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,[]

6 Ways to Ring in the Holidays with your Residents

Celebrating the holidays can be a fun and easy opportunity to bring your residents together. Because this is one of the best times of the year to get residents involved, facilitate some family-friendly activities that will entertain all the members of your community. Here are several easy ways to engage residents during the holidays: 1.[]

The Bugs are Back: The Start of Stink Bug Season

The arrival of cooler fall temperatures signals the start of stink bug season, when the insects seek the warmth of apartments. Leave it to a few pests to really stink things up. The bugs, which are on the rise in the U.S., are particularly uninviting. They are an ugly, annoying, and stubborn pest. Even when crushed or[]

Crisis Communication Plan

4 Quick Tips to Help You Form a Crisis Communications Plan

As a property manager, protecting residents is your number one priority. Because of this, crisis management should be an essential part of your property management business. A crisis can be any situation that is threatening or could threaten to harm people or property, seriously interrupt operations, damage reputation and/or negatively impact the bottom line.  Even[]

5 Questions to Ask Adult Children Seeking Senior Living Services

Movie actress Bette Davis once said that getting old isn’t for sissies. While many of today’s seniors will likely agree with that, so will adult children who care for or are making life decisions for their aging parents. Aging populations are creating a demand for independent or assisted living communities while also placing heavy responsibilities[]

Food for Thought: Smoke Alarm Safety in your Home

A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’[]

How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Ten million Americans work more than 60 hours per week and because of[]

Home Brewing Boom: The Craft Beer Renaissance

Home beer making for personal enjoyment is making a comeback in the U.S in a big way. It is a sign of the times, and it’s something that landlords may have to deal with more often with tenants. Unless you get a whiff of the pungent aroma of stewing hops, you likely won’t know if[]

The Consumer Shift to Private Label Products

Private label products are gaining ground over national labels, having eclipsed sales in recent years. Will these brands continue to prove themselves and keep customers returning? How will this behavior affect the apartment industry? Catchy slogans and unforgettable jingles have lured America to name-brand products that have become household names for generations. Characters and role[]

Creating a Safe Dog Park for Your Residents

It’s no secret that man’s best friend is becoming an apartment owner’s or operator’s BFF as well. Dogs and pets are becoming as big as part of the resident amenity culture as a good internet connection and a cool breeze from a ceiling fan. Creating a Home for Canines Late last year, a National Multihousing[]

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