Gary Holt Blog

7 Employee Engagement Ideas: Why My Job is Terrifying and I Love It!

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, Jul, 31, 2015 @ 14:07 PM

This is a guest blog post written by Andrea Hewett, Social Media Business Director for Holt Marketing and Management Services, Inc.

My job frightens me. No, I'm not a Lion Tamer. I don't walk the high-wire or fly on a trapeze. I don't swim with the sharks (literally or figuratively). I am a Business Consultant.

You may be laughing right now and asking yourself, “What’s so scary about business consulting?” It’s true that there is no immediate danger to my life or well-being in my line of work. And while the possibility exists that a client could get angry or fire me because they don’t like the results they are getting, I don’t stress over that at all…

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What Your Construction Project Manager Needs for Goal Alignment

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, Jun, 26, 2015 @ 16:06 PM

As a Project Manager, you carry the weight of the Company on your shoulders. You are responsible for creating clear, attainable objectives and building the requirements for each project. Once you have set these goals, it is your job to manage your staff through the constraints that you have set up for cost, quality, time, and scope. Of course, you already knew all of that.

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Topics: profitability, process development, michigan consultant, project management training, workflows, management leadership, profit growth, business process management, construction project manager, six sigma project management, project cost management, project management tools, contractor operations team, business systems, workflow mapping, change management, productivity, workflow diagrams, business valuation, company valuation, project manager, project management, project management consulting, contractor operations, construction operations, construction operations team

Why You Shouldn’t Work Holidays: Improving Productivity

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Fri, May, 22, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

This is a guest blog post written by Andrea Hewett, Social Media Business Director
for Holt Marketing and Management Services, Inc.

If you haven’t already seen or heard the multitude of blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc. that exist solely to stress the importance of productivity in the workplace and how to get better at it, then you are either new to the internet, our blog, or both.

Chances are that you already know how important productivity is to a business, but do you really know if you are being as productive as you can be? Do you understand why it is so important to the company and how to improve productivity?

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The 6 Tactics You Need for Effective Recruiting Strategies

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Thu, Jan, 15, 2015 @ 14:01 PM

Recruiting can be a difficult and often frustrating task. It is vital to your Organization to have skilled, easily trained employees that can communicate effectively to help you increase your gross margins. The problem most face in achieving this, is the human aspect that can often be deceiving. People can be hard to read. They can be great at interviews and great at talking the talk but when it comes down to it, your main concern should be if they can walk the walk. 

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Topics: recruiting, strategy for recruiting, profitability, Efficiency, michigan consultant, improve efficiency, gross margins, Efficiency Improvements, profit growth, recruiter, recruiters, finding good employees, finding great employees, prospecting, research, social media, productivity, marketingholt.com, recruiting strategies, recruitment, how to find good employees, hiring, looking for new hires, linkedin

Be the Perpetual Entrepreneur - Propel Your Business into the Future!

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Tue, Dec, 23, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

The Situation

Organizations have concerns about the following:

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Ways to Increase Profit: The New Leadership Training

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Thu, Dec, 04, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

The New Leadership Training

What does it take to run an Organization smoothly? You know that when you hire a new employee, you have to train them so they know how to do the job the way you want it done. But how do you guarantee that they are getting the best training? Is training all that important? Of course it is! Without proper training, your company will suffer losses due to errors and re-work so you are essentially paying someone that costs you money instead of making you money.

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Topics: profits, process development, Efficiency, improve efficiency, Efficiency Improvements, profit growth, strategic work, successful strategies, business systems, Process Mapping, productivity, marketingholt.com, coaching, innovation

The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Gross Margins

Posted by Andrea Hewett on Mon, Nov, 17, 2014 @ 16:11 PM

Increasing Profit through Productivity

Your business is doing well, it may even be doing great; but could it be better? This is something we ask ourselves on a daily basis and make sure to ask our clients. Are you where you should be when it comes to Key Performance Indicators? You should be monitoring and measuring your performance in four main areas: Management, Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Finance. If you think you have it covered, you might already be in trouble…you should know, without a doubt, that you have it covered.

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