3 Ways To Plan Resource Levels

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3 Resource Planning Methods to Help Predict Staffing Needs Most businesses and organizations go through an annual headcount planning process for the upcoming year.  We all know that such activities are important to running a productive organization.  And yet, while resource management is critical, doing it well and doing it right is easier said than done. There are a number of methods

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7 Ways to Reduce Cost in Your Business

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  As all business leaders know, when a company becomes strained and pressed for cash, we need to look for ways to reduce our costs and expenses.  While cost control is always important, we naturally spend more during periods of growth to support the increasing size and momentum of the organization.  The challenge comes when growth slows and we need to figure

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5 Business Cases for Justifying an Increase in Headcount

Employee Performance Reviews

    One of our most popular articles here at MRH described one approach to justifying an increase in your staff level.  Fighting for resources is a problem we’ve all dealt with as managers and one that can be extremely frustrating to overcome. So, I wanted to take the topic one step further and give you some more tools and

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How to Justify A Need for Training

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Is Your Training Plan Being Cut Year After Year?  Read On… It’s a battle out there, folks.  Between a fragile economy, steep competition, and the rising costs of business, its understandable that the first form of cost cutting comes in what is known as discretionary spend.  If you think you’re the only manager whose budget for training and employee development is routinely cut,

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Six Key Strategies for a Business Renewal

Turning Around a Business

How to Find Your Way When The Odds are Against You   Nothing is going your way.  The sky is falling.  You’re not sure what to do next.  No one else seems to have answers, either.  All you get are more questions.  A business turnaround is one of the most complex and challenging experiences a manager will ever go through

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Budget Planning: Tips for How Managers Need to Approach Their Budget

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Planning Your Budget If you are a manager whose responsibilities include maintaining a budget, I feel your pain. I’m pretty sure that the one thing that brings managers of all types together is the universal pain, headaches and aggravation introduced by budget planning. As I near the end of my own budget planning cycle, in preparation for next year, I

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Demystify Project Estimating with 3 Simple Steps

How many times have you been asked the question “It’s going to take you how long?” when you present a basis of estimate for a given project?  Regardless of whether it is your customer or a fellow manager, the conversation is often the same.  As the expert who is scoping the project, your expectation is that it will require a significant

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