Recent News from the MRP Consulting Blog

Selection… Who should I pick?

March 14th, 2012 by Michael Page

Every year at this time, productivity slows down and office pools get into high gear to choose favorite teams for the NCAA Men’s college basketball championship (AKA March Madness).

Why Smart Employees Underperform: 7 Reasons to Avoid

January 30th, 2012 by Michael Page

We’ve all been there. After an extensive and thorough search for a line manager, one candidate stands out

3 Steps to Creating A Healthy Work Environment

January 17th, 2012 by Michael Page

Creating a healthy work environment keeps our key people engaged and loyal in an era when we’re demanding they do more with less.

Managing high performers with difficult personalities is one of the greatest managerial challenges that leaders face. We see it all the time across every industry and function.

Create a Culture of Engagement

November 17th, 2011 by Michael Page

This month we focus on engagement and its impact on the bottom line. Did you know that disengaged employees are 53% less productive than their engaged counterparts? Do you know who is engaged and who isn’t? How can you tell?

Helping Good Managers Become Better Leaders

October 17th, 2011 by Michael Page

Understanding the difference between the role of a “manager” and a “leader” is crucial to maximizing the potential of your people. A manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. A leader’s job is to inspire and motivate.

Is your organization thinking short-term, or planning for the big picture? Some organizations hunker down and take shortsighted measures such as hiring freezes and training and team development delays.

Building Performers

August 17th, 2011 by Michael Page

Does your organization struggle with employee performance? We can help with that! This month we share 5 Steps to Moving Low Performers Up or Out.

July’s feature article drills into the tangible benefits of workforce planning. The third quarter is commonly a time when businesses spend time planning for their next fiscal year.

Managers into Effective Leaders

June 17th, 2011 by Michael Page

Because managers carry more responsibility than any other position in most offices, their personal development is sometimes forgotten.