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Selecting The Best Talent – You Are Not The Only One In Charge

In the power dynamic with prospective employees, employers have all the cards. They have the upper hand. Employers regularly engage in the hiring process whereas individuals do so infrequently. Employers have HR departments that specialize in managing the recruiting process. They are the ones to dictate the terms of the

Are You Growing (or Going)?

Time and tide wait for no man – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1343 – 1400 Just as it is almost impossible to remain stationary on a bicycle that isn’t moving forward, a successful business must constantly be evolving and advancing, otherwise the component parts will atrophy and begin their inevitable decline. Every

The Nuts And Bolts Of A Good Bonus System

In our most recent article, we explained what a powerful tool a good bonus system can be and, when constructed properly, how it can power an organization forward to levels of success that would otherwise be unattainable. Refresh your memory of this article here: https://kathbern.com/2021/01/05/managements-secret-weapon-bonus-programs/ What are the key elements

Management’s Secret Weapon – Bonus Programs

A well-considered bonus system can be a powerful tool for optimizing performance for everyone involved – employees, management and the organization as a whole. Poorly constructed systems can create a lot of havoc by rewarding a few and causing unintended consequences that actually divert the organization from reaching its goals.

Micromanagement or Negligence – Which is Worse?

Every manager needs to set priorities, not only for their organization but for themselves as well.  The primary decision that overrides everything else is how to allocate time. Available time is fixed, and it is disappearing by the second. What is the best use of a manager’s time? What tasks

A CEO Checklist

There’s never enough time.  So, with what little time there is, you had better be doing the most important things first in order to survive and thrive. Abraham Maslow, the creator of Maslow’s Hierarchy, set out an order of priorities for individuals which explains that until “lower” needs are satisfied,

2023 (After the Crisis)

The first six months following the 2020 lockdown were the hardest, but humans are a resilient species and despite the sharp spike in worldwide deaths due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the economic toll caused by the immediate suspension of economic activity, people soon began to adapt to the new
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Ways to Keep Your Employees Virus-Free at Work

While a great number of businesses are shut down in response to the Covid-19 threat, many are still operating at present. At some point the others will resume operations but should be doing everything possible to avoid a continuation or resumption of the spread of this virus. We at Kathbern

Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting

The implementation of artificial intelligence (A.I.) into all aspects of our business and personal lives is moving forward rapidly. Repetitive tasks will be increasingly delegated to mechanized “robots” or algorithms which can sort data at blinding speed, thereby freeing humans to perform those tasks for which we are still superior.