US sales expert shares business trends and advice [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Sep-2016 02:33:00

US-based sales guru Ian Altman is a multi-bestselling author and strategic advisor with his finger on the pulse of international business trends.

Ian is also a prolific podcaster and blogger, and his annual business trend forecasts make for fascinating reading.

He basically tells us what we can expect to see from the most creative and innovative businesses in the year ahead, which is also what – if we’re smart – we should be embracing in our own businesses.

Over several blogs we’re going to take a look at some of the trends Ian forecast for 2016, particularly those with resonance for JPAbusiness clients. You can look at Ian’s blogs as ‘forecasts’, or treat them as savvy business advice.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff

6 reasons to invest in staff training and professional development [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Jul-2016 07:00:00

What is the difference between training and professional development?

Training is about ensuring your employees have the required skills and expertise to carry out the tasks for which they are responsible.

Professional development is a more long-term concept and is about helping your employees prepare to perform additional duties in future roles.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Skills and knowledge, Advice, Staff, Training and Professional Development

The 5-step performance review [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Jul-2016 19:49:19

In our Staff Recruitment eBook we talked about documenting a job position and the responsibilities and capabilities associated with the role, and making them very clear to the individual coming in to your organisation.

A Performance Review is about taking stock of how the individual and the team they’re operating in is performing to those original responsibilities over the longer term.

When conducting Performance Reviews it’s important that both you and the team member being reviewed come to the meeting prepared.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff

3 things to do before you interview [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 01-Jul-2016 22:44:55

In the vast majority of businesses, people are the ‘mortar’ that cements business value. They can underwrite the value the business creates, or they can erode it.

In this infographic we have summarised the 3 key steps business owners and senior managers should undertake before beginning the interview process.

Following these steps will greatly increase your chances of success when hiring new staff.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff, Running your business, infographic

Do your employees have HEART? [Infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Jun-2016 12:19:56

Last week we told you about HubSpot's hiring principles.

This week we're showing you!

We all know good people are critical to business value and success, so we've created this infographic to sum up what we think is a great philosophy when it comes to selecting staff with a view to creating a positive company culture.

Feel free to print it out, pin it on your office noticeboard and keep the messages in mind when hiring new staff and conducting performance reviews with existing team members.

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Topics: Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff, Running your business, infographic

5 hiring principles to create a great staff culture [blog]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Jun-2016 10:10:04

While Barbara and I were in Boston recently, being shown around the HubSpot headquarters by our guide Rachel, we asked her how long she had been with the company and what she thought of working there.

What a question!

Rachel’s answer led to what I feel was a major takeout from the visit; a gem of an insight and yet so simple and straightforward – like most valuable insights.

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Topics: Digital marketing, Employment and recruitment, Advice, Staff

 
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
 
 

 

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