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The Competitive Advantage of Diversity and Conflict

January 4th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

What happens when an argument breaks out between team members? Arguments can be bad, and they can be good – really good.   Conflict, like this, can be uncomfortable or it may be an enlightening and thought provoking match because it may allow you to get […]

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Hiring and “Ban the Box”

October 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent HR Exec blurb about “Selection,” issues are tossed around like a salad. The last couple of paragraphs are the most interesting to me – read about it here.  

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Selection secrets from top-talent organizations

October 6th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent article in Inc.com we learned what top organizations are doing about selection – attracting top talent and hiring the right employees. As you probably know, this is a constant challenge – especially for small and midsize businesses with fewer resources and, often, less […]

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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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