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Developing Employees

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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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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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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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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Team Building for Company Success

April 12th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan There is a great deal of difference from a workplace full of employees that simply work next to each other versus a workplace that operates as a team. When your business has a positive […]

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Why You Should Engage New Employees with Ice Breakers

October 23rd, 2015 by Mike Kestly

Team Building When new employees join your company, it is important to incorporate them in daily activities and make them feel part of the team. Ice Breakers are a great way to learn more about your coworkers and bond as a hole. Since you will be […]

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