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Managing Smart: Supervisors Need Vacations Too

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 With summer upon us, vacation requests are flowing in from our team members. But, have you planned your vacation? You need one, too! We know — it can be challenging to take a vacation as a supervisor. Being out of the office can mean cramming work before and after our vacation, […]

Managing Smart: Creating Stability for Your Employees...

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 It’s no secret that we’re experiencing a lot of change at the College. As supervisors, it’s important that, during times of change, you create stability for your employees to help them embrace the change effectively. How? Here are five ways to provide stability for your team through change. 1. Focus on your […]

Managing Smart: Navigating Staffing Shortages

Thursday, February 17, 2022 By Ben Taylor, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity With the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the recent surge in cases resulting from the Omicron variant, departments saw and may continue to see an increase of employees being out sick simultaneously. These unexpected absences can create staffing shortages and result in delays […]

Managing Smart: Obtaining Feedback from Exiting Employees

Thursday, December 16, 2021 By Courtney Demings, Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Employees transition from their place of employment for a variety of reasons, some of which employees may not feel comfortable fully disclosing until they depart from the organization. As an employer, Valencia College values employee feedback and offers departing employees an opportunity to complete an […]

Managing Smart: Four Tips to Achieving Results and...

Wednesday, November 17, 2021  Almost half of U.S. executives (49%) said that in the past six months, their organization has seen higher or much higher turnover than usual, according to a Society for Human Resource Management survey. And with that comes increased vacancies and additional stress for your remaining staff. How can you still achieve results […]

Managing Smart: Helping Employees Deal With Change

Thursday, October 21, 2021 To be an innovator and one of the nation’s leading community colleges, Valencia College has always had its fair share of change. And now with the pandemic, new leadership, the reorganization of some departments and many other changes taking place, some employees may be feeling like they are on change overload. Here are […]

Managing Smart: The Great Resignation; The Importance of...

Thursday, August 19, 2021 By Jaclyn Taylor, Coordinator, Employee Development Human resources and business researchers have finally agreed on one thing: these next 12 months are going to be a time of transition for many companies. Being called “The Great Resignation,” Microsoft has predicted that more than 41% of  those in the workforce will be looking […]

Managing Smart: How Can I Ensure My Team Members Are...

Thursday, July 15, 2021 The pandemic has changed our workplace forever. Although we will reopen our campuses this fall and many employees will return to in-person work, others will continue to work remotely or in a hybrid environment. So how do you ensure your team members are working productively from home and not just working […]

Managing Smart: How Do You Manage Multiple Leave Requests?

Thursday, June 17, 2021 With many of us vaccinated and COVID cases decreasing, employees are beginning to take their well-deserved vacation time. As supervisors, we want to encourage the break from the daily grind, but how do you handle multiple leave requests from your team and ensure operations continue so we can best serve our students? In the […]

Managing Smart: Are You Feeling ‘Meh’? You...

Thursday, May 20, 2021 Did you ever feel not great but not exactly depressed either? Did you also struggle to put a name to the “meh” feeling so many of us have felt through 2020 and, now, part of 2021? If you have, don’t fret. You are far from alone. What many of us felt and […]