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Is it time to quit your job?


Do you love your job?

Are you ignoring signs that are telling you it is time to move on? I know that it may seem better to stay put and keep dragging yourself out of bed to go to work-it really isn't. Trust me.

So, let's talk about the "signs", making a decision and how to take the next steps. Join me today for a very candid talk. This may be exactly what you need to hear!

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Having a hard time stopping the employee revolving door?


Unfortunately, many companies have high turnover. I have seen this time and time again. Employee satisfaction is one of the first things that I look at to set a company up for success. Have you been paying attention to key indicators that your employees value in choosing and staying at a place of employment? In this video you will learn some of the common areas that cause employee turnover. Let's engage our team members and reduce turnover.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Multifamily Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic brought schools, commerce, commuting, travel, and more to a halt, and it changed A LOT of how we operate apartment communities - nearly overnight! And yet, while many things changed for most of the U.S., multifamily employees had the challenge of figuring out how to continue to provide service and support for residents who were now home 24/7 for months on end. In our Swift Bunny COVID-19 Employee Impact Study, we explored how multifamily employees were feeling and faring during so much change. Here are some of the highlights we found: Employees feel well-informed More than 85% of multifamily employees agree they feel well-informed, and nearly as many feel they are getting the information they need that is relevant to their jobs.  WARNING! Many executives, upon hearing this great feedback, shared they were considering pulling back on the volume and frequency of communication. The theme we heard from employees loud and clear was that they still need and want that level of communication. As different cities and states consider re-opening, re-closing, or limiting amenities, services, events, and more, there is still a lot of information to share. Keep talking! Employees are listening.  Companies are taking care of their residents Employees overwhelmingly agreed that they were confident in the support provided to residents. While there were - and are - logistical challenges, such as office closures and emergency work orders only, employees felt companies were providing information and creative options to keep residents comfortable in their homes. New ......
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5 Ways to Build Employee Morale in Your Community

5 Ways to Build Employee Morale in Your Community
People want to work in a place where they feel happy and appreciated. It’s as simple as that. And keeping your staff happy has benefits for you, too. Recent research from the University of Warwick found that happy employees are more productive than those who aren’t. And happiness has also been linked to employee retention. Do your employees seem to have a case of the blahs lately? Here are 5 low or no cost ideas to encourage teamwork, increase motivation and build positive employee morale in your apartment community. Celebrate milestones. Once a month, celebrate the folks in your office who are having birthdays, work anniversaries, weddings or other important milestones. It can be as simple as sending out an email to your team with a list of these staff members and their milestones, or perhaps bringing in a special treat on the designated date each month. Recognize good performance. Performance reviews aren't the only time you should acknowledge the great work your employees are doing throughout the year. If an employee goes above and beyond, thank them in person immediately or give them kudos during the next staff meeting. Form a sports team. Many cities have recreational leagues where you can sign up a team to play a variety of different sports including volleyball, soccer and softball. Form a team in your office and sign up! Or, keep it more casual by challenging the staff at another one of your portfolio’s communities to an evening game of kickball or soccer at a local park. Schedule a vol......
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