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Developing Employees

A Few Simple rules for Selecting Employees Using Assessments

June 19th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Using selection assessments for new employees or promotions will save you a ton of dough. IF you are not using something now or not satisfied with what you are doing – this should help sort out the process. There are thousands of assessments and vendor that […]

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You’re New Hire Just Isn’t “Working Out”

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

You hired a new employee and think they are great. Your entire has staff interviewed them. The new employee fits the culture of your company and is off to a good start. A few months have passed and now things just “aren’t working out”. You’re frustrated […]

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Do This 1 Thing to Be a Great Listener

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Everyone knows that listening is important for managers, for entrepreneurs, for everyone. What you might not know is that one of the most subtle, but effective listening techniques is actually quite simple to learn: It’s the art of the paraphrase. Paraphrasing is capturing – and communicating […]

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“How to maximize employee efficiency and productivity” Article

January 31st, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Managers, do you let your employees bring their own devices? “How to maximize efficiency and productivity” http://ow.ly/BdcK301eu7X

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HR Director fired for “good” performance

November 19th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Here in Michigan (like most States), an employee can be fired (unless unionized) for good reason, a bad reason, or no reason. We here at Kestly Development, have always counseled that managers (at all levels) coach their employees on a monthly basis. That way, you know where you […]

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Executive Briefing – WEBINAR Outline

October 25th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Executive Briefing – WEBINAR: Employee Retention & the December 1st New Overtime Rules   October 27, 2016 James Reid 248. (248) 359-6326 jreid@maddinhauser.com and Mike Kestly (734) 483-6453 mike@kestlydevelopment.com   Summary of Topics Retention Strategies CURRENT LAW & UPCOMING REGULATORY CHANGES RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS Most Common Wage […]

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Succession Planning in 6 (Easy?) Steps

July 27th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

The right people in the right jobs at the right time – is that important?  Succession planning starts by getting to know your current talent, forecast talent gaps, and take the necessary steps to close those gaps. It is the future of management and often handled […]

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Improving People Skills within a Business

June 30th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Will your people skills can hurt or help your business? Dealing with people on a daily basis comes with its pros and cons. If you lack basic people skills, it may negatively affect your business in the long run. In business, how you work with people […]

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Kestly Development Achieves Partnership Training in Specialized Workplace Learning Solution

June 23rd, 2016 by Mike Kestly

    Mike Kestly / Kestly Development, LLC has successfully completed the required coursework and examination for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner. This two-year partnership signifies Mike Kestly offers expertise in delivering The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program and is […]

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Characteristics of a Positive Work Environment

May 31st, 2016 by Mike Kestly

A positive work environment is key to having happier employees. They feel good about coming to work, and that provides the motivation to sustain them throughout the day. A transparent and open form of communication makes employees know that what they contribute to the team is […]

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