Job Description First … Hire Second.

I have found that many managers know that they need another employee to help carry the load and have a good candidate in mind but neglect to create a job description and clearly define the roles they need the employee to play. This can feel free and relaxing at first...

Online or Paper Appraisals?

IAS makes online performance appraisals affordable to small businesses with as few as 2 staff members! TrakStar is an online performance appraisal system that takes the pain out of performance reviews. For most managers the difficulty of doing performance reviews...

The Importance of Keeping Performance Records

As the end of the year approached many of us plan for staff performance evaluations. For most of us that means racking our brain to come up with some specific examples of what our people have done performance wise that is worth noting. For most of us that also means...

Learning to Manage People

I recommend reading the article 4 Common Mistakes Managers Make by Dan Schawbel, which states that 58% of all managers have never received any formal training in management. I have found this to be the case with almost every client I have worked with. Most people...

Importance of Creating and Updating Job Descriptions

During Managers BootCamp IAS consultants walk managers through creating their own job description and then requiring the same of their staff. We recommend that a job description should include specific and measurable tasks that an employee is responsible to...