Author: Andrea Hoffer

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Sales Tactics for All Social Styles

How knowledge of social styles can make you a better salespersonSelling with a sense of style.

All salespeople are not the same. All customers are not the same. You probably have a sense of your own interpersonal style, and theirs. But how can you hone this information to create the most successful sales experience? There are powerful, time-tested assessments that can give you great insight and spur sales success.

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8 Skills That Will Take Your Managerial Career to the Next Level

8 Skills That Will Take Your Managerial Career to the Next Level on ahabusinessconsulting.comLooking to advance as a manager?

The best managers have mastered certain skills. Some may have those abilities naturally, but most learned them along the way. If you want to take your career to the next level – taking on a managerial role, eyeing a more senior position, or starting your own business – you need to master those same qualities.

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Do You Trust Your Customers?

Do You Trust Your Customers? on ahabusinessconsulting.comHow to make sure your customers really are happy.

If you’re like a majority of business owners, you probably think your customer service is “superior” – in fact, 80% of the companies surveyed by Help Scout fell into this assumption. But on the flip side – only 8% of those who patronized those very same businesses agreed. So, what accounts for this extreme discrepancy?

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How to Use Your Job Descriptions to Weed Out Poor Candidates

How to Use Your Job Descriptions to Weed Out Poor Candidates on ahabusinessconsulting.comIt’s no small job to write a good job description.

Before you hop online to post that new job description for the hire you needed yesterday, stop. The effort you spend on the front end writing a great job description will save your organization time and money; you won’t be wasting precious time sifting through endless resumes of people who don’t have the right skill set or won’t be a good fit. You may get fewer applicants, but you’ll get more of the ones you want to hire.

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New Manager, No Clue? Tips for Success when Supervising Employees for the First Time

New Manager, No Clue? Tips for Success when Supervising Employees for the First Time on ahabusinessconsulting.comHow to be a good manager largely depends on taking time to understand each team member.

Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted to a management role for the very first time. You’re excited for the new responsibility, but a little nervous on how to hit the ground running as a “good manager,” right? It has been said that great managers get things done through others.

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The 5 Must-Have Traits of Great Frontline Employees

The 5 Must-Have Traits of Great Frontline Employees on ahabusinessconsulting.comWhat you need to know when hiring frontline employees.

An organization’s customer-facing team plays the most critical role in driving the organization’s success. For hiring managers, you know that maintaining low turnover in these key roles is vital to sustaining employee morale and continuing to keep revenue driving in the right direction.

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Why negative customer feedback is a good thing

Why negative customer feedback is a good thing on ahabusinessconsulting.comWhy you should ask for customer feedback and how

No business owner or manager likes to receive criticism. However, in the retail and service industries, negative feedback is a daily occurrence. While it’s easy to wince or become defensive in the face of such criticism, you need to remember that it’s not always a bad thing.

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7 Tips to Help You Delegate Business Tasks

7 Tips to Help You Delegate Business Tasks on ahabusinessconsulting.comDelegate your way to balancing business and your life.

We all know managers or owners who find it hard to delegate. Perhaps you’re one of those people, believing everything will fall apart if you’re not in charge. The inability to delegate can create unnecessary problems for you and your business, however. Employees might feel you don’t trust them, and you probably feel over-stressed most of the time.

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The Many Pros and Cons of Employee Referrals

The Many Pros and Cons of Employee Referrals on ahabusinessconsulting.comMake a better hiring decision by weighing both sides.

Employee referrals are great. Sometimes. Before you take the word of an employee on the next ‘perfect hire,’ be sure to weigh the benefits against the potential issues to help guide you as you make your hiring decision.