job descriptions

The Value of Job Descriptions

Good job descriptions are the Swiss Army Knife of the human resources business Job descriptions should be right at your fingertips whenever you have an HR matter to address. A principle of organization holds that organization should be based upon the work to be performed, not on the people available to

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Human resources

Road Map for Human Resources

One of the biggest issues technology integrators face today is hiring and retaining the right people. In the beginning, when you first started your integration business, HR’s main job was finding the right talent and putting them in the right seat. Typically, the hiring, firing and retaining of employees start

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Lessons-Learned

What Should A Lessons-Learned Process Focus On?

When working on an AV project, how often do we hear the words, “Didn’t this happen last time?” Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. You could say the same about many organizations’ lessons-learned process — or more aptly named,

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dropped handoffs

The Cost of Dropped Handoffs

What is the cost of dropped handoffs in your AV integration  business? How many of us regularly experience the drama, chaos and re-work of dropped handoffs? Why does this happen? Don’t we practice those handoffs – of which there are hundreds – every project, every year? In our AV Integration

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Service to Support

From Service to Support

Service is the act of doing. Support is the act of doing with the interest of your customer’s success in mind. The evolution of service to support, is a really hot topic these days. Steve Riley, our resident expert on support, shared his wisdom on this topic in a two

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Support

It’s All About Support Part One: The Overview

There are five necessary steps for integrators that intend to provide Support Why do so many AV integrators spend their time and resources selling projects and nothing else? Projects come and go, and when they go, you need to refill the hopper with more projects. Projects clog up the warehouse,

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The AV Profession podcast

Drilling Down with your Projects

When it comes to your clients’ projects there are several steps in the sales process for getting down to what they really need. As a sales and engineering team, it could be easy to assume certain things about a project especially if it appears similar to another project. Navigate’s Bill Sharer diving deep with discovery during the sales process.

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The AV Profession podcast

A Fresh Look on Accounting

David McNutt from Navigate Management Consulting brings some advice on assessing and hiring a new accounting team. When is it time to get a new look at your books and accounting practices? How do you set about getting a new CFO? When isn’t it time to change?

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The AV Profession podcast

Creating a Company Culture for Success

Brad Malone from Navigate Management Consulting discusses creating company culture. Malone describes the decisions that need to be made at the top by leadership. How do you incorporate culture and values throughout an organization? What do you do when handling “special” employees?

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