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Developing Employees


April 28th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

What: Executive Briefing about Job Postings and Job Descriptions Where: Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor When: April 28th 7:30am to 8am is breakfast and networking, 8am to 9:15am is the program/presentations/table discussions Who: James Reid (Employment Attorney) and Mike Kestly (Business Consultant) Why: 46% of job […]

Coaching Your Employees – 5 Needs

June 24th, 2013 by Mike Kestly

Coaching Your Employees – 5 Needs  Good performance rarely happens by accident! Coaching is a consistent and reliable management style that creates an open line of communication and an opportunity for growth. Coach early and often. Early, to catch potential problems before they happen, and often, […]

What we now know about being happy at work

May 31st, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Recent research from US News and World Report says that older Americans seem to be happier at work than their younger coworkers. Surprising? Well, a survey conducted by Charles Schwab found that 32 percent of 60-something-year-old workers did not want to retire and 76 percent said […]

Four Secrets to Strategic Talent Management

May 22nd, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Much like playing a game of chess, effective leaders need to be strategic. Now you might be asking yourself, what exactly does it take to be a strategic leader? Well, a recent article from Inc.com written by Paul Schoemaker presents the Six Habits of True Strategic […]

Six Foes of Successful Hiring

May 17th, 2012 by Mike Kestly

What is one of the biggest investments a business can make? Hiring new employees, so managers need to make sure they hire employees who will be successful in a particular position. A popular article from Forbes presents “The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness).” These six […]

Hiring Today – Why Settle for Good When You Can be Great

April 25th, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Talent Management is a key part of any business. Every so often it is important for a company to review their employees, considering their levels of effectiveness and efficiency. Sure, there are plenty of employees who are GOOD at what they do, but wouldn’t it be […]

Ensure an Effective Hiring Process in Healthcare – Part 1

February 3rd, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Approximately one in every seven new hires in the healthcare industry leaves his/her jobs within the first twelve months – Bersin & Associates, 2011 In today’s economy, even the most complex and profitable healthcare organizations are in a constant state of flux. Despite high growth and […]

Hiring With Purpose

January 30th, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Isn’t every new hire today – more important than a few years ago? Some of your candidates may indeed be superstars, but the money and time your organization is about to invest in him/her requires that you find out more about the person than what they […]

3 Essential Steps to Coaching Sales Reps (or anyone)

January 25th, 2012 by Mike Kestly

Effective sales managers need to A.C.T. – Assess, Compare and Train So you hired a new sales rep. He seems highly qualified: great resume, very personable, relevant work experience, and he nailed the interview. Now months go by and he just isn’t delivering the numbers. What’s […]

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