Welcome back to the Hutchison Group’s official blog space! In recent posts of the past, we’ve taken the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics that our business consulting services address on some level. From employee relationship management and human resource training to helping businesses tackle labor negotiations with unions, we are an HR consulting firm that exists to help our clients maximize the talents of their employees.

The fact is, irrespective of your organization’s specific focus, you’ve got competition. The odds are that your competition is fierce, too. But rather than focusing on what your competitors are accomplishing, Hutchison Group offers HR consulting services that key in on ensuring that management, employees, and union leaders all collaborate with the same goals in mind — the company’s success. We offer employee relations consultants with a wealth of experience who can identify structural and systemic issues in addition to bringing practical, achievable solutions to the table. With each of our clients, we’ll formulate a tailored strategy as part of our management consulting service.

Hutchison Group can help you improve productivity, reduce costs, and much more.

Management And Supervisor Training

Today’s post, as the title no doubt already gave away, concerns the practices that successful managers employ. The fact of the matter is that your organization isn’t going to go much of anywhere if you don’t have effective supervisors. We’d argue that the success of practically any company is in no small way affected by how well a manager can, well, manage. Effective managers are able to influence the performance, productivity, and initiative of their employees. For this influence to be beneficial, there are certain traits and behaviors that most successful supervisors demonstrate.

Signs of Successful Managers

We begin this two-part series by addressing the signs of a successful manager — complete with best practices you should utilize along with bad habits you must avoid!

Hiring Well

You might be a first-time manager reading this blog as you find yourself effectively “swimming” trying to grasp the nuances of your new position. Conversely, perhaps you are something of a seasoned pro, and you are simply reading this post to ensure the industry is keeping up with your pioneering enterprise as a supervisor.

Either way, we can’t drive this point home enough; hiring well covers a multitude of errors. Finding folks who fit in well when it comes to both competency and culture is the key to building a productive workforce with strong morale.

Here’s a good place to start — look for people who line up with your company’s values and vision. No matter how technically proficient or talented an individual might be, if they lack important interpersonal skills and are unable to convey the organizations’ values they should not be placed in a leadership role. Also, for supervisors to be successful they must be able to engage their employees in order to benefit from their ideas and suggestions.

Contact Hutchison Group

If you are looking for employee relations consultants worth their salt, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Hutchison Group! We’d love to hear from you and help be part of your organization’s solution toward success.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for part two of this series, in which we will go more in-depth regarding the signs of a successful manager, addressing interpersonal communication, consistency, productivity and much more regarding employee relations training for managers!