Author: Andrea Hoffer

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How to Get Customer Feedback

How to Get Customer Feedback on  ahabusinessconsulting.comYour customers want to give you feedback. You just have to know how to ask.

Maybe you’ve heard of a test audience. This is the Hollywood studio practice of inviting people to screen a movie ahead of the release date in exchange for their feedback. It’s costly, but movies can be substantial investments, so it’s important to get them right.

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The Pros and Cons of Help Wanted Signs

The Pros and Cons of Help Wanted Signs on ahabusinessconsulting.comWhat help wanted signs to say about the job and your company

How does it make you feel about a business when you see a help wanted sign posted on their front window? If the sign is nice or customized with different wording – such as “seeking future teammates” or “now hiring” – it can be more appealing than the old orange and black sign.

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How to Get the Most Out of Employee Reviews

How to Get the Most Out of Employee Reviews on ahabusinessconsulting.com6 tips for increasing the value of employee reviews

Employee reviews can be stressful – on both sides of the desk. Walking the line between criticism and insult can feel like a high-wire circus act. Professionalism lays the foundation for just how effective a review will be.

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Effective Time Management Puts You Back on Track

Effective Time Management Puts You Back on Track on ahabusinessconsulting.comHumans have a conflicting relationship with time.

Sometimes we can’t get enough of it; at others, we seem to be suffocating in it. In a letter penned to his friend’s grieving wife, Albert Einstein suggested the distinction between the past, present, and future is “nothing more than a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

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How Will Your Customer’s Personality Type Impact Your Sales Strategy?

How Will Your Customer’s Personality Type Impact Your Sales Strategy? on ahabusinessconsulting.comThe golden rule of business is to “build good relationships.”

There’s no more important relationship than with your customer, so you must be sure you can relate to every possible person. There are millions of potential buyers out there, but only a handful of core personality types.

The perfect sales pitch doesn’t really exist. People are complex, so a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

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How Employers Benefit from Job Fairs

How Employers Benefit from Job Fairs on ahabusinessconsulting.comJob fairs are loaded with benefits for businesses—and they’re not limited to recruiting

Job fairs usually seem to target those looking for employment, or people fresh off the graduation podium. As an employer, this may or may not be all that attractive. However, job fairs aren’t necessarily all about the talent pool.

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Why Your Business Should Use an Employee Onboarding Checklist

Why Your Business Should Use an Employee Onboarding Checklist on ahabusinessconsulting.comFAQs on why you need and how to use an employee onboarding checklist.

Finding the right new hire is only half the battle. A large part of your new hire becoming a successful, long-term employee is a result of how their onboarding process goes. Taking the time to ensure your new hires are properly on-boarded into your organization can positively or negatively affect your bottom-line. The cost of hiring a new employee is high, so failing to devote the time and resources to the onboarding process can drastically hurt your business.

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Don’t Keep Your Candidates Guessing : Why Communication is the Key to Keeping Candidates Interested

Don’t Keep Your Candidates Guessing: Why Communication is the Key to Keeping Candidates Interested on ahabusinessconsulting.comThe hiring process has become more complex because of the need to run background checks, pre-hire assessments, and multiple interview rounds. None should be used as an excuse to drop off the radar once you have engaged a job candidate.

It’s already difficult to find good job candidates.  As a hiring manager, you don’t want to drive potential candidates away. Recent research published by Glassdoor shows that the average interviewing time continues to lengthen.

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You don’t have to do it all: The Power of Delegation

You don’t have to do it all: The Power of Delegation on ahabusinessconsulting.comWe all want to succeed, and it’s usually why we take on more projects than we can handle alone. There really is only one way to get them all done—and that’s to look to your team for help.

If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. Does that statement resonate with you? Might be time to give it the old heave-ho. As a manager, it might be preventing you—and your team from real progress.