Tag: interim management


May

18

2018
Interim Executive Felda Looper on Standard Operating Procedures

Interim Executive Felda Looper on Standard Operating Procedures

The hallmark of efficient companies lies in the mapping and documentation of standard operating procedures On this week’s podcast of Business Today, we spoke to Interim Executive Felda Looper on her experiences and the importance of having standard operating procedures in place.  She has a very varied background and done many things in her career that include starting a profitable retail business in her twenties, and standing...

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May

17

2018
Interim Executive Advice: Measure Performance and Start Over

Interim Executive Advice: Measure Performance and Start Over

IN THIS EPISODE OF CERIUS BUSINESS TODAY WE ARE JOINED WITH INTERIM EXECUTIVE DON LABOWSKY TO TALK ABOUT MEASURING PERFORMANCE. He shared the different kinds of challenges he typically sees in assignments and how he helps companies solve them. He started off by stressing the importance of working an a team through a major transition in his last assignment: It’s never just one person, and...

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May

17

2018
3 Myths about Budgets for Small Businesses

3 Myths about Budgets for Small Businesses

Small businesses owners have a bad impression of budgets. They feel that they can be left until the end, are suffocating and set in stone. All of these things aren’t true. 1. Budgets can be left to the end A common myth is that you should leave all the financial stuff until after you’ve finished making your business plan. That’s a mistake because your plan...

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May

16

2018
3 Pieces of Advice in Performance Management

3 Pieces of Advice in Performance Management

  INSIDER ADVICE ON PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FROM AN INTERIM HR EXECUTIVE Interim executives step into companies often at times of crisis. Facing challenges and solving problems is what they’re good at. They are available to step into companies on short notice to fill a sudden gap in leadership, and to run a key initiative which provides specialized skills and knowledge for a temporary periods of...

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May

16

2018
Run Meetings Like a Marine

Run Meetings Like a Marine

One evening last week my husband, Michael, was telling me about his marathon meeting day. We shared some of the same frustrations about how many meetings can get packed into a day. Then he said something that brought me up short: “It’s not so bad as long as there aren’t too many Information Brief meetings. Nobody likes those.” By Kristen McAlister I blinked. Twice. I...

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May

16

2018
What a Human Resources Strategic Plan for Hiring Looks Like

What a Human Resources Strategic Plan for Hiring Looks Like

Although the HR department has a lot to manage, it is mostly known for hiring. Finding and signing on new employees is a long and difficult task that can have a huge impact on performance. A human resources strategic plan helps make it easy. To make sure companies hire the right people, managers stick to their human resources strategic plan. It includes where to hire from,...

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May

15

2018
How Consistent Financial Information Can Be an Asset for Your Organization

How Consistent Financial Information Can Be an Asset for Your Organization

In this episode, we are joined by interim executive Bill Hegeman. He shared different challenges and signs of trouble to look out for in companies gleaned from his decades of experience in executive positions. He told us some of the ways he is bringing an impact in his current assignment by stressing importance on financial information: When I came here cash was extremely tight and even...

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May

14

2018
3 Areas to Assess Business Operations for Profitable Growth

3 Areas to Assess Business Operations for Profitable Growth

A successful business doesn’t just meet their targets, they aim to achieve higher than their goals. By delivering maximum output, managers are able to add growth and profit to the organization. Executives leverage three areas of business operations to create an efficient system: revenue, output, and cost control and risk management. All three areas function independently, but there are common areas of cooperation between them...

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May

14

2018
Challenges in a Financial Organization faced by Interim Executives

Challenges in a Financial Organization faced by Interim Executives

Challenges faced by financial organizations are worlds apart from other companies Interim executives step into companies at times of crisis. Facing challenges and solving problems is what they’re good at. Their brief role in financial organizations and others have the power to transform them and bring them out of trouble or ease a transition. Each financial organization has a unique set of challenges, but there...

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May

13

2018
Interim Executive Assignment at an Organization with a New CEO

Interim Executive Assignment at an Organization with a New CEO

In this episode of the Cerius Business Today Podcast we are joined with Interim HR Executive Scott Coolidge. He has over 35 years of experience, almost exclusively in Human Resources. About half of his career was with large consulting firms, including Towers Perrin and Hey Management Consultants. The other half was spent in corporate roles in HR and various capacities. He shared some highlights of his...

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