Human Resources: What Makes a Good Manager?

Human Resources: What Makes a Good Manager?

When you, the business owner, cannot be around all the time who handles your employees? It would have to be the manager. As such, it would important to make sure that you have a good one. The manager is the one that should be able to lead the other employees when the business owner has to attend to other things. In larger businesses, the managers are fully in charge since the business owner would realistically not be around for a variety of reasons.

Today, we wanted to shine a bit of light on what would make a good manager.

Dedication

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A manager should be reliably dedicated to their job. While we’re not saying that their entire existence should revolve around the job, it should at least the focus of their attention when they are on the clock. They should be able to consider what is lacking to make the processes smoother and take it up with higher management.

A person that is dedicated to their job is better than 10 people who are only half-interested in what they are doing. So it only follows that a manager that is dedicated to the job will only be a boon in the long run.

Personable

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A good manager needs to be personable. They are the ones that directly address the employees and this should mean that should be equipped with good listening skills and an approachable attitude. No one wants to deal with a surly manager.

If the manager that you have is deemed to be unapproachable, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. If the employees cannot voice out their concerns through the managers, you’ll be hearing a lot of complaints through HR.

Professionalism

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Managers need to be professional. They will be the ones that will have to deal with in-fighting or any discrepancies in the performance of employees or in the back-house issues. While managers must be personable, they must be able to maintain an veneer or separation between being too friendly and being the boss.

They should be able to sufficiently address any issues without making it personal or making it about them. The better good of the business is at stake and this is something that they should always keep in mind.

Conclusion

A lot of the time, people quit not because they are unhappy about the job. People often quit because they are unhappy with their boss or manager. If you are planning on pursuing other ventures and not just your present one, it would be in your best interest to make sure that the managers that you choose to keep are good ones.

In your esteem, what makes a good manager?

Social Media Seas: How to Utilize It for Your Business

Social Media Seas: How to Utilize It for Your Business

Social media pretty much took over the general consciousness of the world. What seemed to be a huge step forward in terms of sharing personal information can be turned into something that businesses can utilize to obtain further profit!

Here are a few ways on how you can utilize it for your business:

Engage Your Customers

Social Media is often the quickest way a business can really get a pulse on who is interested in their brand. The number of ‘likes’ or check-ins and posts at your business are indicative of just how interesting or hot your business is.

Customers often message social media pages of business they are interested in to address a concern or even to ask questions. As a business owner, you can use this to further better experiences for your customers and make them more loyal to your brand.

Share Updates

Social Media posts are instantaneous so the moment that you post or upload something, anyone who follows your page will see it. This makes it a great tool to share updates with your followers and customers.

If you have any sales or upcoming events that you are a part of, keeping your interested customers in the loop will mean great things for your revenue. You can even hold contests on social media! Social Media is a great tool to use in order to cultivate a better sense of awareness for your brand.

Conclusion

Social Media is a tool that can be harnessed in both a positive and a negative way. This is why it is quite important that you (as the business owner) fully understand what is at stake when a social media interaction goes south. We hope that you will be able to pick up a thing or two on how to embrace social media and make it work for you.

Presently, are you using social media to its fullest capacity?

Three Business Tips You Should Apply Before Launching Your Biz

Three Business Tips You Should Apply Before Launching Your Biz

A common problem that we’ve seen people have is launching their business before doing three particular things. Wonder what those things are? Then you may want to tune into today’s article. When we launched our businesses or simply took on a business that already existed, we found ourselves at a loss.

There were so many things that we suddenly had to attend to—things that we weren’t even aware was fully necessary. It was there that we realized there were a few things we wished we had done first. Like:

Do a Feasibility Study

A feasibility study can be done by anyone that wants to gain a better understanding of the market and how realistic the business projections are. When you have a business, you need to be aware if the business that you are choosing to get to is practical and will have a market waiting for it.

A feasibility study will allow you to have a realistic view of the business that you are getting into.

Build a Business Plan

A business plan is separate from a feasibility study in the sense that a business plan is the road map that you follow to get to your established business. A feasibility study is the assessment of the plan; the business plan IS the actual plan.

This will entail where you set up your business, how many people you need, what you need for marketing—all that jazz.

Study Past Trends

It is always important to study past trends because there is so much that we can learn from them. You get to pick up why those trends started and why they ended. You can even revive them if they’re relevant to your business.

Conclusion

Due diligence always pays for itself in the long run. When you are trying to put forth something that will require significant capital, effort, and time on your behalf, it always pays to be prepared. Have you launched your business yet?

What tips do you wish you applied first before launching your business?

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