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Developing Employees

10 Best Practices for Managing Remote Employees

September 25th, 2020 by Mike Kestly

The “Remote workers” trend will continue…agreed? We can help with #4 below by using our PXT Coaching report to increase productivity, and the working relationship with the boss. Try our PXT for free for a limited time…just ask.   10 Best Practices for Managing Remote Employees […]

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Meetings – Using Work Style

July 30th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

Meetings. We all know that meetings are an essential part of almost any organization—but they can go really, really wrong. Luckily, there are ample online resources to transform meetings from dysfunctional to optimal. We really liked the tips given in a SHRM article “7 Steps to […]

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Is using your phone the way to complete selection assessments?

June 20th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

In a recent article in HR Exec Magazine, Andrew McIlvaine referenced “Soft skills” as more important than right experience or qualifications when hiring new people to fill roles. These are interesting times in the world of pre-employment assessments. Thanks to advances in tech and AI, a […]

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How important is “hiring” the right people?

May 19th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

WE know that selecting new employees can impact the future of your (any) organization – right? IF you were to personally bring a “dud” into the group, what can you do about it? Coach them to be better? Promote them into another department? Fire them and […]

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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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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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Inspire Your Employees To Be Their Best

September 22nd, 2015 by Mike Kestly

  One of the first steps to inspiring your employees to perform at a higher level, is to assess whether or not the employee is in the right position. Making sure your employee matches the job is very important. This should be considered before employment to […]

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Get Creative Ideas out of your Employees

July 8th, 2015 by Mike Kestly

Ways to Cultivate Creativity at Work You want your team to be more successful? Then you need to make a creative work environment. Creativity is very important to organizations that want to solve new problems, fix current problems and be inventive in their industry. If you […]

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