1. Successful Strategies

Know the BUSINESS

Too often, people look at companies purely as employers. Staff supporting individuals need to learn to speak to businesses: understand what business cycle the company is in, know the pain points of the business, assess gaps, know business lingo. When staff supporting individuals do this successfully, they are able to better advocate for individuals. Teach the individual the difference as well. When the interaction is seen as a two-way street (For ex. "I am analytical and good at breaking tasks down; the business needs a process enhanced, but is missing the skill to do so"), a mutual relationship evolves. When a person fills a vacancy because s/he needs a body, there isn't a long-term commitment and value is missing for one or even both parties.

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