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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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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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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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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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Benefits of Having a Small Rewards System

March 31st, 2016 by Mike Kestly

In many companies, meeting sales or efficiency goals are rewarded with a bonus on a paycheck. These are perfectly good incentives, whether they are offered annually, quarterly, or even every two weeks. With your employees motivated, they will most definitely work hard to achieve those perks! […]

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Are Older Women Being Forced Out of the Workforce?

March 15th, 2016 by Mike Kestly

In a recent article at Harvard Business Review – it appears that older women are disadvantaged in the workforce. The article refers to a study where researchers at the University of California at Irvine and Tulane University submitted 40,000 online applications for fictional job seekers. There […]

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What “Motivates” your people?

March 3rd, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Money is not the root of great motivation. We all share a desire to get better and better at something that matters. Whether you’re a great artist, athlete, software developer, or sales professional, you need room to grow. The best way to tap into intrinsic motivation, […]

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Why are Background Checks so Important?

February 22nd, 2016 by Mike Kestly

Background Checks Depending upon the specific job position different types of background checks are necessary to be run. For truck driving or logistics companies, an employer would run a Driver’s History Report. When considering the hiring of a professor or teacher, an education verification check would […]

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