How to Hire Slowly and Fire Gracefully

We have all heard the saying “Hire slowly and fire quickly.” This is certainly good advice, but sometimes firing quickly can cause unanticipated consequences. It is always in your best interest to end any employment relationship amicably even if that employee didn’t meet your standards. In this article we identify some of the basic steps you can take to minimize your liability when terminating an employee and teach you how to hire slowly and fire gracefully. … Continue readingHow to Hire Slowly and Fire Gracefully

Illegal Interview Questions

Fear not – if you’re worried about asking the wrong interview questions, you can hire the pros at R.E.A. Staffing to screen and interview your candidates for you. Once you’re prepared to meet with the top-tier applicants, we’ll provide you with a list of questions and a variety of tried and true prompts to ensure that your business is protected from legal repercussions.
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20 Rules for Succeeding as a Team

Succeeding as a team can be a challenge. Different personalities, different roles and a fair amount of high-stress situations can often make teamwork seem impossible. These are my “golden rules” for working together as an agent/assistant team, although these concepts could really be applied to any boss/assistant relationship. I believe that a great assistant “manages up” and a great boss sets the goals, priorities and standards for the company, and then focuses on production related activities while their staff handles the rest. I encourage you to share this list with your team and discuss which items need some work. … Continue reading20 Rules for Succeeding as a Team

Real Estate Interview Rules and Red Flags

The process of hiring an assistant, whether it is your first or your tenth is always faced with some level of trepidation. We all want to find the perfect assistant and never have to go through the hiring process again anytime soon. We try to find clues during the interview process that point to a candidate’s potential for success or failure on our team. As much as there are things to look for in an assistant, there are also a few warning signs, or red flags, you want to look out for and avoid. … Continue readingReal Estate Interview Rules and Red Flags