Tuesday, November 25, 2014
As I sit here at my desk eating a doughnut and stretching my stomach for the impending Thanksgiving feast, I know I have a lot to be thankful for.
1. Dancing With The Stars. Aside from host Tom Bergeron being an absolute delight, I am currently obsessed with dancing partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish—or, as we in the seedy underbelly of competitive ballroom like to call them, Janelskiy....
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I got out of a real jam last month.
After five years in the same apartment, my roommate and I were moving out. She was recently engaged and moving in with her fiancé. I was 90 percent happy for her, 10 percent being all, ‘WHAT IS HAPPENING?!’ Fine, 80/20.
Point is, I was more happy for her than I wasn’t. But her exciting news meant not only looking for a new apartment of my own, but reconciling...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Apartment managers are pulled in many different directions for many different reasons throughout the day. One minute, there is the need to assess a resident’s apartment and walk vacant units; the next, quarterly inspections. Then there’s managing people, managing the numbers, and managing yourself. Finally, but not least, there’s attempting to prioritize the work in each department from specific...
Valerie Hayman Sklar
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Are your employees engaged? Are they truly motivated to achieving your property’s goals and objectives? Are you sure?Only 29 percent of North American workers are engaged in their work, according to the State of the Global Workplace, a 142-country Gallup study. And when you look at the worldwide stats, this number drops to a measly 13 percent.Thus, the bulk of employees worldwide—63 percent in...