Good managers are well respected by their employees. They are also good leaders who can inspire their staff to work hard and achieve great things. Luckily, strong management techniques can be learned through lots of practice and dedication. To help ensure you are managing your staff well, simply compare your current management style to three top workforce management strategies.
Check out these three winning management techniques
You can be sure you’re well on your way to manager of the year by adopting the following:
- Use good hiring practices. You can make your job as manager a little easier if you have the right staff on board. And this begins with your hiring process. When you post for open job opportunities, be sure your job descriptions include all requirements and qualifications. This will help you narrow down your prospects from the very beginning. Also, be sure you hire candidates who are well qualified for your open positions by asking interview questions specific to job roles and responsibilities. To find the most qualified candidates, you should post job openings on your company website or social media pages, on industry websites, or work with a recruiter.
- Communicate regularly with your staff. To keep your employees on track, it’s important to clearly define their responsibilities and what you expect from them. Also, make your staff aware of all company policies and procedures, and keep them abreast of any policy changes. Through regular performance reviews, you let your workers know what they’re doing right, or offer suggestions on how they can improve their work habits, if necessary.
- Know when to micromanage. One of the most effective ways to manage people is by keeping a close eye on their end product, rather than their process. If a worker consistently meets deadlines and produces high-quality work, you can safely say he or she is on the right track throughout the workday. Conversely, if an employee is missing deadlines and producing sub-par work, that is your indication it’s time to step in and see what needs to change.
Team building can also help
Managers must walk a fine line between authority figure and friend. You can help your employees get to know you—and other coworkers—a little better through company team-building activities. Consider adding holiday parties, occasional work dinners or happy hours, or other outings at networking events, or even amusement parks or other local attractions.
Are you looking for new staff?
Working with a staffing agency can help you tap into a deeper talent pool than simply posting job ads on your own. It can also save you the time associated with finding, interviewing and hiring new employees. If you’re looking for new staff, the experienced recruiters at Contemporary Staffing Solutions can help. To learn more, contact us today.