Posts Categorized: Management Tips

Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace

  For the first time in history, there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers in the workplace. To effectively work together, it’s important that each generation understands the others. To do so, the Morgan Hunter team got together to discuss the values, desires, and motivations of each generation. Here’s what we discovered:   Identifying the… Read More »

How to Develop a Successful Leadership Development Plan

  Some say good leaders are born not made. Others insist leadership consists of a set of skills that can be learned. Whichever theory you subscribe to, you understand that good leaders are an absolute essential to company success. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in Kansas City, Morgan Hunter knows whether leadership is… Read More »

7 Staffing Metrics You Should be Tracking

  If you’re not tracking staffing metrics, how can you tell what’s working – and what’s not? The answer is: you can’t. If you want an effective, highly successful staffing function, then you need to regularly track and measure it. But with limited time and resources, which metrics should you be focusing on? Here’s a… Read More »

Can’t Find Great Marketing Talent? These Might Be the Reasons Why

  One of the most important aspects of your company is marketing. It’s how you support the sales process, forge strong ties with customers and partners, and get the word out about new products and initiatives. That’s why, if you’re not finding the marketing talent you need, it can have a major impact on your… Read More »

How to Manage a Team with Conflicting Personalities

  The American Management Association once surveyed 250 executives and managers and found that they spend approximately 24 percent of their time dealing with conflicts. That’s a huge investment of time — which equals a huge amount of payroll dollars being wasted! Let’s not forget the potential effects of conflict on retention and turnover. Poorly… Read More »

9 Management Communication Mistakes Holding Your Team Back

  As a manager, it’s your job to lead your staff. And a good part of that involves communication. But seemingly small mistakes in how you communicate can actually derail your team in a big way. Here’s a look at 9 missteps – and how to avoid them. Mistake #1: Not listening. Being in charge means… Read More »

Know the Signs: Is Your Top Salesperson Thinking About Quitting?

  When a top employee resigns, it can cause a major headache. However, when that employee is your sales star, it can have a big impact on company profits. That’s why you need to intervene ahead of time. But how can you tell they’re thinking of quitting? Here are a few signs to keep in mind: #1:… Read More »

Building Trust: The Importance of Impact Career Conversations

  Where do your employees see themselves in the future? The answers may surprise you. In fact, many workers are reluctant to tell their bosses about their career aspirations due to a lack of trust. Yet, when you know where your employees want to go, you can help them get there – while also having… Read More »

How to Fix Common Hiring Mistakes

  As companies ramp up hiring and quality candidates become harder to find, organizations are more apt to make hiring mistakes. In fact, 95 percent of companies admit to making bad hires, according to research firm Brandon Hall Group. In should come as no surprise that a bad hire can cost your organization money and… Read More »

Can You Spot the Signs: When is the Right Time to Hire?

  As the saying goes: Timing is everything. And that certainly holds true for hiring. Hire at the right time and you can ramp up productivity and profits. Hire at the wrong time, however, and you could be facing increased pressure and overhead, not to mention a cash flow crunch. So how can you tell it’s… Read More »