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Training and Development

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By on Apr 16, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By Cari Dubiel It’s impossible to know exactly what a direct report is doing at a given moment—and this task is even more daunting in the arena of special skills. Most Directors have an MLIS and a library background but have to supervise information technology, building, and public relations professionals. On the other side, Trustees’ […]

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Client success story – Cortina Leathers

By on Mar 28, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Performance Management, Success Stories, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Client success story – Cortina Leathers

Changing a culture isn’t easy. Defining core values is an important part of a new way of doing business. But once they are defined, how do you really make them part of your DNA? Our recent project with Cortina Leathers shows one of the ways this is done. Cortina Leathers started out as a small, […]

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Case study – employee handbook rollout

By on Feb 27, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Case Study, Compliance, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Success Stories, Training and Development |

Case study – employee handbook rollout

Over the years we have posted several Updates about the importance of employee handbooks and how to use them effectively.  This month’s case study has some tips on making the handbook rollout process more effective so that it is an effective tool for your managers as well as increasing understanding with your employees. Having worked […]

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The importance of front-line supervisor training

By on Feb 8, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

The importance of front-line supervisor training

By Cari Dubiel Public libraries are often faced with challenges when it comes to training in general: staff shortages, lack of time, and the need to stay relevant to their communities, are only a few examples. Leadership training gets pushed to the back burner, and managers are expected to become self-starters, learning on the fly. […]

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Case study – performance management process for Library Director and Fiscal Officer

By on Nov 16, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Case Study, Coaching, Communication, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Performance Management, Public Libraries, Success Stories |

Case study – performance management process for Library Director and Fiscal Officer

Our case study for this month highlights work we did for a public library client of ours. We are passionate about helping our public library clients learn and use best practices when it comes to Human Resources strategies. In this project we worked with a library’s Board of Trustees to develop a performance management process […]

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Library Director and Fiscal Officer performance management

By on Nov 16, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Coaching, Communication, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Performance Management, Public Libraries |

Library Director and Fiscal Officer performance management

By Cari Dubiel Developing and executing the evaluation of an Executive Director or Fiscal Officer is often a challenge for public library trustees and employees alike. As community members, trustees aren’t always able to be on-site at the library. Administrative staff are tasked with operating the library, so the trustees don’t have to, and there […]

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