Important Tips for Grant Writing

The business of securing a federal, state, or private grant is very competitive. The organization must craft a well written, concise proposal. Leave no room for questions or doubts for the reader.  The first thing to do before writing a grant proposal is to read the announcement multiple times. Make sure all requirements are understood. […]

How to Craft an Employee Evaluation Form – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final bonus tip on designing employee evaluation forms. All evaluation forms should be signed by the supervisor and employee with loose contractual language. In some organizations, the human resource lead or a top executive also sign the form. It is important to have checks and balances. No one should be […]

How to Craft an Employee Evaluation – Part 2

What kind of feedback do you give your employees? “You always this, you that….” or “So and so says you do this….” or “I hate it when you do that….” or even worse, you say nothing and blindside an employee at evaluation time. These are common missteps to employee evaluations. Written employee evaluations should be […]

How to Craft an Employee Evaluation Form – Part 1

As a business leader or employer, it is critical to give employees constructive written feedback. The feedback should support professional growth and productivity within the organization. Everyone doesn’t know how to give meaningful feedback. Everyone doesn’t know how to accept meaningful feedback. The key is to have an evaluation system that is transparent, fair, and […]

How to Write Business Emails

Emails. We all use them in the business world. Some use is appropriate. Some use is inappropriate. The purpose of a business email should be to convey basic information – no more. Tell your reader the “when, where, and how” of a business matter. Emails should not be sent in times of high emotion. Emails […]

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