispensable Employee

Nobody is indispensable (or so they say). When an exceptional worker leaves, someone will eventually step in and take over the duties of that departed employee. Life goes on.

Well, if that’s the case, why do companies often go to great lengths to retain their superstars by offering top wages, bonuses and promotions as incentives to stay? Someone thinks they are indispensable—or at least all but impossible to replace!

Do your managers see you as indispensable? Do you ever wish they did?

Ways to Effectively Create Employee Development Plans

An employee development plan will give your workers opportunities and a roadmap on how to strengthen their skills and advance their careers. And those newly strengthened skills will give them the tools to help your business move ahead. Everyone benefits!

However, an employee development program should not be created haphazardly. Its success depends on careful planning and implementation. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Developmental needs should be aligned with business needs.

What You Absolutely Must Have in Your Cover Letter

You’ve heard it before from the gurus of job hunting: Do your homework before you have any communication with a prospective employer. That means research the job you’re applying for, the company you’re applying to and even the industry it is part of, including its competition.

Since your cover letter is among the first documents you’ll be sending out, this is where you will show proof you have done your homework. You should tailor your cover letter to the job and the company. It should also include three elements if you want the best chance to have it noticed.

Tips for Planning Your Business Goals for 2018

Even though 2018 has been underway for some time now, it’s not too late to plan your goals for the year. Setting goals for your business is critical. No matter when you come up with a plan, it’s bound to be beneficial.

Having goals that guide the activities of employees in every department and at all levels is a proven method of engaging people and providing motivation. And as you probably are already aware, employee motivation is one of the most significant keys to productivity and profitability.

Follow these tips for setting goals for this year and beyond.

Tips for Making Sure Your Employees Stay Motivated

It takes a variety of skills to be an effective manager in today’s business environment. Of course, you should have strong hiring skills to ensure you’re populating your team with people who have the right combination of hard and soft skills.

Once you have them on board, it’s up to you to keep them engaged and motivated. And while that might sound simple, it’s a critical skill you’ll need to develop - and one that could mean the difference between success and mediocrity (or worse!).

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