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FastPoints Series

“A mini-course for managers”

The FastPoints Series of books are derived from the workbooks developed by Hammes and Associates that provide the foundation for the company’s training workshops.

Below are brief descriptions of each FastPoints booklet. These booklets are designed to be “fast” reads, while providing valuable information for managers at all levels of an organization. If you need useful management ideas and techniques and you have time constraints and/or a limited budget, the FastPoints Series is the answer.



APPLICANT INTERVIEW MATCHING SYSTEM (AIMS)
A standardized hiring process that increases retention, improves performance and reduces the cost per hire. The AIMS interviewing system combines the key elements of the candidate's background (experience, track record and education), with the personal characteristics necessary to be successful within the culture of the organization (the fit to the company).

  1. Preparing for the interview.
  2. Dealing with legal issues.
  3. Developing a list of key personal characteristics for success in the company.
  4. Structuring the interview process.
  5. Reducing interviewer biases.
  6. Formulating questions to ask. 
  7. Evaluating "fit" to the job and company.
  8. The Do’s and Don’ts of interviewing.

 




II. MANAGEMENT SNAPSHOTS
Concise ideas and implementation techniques for supervisors and managers to develop the tools and skills to manage employees, meet the challenges of managing a workforce and achieve the desired results.

 

  1. Enhancing the people skills of managers.
  2. Communicating with employees.
  3. Developing a broader understanding of employee motivation.
  4. Working more closely with employees as a team.
  5. Developing employee objectives.
  6. Delegating.
  7. Facilitating meetings.
  8. Managing conflict more effectively.

 




III. LEADERSHIP: WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Ideas and techniques to move managers beyond day to day task management to the broader “leadership” issues necessary to meet the organization’s vision, mission and goals.

 

  1. Redirecting emphasis on near term tasks to a big picture focus and long-term leadership perspective.
  2. Developing key leadership skills.
  3. Enhancing your influence in the organization.
  4. Coaching and leading self-directed work teams.
  5. Encouraging supervisors and employees to seek and adapt to change.
  6. Functioning as a member of a cohesive leadership team.
  7. Understanding how to use the vision and mission of the organization to drive goals and objectives.

 




IV. PERFORMANCE CAN BE MANAGED
A comprehensive performance management system that provides managers with effective appraisal tools and employees with a sound evaluation process that enhances development and performance. This booklet provides a system and format for:

  1. Controlling the performance appraisal process.
  2. Determining performance parameters and evaluation techniques.
  3. Developing performance objectives.
  4. Involving employees in the process.
  5. Providing feedback to employees
  6. Overcoming obstacles to implementing an appraisal system.

 




V. NOT ANOTHER MEETING!
A guide for managers and other meeting facilitators to plan and implement productive meetings.

  1. Determining Why to Meet. 
  2. The Keys to Effective Meetings. 
  3. Planning for the Meeting. 
  4. Facilitating Meetings. 
  5. Enhancing Meeting Participation. 
  6. Dealing with Difficult People. 
  7. Monitoring Post Meeting Assignments.
"I appreciate your coaching and counseling with our key management staff. It helped bring the developmental needs into clearer focus and provided managers with excellent ideas to assist them in their management roles."
Vice President Human Resources, Fortune 500 Chemicals Company

" The focus of our services is to assist companies to locate, evaluate and hire the best candidates, develop and retain employees and to assist with termination when necessary."

 

 

 
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