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Effects of Management Training

A lot of business owners have never heard the word management training. They are often confused when someone discusses this term in front of them. A humble effort is done here to help explain what it actually is and how can it be helpful for the business community. What is management training? Management training is a combination of series that are undertaken by the organizations to bring out the very best in their staff. In the current financial and competitive climate of the business world, it is necessary for the organization to have the most talented staff to be able to beat competition. It allows the staff to improve efficiency and quality of work in their positions enabling the company to explore new ventures. Training courses are specially designed for managers and other members of staff separately. Tailored according to their nature of work, responsibilities and skills, they are made able to tackle the different challenges that may arise during work. How is it conducted? The …

Best Practices for Assessing Job Candidates

What is a "candidate selection assessment"? When I moved to Philadelphia about ten years ago, I was surprised to find that many companies had never heard of a "selection assessment". Instead, they were using only traditional candidate screening methods such as interviews and reference checks. I found this to be especially interesting given that surrounding cities like New York and Washington, DC were saturated with management consulting firms, and many of the best companies nationwide require a selection assessment for any candidate seeking to be hired or promoted into an important role. Put simply, a candidate selection assessment uses certain "tests" or other evaluative measures to gauge how effective an applicant will be in meeting the demands of a role. These assessments can take many forms, ranging from "paper-and-pencil" questionnaires, to online surveys, or live simulations where candidates are observed while engaging in staged scenarios…

Leadership and Branding - Development Principles For CEOs

Leadership and branding are hot topics. Leadership development programs are quite popular. There are many conferences and seminars on the subject of branding. Leadership development and brand development consume a lot of resources of businesses. Leadership means different things to different people. It means ability to inspire. Leadership is charisma, courage, and even sacrifice. Leadership requires vision. Leadership is talked about in rarefied atmosphere of CEO conferences, business schools, HR meets, and strategy meets. There seems to be an unstated and unanimous agreement that leadership is too important, too-sweeping-in-its-scope, too-good-to-be-described, and therefore too-complex-to-be-systematically-deployed concept. Everyone is convinced that such indescribable leadership must be good for any organization. Branding too captures imagination of people. For some CEO s it is a reverential bowing item to be ticked off the agenda. For CFO s it is a black hole of cash. Sales people …

Is Your Consulting Firm Your ISO Business Partner?

ISO Makes a Strong Business Case Whether you manufacture a product or are in the service sector - a private organization or a government agency - ISO is a fundamental business model. It is the foundation from which to build an enterprise. It focuses attention on organizational processes, your customers (internal and external), competency-based training, and continual improvement. That translates to improved business results. ISO-based standards rely on eight quality management principles that can be used to lead and improve any organization. A pragmatic approach, however, is essential. It should ensure needed checks and balances, and a framework for operating efficiently and effectively. When your ISO initiative is integrated into your strategic business plan, it links strategy to execution. Attention is focused on doing the right job - right the first time. ISO Benefits Abound ISO helps an organization see itself from the customer's perspective. And it makes a strong business case…

Hiring a Project Management Consultant Instead of a Project Manager

The job of a project management consultant is to look at your company's projects and help get them in order. A great many companies today are leaning towards hiring management consultants instead of using project managers. This can save companies substantial amounts of money as they do not have to hire additional staff. Companies that work in four season climates often use management consultants as they can be contracted to work on construction projects during the construction season. These project management consultants are hired to work on building construction, road construction, and other outdoor planning. The vast majority of management involves the construction industry. Before your company hires a management consulting firm, they need to know how project managers are screened. The firm should have significant experience in the construction industry and should have a proven track record, providing a company with references of completed projects. Those who work for consultan…

Telecom Consultant: How to Become One

A telecom consultant is a professional who specializes and works in the telecommunications industry and is responsible to help companies select telephone, video services and data communications equipment needed in their business. They are normally hired in a project-based manner; this position is also known as telecommunications specialist when hired full-time by telecommunications companies. People who are blessed to work in this position are responsible for reducing the expenditures of the company and creating cost-effective telecommunication systems. Telecom consultants also provide recommendations to assist companies in managing costs and are also responsible to update the systems when latest equipments become available in the market. Job description Most companies looking for telecom consultants are from the fields of manufacturing, insurance, and banking. The services that these consultants provide become much more important once clients adapt the need to send and receive overse…