BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Interactive retreats for companies used to be extremely popular, but they lost their allure in recent years. It’s time to bring them back. If done correctly, these corporate meeting retreats can do wonders for your company culture. If you don’t spend enough time on the retreat planning process, however, you could severely damage that culture... Read More The post 4 Tips to Ensure a Successful and ...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • 3 Things CEO’s Must Do in 2018 1. Develop your People. The war on talent is stronger than ever in 2018. Finding qualified, effective people is difficult and expensive. Keeping them is vital! Developing your managers into true leaders should be CEO’s one concern. Closely followed after that is developing all employees: from the receptionist or maintenance... Read More The post 3 Things CEO’s Must D...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • If you’re searching for qualified job candidates, it’s essential that you find workers who will be a perfect fit for your business and have plenty of desirable skills. Once you find the right employees, you can provide certain organizational development training methods to improve their skills and turn them into great employees, but you need... Read More The post 6 Skills To Look For In A New Empl...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Employee development is an essential aspect of running a successful business. You’ve already read about how popular books like Tribal Leadership, The Happiness Advantage, and High Output Management can help a business thrive, but now it’s time to take a deeper dive into books that focus more on soft skills training, and employee education and development. It’s estimated that... Read More The post ...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • There are many aspects of business that need to be in place for a company to thrive. Not only does an organization need to have a team full of hardworking, competent, and engaging employees, but it must have its own culture of success and growth. Organizational development training modules can help shine a positive light... Read More The post Essential Books for Improving Company Culture and Produ...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Communication Challenges? Stop Monkeying Around! Call us 407-367-0883 The post Communication Challenges? appeared first on BlackRain Partners.

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • It’s important for employees to be trained in technical skills to help keep companies competitive and productive. However, it’s also necessary to create an employee development plan that enables workers to develop soft skills in addition to hard skills. Up to 16% of employers evaluating job candidates report that soft skills are more important to... Read More The post Why Soft Skills Are Just As I...

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BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • In the near future, employees who start new jobs might be using VR headsets to learn about the job. According to Biz Tech, executives at various companies are using VR for training to provide users with an immersive experience that simulates real-world examples and situations that they will likely face on the job. “Through VR, associates... Read More The post 3 Necessary Training Strategies to Ens...

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BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Having a difficult time getting people to respond to your email messages?  Use our tips to help improve communication: a. Who is the audience? (Is the message written to that audience? Do you need several message types for several audiences? b. What do you want them to learn/ why? Does the email cover that? c.... Read More The post Having a difficult time getting people to respond to your email me...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • One of the most important factors to have in a successful workplace is effective communication between leaders and employees. According to a study by Watson Wyatt, businesses that utilize effective communication are up to 50% more likely to have reduced turnover rates. These positive results are due to the fact that employees in a business form a... Read More The post How Improved Communication Be...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • The Leadership Incite Summit is specifically designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses under 50 employees. Because growing a business can be tough on your wallet, we created a practical solution! We will share tips and best practices on how to increase sales, improve communication and avoid common business mistakes. You will leave the summit with... Read More The post Leadership Incite Summi...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Employee training is one of the most important things a business can offer, but sadly, it’s often overlooked. One survey from 2008 found that an overwhelming number of Washington state businesses said their entry-level workers across many industries were lacking in many skills including conflict resolution, observation, and problem solving. While some employees are able... Read More The post 3 Sig...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Creating an employee development plan, especially one that aids in employee training and education, is a challenge for every business. You want to create a program that works with the employees and makes them feel engaged and actively learning, after all. Considering that only one-third of Americans are actively engaged at work every year, doing... Read More The post 3 Tips To Developing An Employ...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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Facilitation Services

  • We provide facilitation services to help make your meeting or retreat impactful. We help you from A to Z including setting up the agenda based on desired outcomes and providing post mortem follow-up to ensure your people are being accountable for actions they have taken ownership of during the retreat or meeting.     #facilitation... Read More The post Facilitation Services appeared first on Black...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • There’s no doubt about it, sales is a vast market and it can be found in any industry worldwide. Chances are when you think of a salesperson you think of a smooth talker that can sell you the shirt off your back. While some people are just natural salespeople, a truly excellent company sales team... Read More The post 4 Important Tools That Should Be Included in Every Sales Training Program appear...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • It seems like everyone has an opinion on millennials these days. But every generation has both valuable assets and pitfalls. Millennials actually have a lot to offer in the workplace: they’re typically eager to learn and take on new responsibilities, they’re often excellent problem-solvers, and they want to use their time effectively. Therefore, it’s no... Read More The post Millennials Need Bette...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • In communication, listening and speaking should be given the same importance. And yet, only 45% of our time when communicating is spent listening. Less time spent actively listening means that there is less emphasis being placed on really understanding what is being said. For businesses, this is particularly problematic. That is because the less something... Read More The post 2 Strategies to Impr...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • As a business owner, you probably rely on your managers to keep everything running smoothly by leading and motivating your team of employees. While there are countless attributes that a great manager needs to possess, one of the most important is having excellent communication skills. Unfortunately, too many managers lack these skills, which can have... Read More The post 3 Communication Skills Ev...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • In both educational settings and many corporate cultures, the acquisition of hard skills tends to dominate. An employee resume will typically highlight these skills, which often include degrees and certifications, language proficiency, or experience with computer programs. But the truth is that 77% of employers believe soft skills, or personality skills, are just as important... Read More The post...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Employee development training empowers your employees, and by doing so, you teach employees to ‘own’ their jobs and appreciate why they’re doing it. This generates excitement and promotes involvement in every level of your organization. As employees are given more trust and authority to do their jobs, they will be more open to feedback and... Read More The post Employee Empowerment equals Change M...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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Memorial Day Weekend

  • All gave some, some gave all. Please remember them this Memorial Day Weekend. Be Safe. The post Memorial Day Weekend appeared first on BlackRain Partners.

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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We Build Leaders

  • Upbeat employees can easily become negative employees – don’t let this happen to your team! Leadership starts with YOU! Call us today for a complimentary consultation @ 407-367-0883. The post We Build Leaders appeared first on BlackRain Partners.

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Starting a company is never easy, as evidenced by the overwhelming number of new businesses that fail within their first few years of operation. But when it comes to starting a nonprofit organization, it can become even trickier to succeed. While certain factors may be out of your control, you need to do everything you... Read More The post 3 Reasons Nonprofits Fail (And How Yours Can Avoid the Sa...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • Employee turnover is a huge concern for many businesses. Not only can employee attrition impact your business financially, but it can cause your employee morale to suffer. Ultimately, much of this voluntary turnover can be attributed to a lack of employee loyalty and engagement. The fact is that less than one-third of Americans are actually... Read More The post The Secret to Employee Loyalty (And...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • A lack of strong leadership has the power to severely damage any organization, and one of the most common concerns for companies is leadership development. In fact, a recent study found that 85% of respondents agreed there is an urgent need to speed up the development of the leaders within their organization. Of course, one... Read More The post Leading the Way: Tips For Fostering Leadership in Yo...

BlackRain Partners, LLC
BlackRain Partners, LLC
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  • When hiring new employees, business owners don’t often want to take a risk. Many times, they’ll hire someone who they think will be able to handle the daily responsibilities of a position without considering other important factors. While it’s imperative that a candidate is up to the normal tasks of a given job, this hiring... Read More The post The Risks You Take By Not Providing Employee Develop...

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