Posts tagged 2011-old
20 Rules for Succeeding as a Team

These are my “golden rules” for working together as an agent / assistant team however these concepts could really be applied to any boss / assistant relationship. I believe that a great assistant “manages up” and a great boss sets the goals, priorities and standards for the company, and then focuses on production related activities while their staff handles the rest.

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A Messy Database + YEARS of Procrastination = ???

It was close to the end of the day and I found myself with something I rarely find myself with: free time. I had made all of my calls, returned every email, updated every report and even perused ActiveRain for articles to comment on. I was out of things to do. I went to my "Projects to work on when you have time" file. At the top of the list was something that I have been avoiding for literally years. "Clean Up Your Outlook Database!!!!!".

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Prohibited Interview Questions

I wanted to share this post because sometimes when I send a candidate on an interview I find out that the agent asked questions that they are not legally allowed to ask on an interview.  For example, an agent called me the other day after an interview with a candidate and said, "Well, I liked her a lot but she has 3 kids.

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Hire Slowly and Fire Gracefully

We have all heard the saying "Hire slowly and fire quickly." This is certainly good advice but sometimes firing quickly can cause unanticipated consequences. It is always in your best interest to end any employment relationship amicably even if that employee didn't meet your standards. In this article we identify some of the basic steps you can take to minimize your liability when terminating an employee.

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