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...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I have a bad habit of passing out at inopportune medical moments.
Most recently, I took one of my short “naps” after getting the flu shot at work. Let’s just say that when I came to, coworkers surrounding me, I was very pleased with my decision to wear leggings under my dress that morning. It’s hard to remain ladylike when you faint.
Fortunately, California residents who share my subconscious...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In college I took a frozen pizza out of the oven—only partially thawed—because I couldn’t wait any longer. It was horrible and cold and, well, frozen, but it still seemed better than the alternative. The alternative being patience.
According to multifamily consultant Lisa Trosien, presenter of October 8’s Webinar Wednesday, “The Path of Lease Resistance,” we live in a microwave society. My...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Apartment make-ready maintenance requires some planning and thought. The tasks required generally differ slightly from property to property, and there can be issues between team members when everyone is not on the same page (or even reading from different books.)
Here are some tips that can be used to ease the make-ready process:
Have a clear organizational system. All people involved in the...