Welcome to Compass Career Management Solutions
We Help Employers/Employees Proactively Venture Into the Future: Riding the Winds of Change & Opportunities
Since 1994 Compass Career Management Solutions has assisted a long diverse list of companies across the United States. Our clients willingly created our business’ name, using specific words that described how our firm’s capabilities uniquely enabled us to address and resolve the challenges of our clients. Thus, the name given to us became: Compass (giving direction) Career (identifying the best path for our clients) Management (allowing us to orchestrate the most effective process) and Solutions (building clear “procedures” to overcome all obstacles). Therefore, our company name officially became Compass Career Management Solutions. Our passion strives to help others take proactive steps for a healthier future.
Experts in Business & Career Transitions, Talent Management/Development, and Outplacement
Progressive Efforts for Productive Results
Businesses of all types have had to come up with new and more focused programs and procedures, as well as more efficient and insightful resources that would assist the workforces to be instructed and learn how to be more prepared to deliver successful results with current situations. The past business regimen, training, and tools have proven to be non-effective and lacking appropriate programs that meet the capabilities and circumstances for today’s economic and cultural status.
Business Owners and Employers finally heard what their workforces were saying. They weren’t just needing “training” but required programs and instructions to tackle the current challenges. There are multiple efforts, practices, tools, and skills needed as circumstances and workplaces change. There are specific factors that can deliver “SUCCESS” (a noted example in the diagram above).
However, there are also priorities that each business has to determine the appropriate strategical plan and program for each area of business in order to coordinate an orderly process, that will allow for the best outcome. Each department should decide when their efforts need to begin and conclude in order that the next department in line has what they need for their processes.
Compass Career Management Solutions is a human resources firm, who is experienced in “change management and transitions” in order to provide qualified insight to businesses and organizations inform company owners and leaders to be aware of ways to produce the best from their organizations and workforces. Change isn’t easy for anyone, and often there can be a lapse in the communication between management and their workforces. Be assured that Compass Career Management Solutions possesses the experience and resources that can help you enable your organization to be more capable and produce the very best outcome.
All good Leaders need to have competent resources for help occasionally and recognize when it is time to invest in such a credible and trustworthy resource in order to be their very best. With the help of an experienced resource, a company will grow and develop into an even better organization.
Contact the Compass Career website: www.compasscareer.com for more information.
WHAT BUSINESS OWNERS CAN DO TO BUILD SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES
Your Compass Leading to a Stronger and More Successful Business
There are no guarantees when owning and running a business, but it is important to use effective business practices, that can result in SUCCESS. There are many factors that are recommended for business owners to include to produce positive results. However, there are also many situations and circumstances that can cause negative reactions and outcomes. Some things a Business Owner can do is a) practice good business processes, b) be aware of and address changes and risks, c) set up effective schedules/processes, d) take advantage of learning opportunities, e) be sure to practice good and open communication with their workforces, f) provide lots of support for the workforce, and g) tap into credible resources that will benefit and grow the organization.
These may sound fairly simple, though you may consider this unnecessary – yet this will prove valuable. Being a Business Owner is a BIG responsibility with lots of unknowns and unexpected occurrences. Some have said they want to be a business owner in order to “set their own hours and schedules”, that is not realistic. In order to have a successful business, the owner learns to do all that is possible to provide a quality business, that provides their customers with the best they can offer.
A business owner needs to be committed and business-savvy, select the very best employees, maintain a safe work environment, be sure to offer the workforce updated education and training, while being informed about the economy and pertinent factors that support a healthy, growing business. The owner should also be a credible, responsible, and supportive community partner.
To be a successful Business Owner, it is wise to relay a clear “Strategy regarding the Mission and Vision of the Business”. If effectively communicating this, they will stand a better chance to attract like-minded people to their causes. Compass Career Management Solutions is a human-resource-consulting firm, who is experienced in business and career transitions since 1994. We coach and support owners through changes and do all that’s possible to see our clients through each of their unique transitions. Visit: www.compasscareer.com. Robyn Crigger is CEO; Bill Crigger is the President. “The Winds of Change Bring Opportunity”
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COMPASS CAREER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Our Executive HR Coaches have over 20+ years in business and human resources experience. Our clientele recognizes and values the insight, exposure, and high integrity we share with their organizations. Our executive coaching enables their leaders to make sound, strategic decisions, which places them on the continued road of success.
Effective Communication Skills
The top issue or concern relayed by most companies and organizations is “Communication”. This can be a major problem for most business owners and leaders, as communication is critical to their progress and growth. It would be considered a “death sentence” to a business if they were known for “poor communication.” (Once words are said, they cannot be erased)
Open and clear communication is needed between owner and management, management and the general workforce, between management and vendors, as well as between sales and clients. Good communication is like the “oil for the Tin Man” in the Wizard of Oz. Effective communication enables the different departments to listen and respond positively to those needs of their counterparts.
In order for any business to receive input and address any issue shared by their counterparts, the first step to “good communication” is to LISTEN carefully and confirm the issue at hand. From there, identify the main concern and determine or locate the resolution.
This may all sound simple, but if the owner and management team has swept this problem under the rug for very long to avoid any confrontation, it may take a longer time to resolve. Compass Career Management Solutions has always valued the importance of “Communication”, and we are ready to be of assistance. Communication is a “key component” to the growth and survival of a business.
Good Leaders Command Respect and Trust
“A Critical Investment in the Future”
Not everyone is meant to be a “LEADER”. When asked what characteristics or competencies you expect in a “Leader”, many would say: Honest, Dependable, Responsible, Hard-Working, Intelligent, etc. All of these are good descriptions of a “valuable employee”, BUT are these enough to make a “good LEADER”? Secondly, does this person WANT to be a LEADER? Leadership is a HUGE responsibility, and there are many who do NOT want this on their shoulders. So what does make a good LEADER?
This topic is the first part of LEADERSHIP TRAINING – to discuss and ask if a person is really ready for and wants to be a LEADER? One young professional told me that she didn’t have “confidence” in her Leader. That is definitely a bad sign. Leaders need to possess a personality and behavior that emits high expectations and is trustworthy. If the Leader does not possess these two traits, it should cause an employer to doubt the person’s leadership potential.
Through a well-developed Leadership program, there are several phases in “developing a strong, effective leader”. Our process also includes actual experience in “decision making”, as well as learning the specific skills needed to provide “good leadership”. A person may appear to possess good leadership characteristics, UNTIL they encounter a crisis and are unable to perform the role. At Compass Career Management our Leadership Development program includes exposure to events that should identify possible “weak links”. We also believe in the use of occasional “refreshers”. If a Leader is able to motivate a person to defeat his/her fears in performing a task, it is a good sign of “TRUST”. Contact Compass Career Management to learn more.
The Importance of Leadership Traits
Effective Management Training
Employers, do you select inspiring/motivating Managers, or do your Managers cause your “good employees” to leave?
Most employers know that each part of a machine must receive regular maintenance, attention and care in order to continue functioning at its best. Without that cleaning or greasing of the wheels, the machine will stall and eventually come to a halt or break down. Employees are no different – they need regular TLC to perform effectively and efficiently, which Compass Career Management can provide.
Everyone is different, but most persons are hard-working and yet still benefit from clear structure and directions. In addition, employees also respond well to encouragement, support and respect. To further invest in good employees, it helps for them to understand “clear expectations” and receive occasional training to strengthen their abilities to do their very best. With this type of employer-employee relationship the mutual respect and support delivers superior results.
Unfortunately, when employers inadvertently hire a Manager, who is more interested in his/her paycheck or boosting his/her ego by using degrading attitudes and behavior to accentuate “authority”, this is a MAJOR PROBLEM. It is hard enough to locate “good employees” without having an overzealous “manager” imposing his/her low self-esteem on them. Therefore, Compass Career Management encourages Employers to be careful about hiring poorly trained managers with negative attitudes. It is understandable that employers want employees who are dependable and willing to give a hard day’s efforts but only when treated with respect.
Therefore, be selective about those you choose to be managers, and make sure those managers receive a “healthy dose of good management training”. The training is worth the investment.