Fostering a Culture of Learning Pays Bottom-Line Benefits - employee training

Fostering a Culture of Learning Pays Bottom-Line Benefits

Many see employee training as a necessary evil – a boring to-do that interferes with “real” work and often ends up on a back burner, or at best is limited to checking the boxes of required courses completed. But the truth is that an engaging, effective employee training program of ongoing learning is vital to motivating,[]

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Amenity Envy: How Much is Too Much?

A golf simulator room? Really? Believe it or not, Multifamily Insiders reports earlier this year that it is one of the hot differentiators popping up as multifamily properties compete to appeal to young professional renters in an increasingly competitive environment. So long to using granite countertops and hardwood flooring as compelling reasons to lease an[]

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8 Ways to Prepare for Budgeting Season

8 tips to ready a web-based accounting system before budgeting season. Like baseball has spring training and football training camp, budgeting has its own pre-season. It’s the time before the crunch that property managers and administrators prepare for planning the next year’s budget. Or at least they should be. Never mind the two-a-days, budgeting preparation shouldn’t[]

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A Look Into the Growth of the Renter Population

The government still favors homeowners over renters. Time for a change? Any opinions expressed here are solely those of the writer. The U.S. government has traditionally supported significant tax breaks and other measures to prod its citizens towards home ownership. The assumption has been that home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream, allowing[]

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The Shift Toward Renter Nation

A consistent sentiment among multifamily housing leasing professionals is to know your resident and understand that one size does not fit all. The industry has strived in recent years to appeal as much as possible to individual preferences, especially in lease processes, while keeping a keen eye on the trends that drive folks to rental[]

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7 Ways to Make Budgeting Season Less Painful

Yes, it’s arrived, like a distant a relative who you wish would not visit and definitely not stay. It’s budgeting season. A regional manager once quipped, “I’d rather have root canal surgery once a week than create the budget.” Ouch! Why is this such a dreadful time of year? The year is making the turn[]

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Instagram 101: How to Engage Residents with Visual Content

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. In this special edition of What’s New in Social, expert Kerie Kerstetter of Canonball shares the best ways for property management companies to leverage Instagram for apartment marketing. When comparing[]

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Property Management Pest Control: Bed Bugs Know Colors

Entomologists say that bed bugs, the property management industry’s pest enemy number one, like certain colors, especially red and black. But suggesting to apartment residents that they avoid dark sheets may be going a little overboard when trying to keep the little buggers away. A recent University of Florida study revealed that the tiny, hard-shelled pests[]

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The Olympic Village: A Study in Creative Multifamily Thinking

When you think of the Olympic Village, what comes to mind? Is it scores of world-class athletes working hard to be the fastest or strongest? Maybe it’s a festive atmosphere where people from all walks of life meet and mingle. Most likely, you don’t think of economic development or multifamily. And yet an Olympic village can[]

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