People Power Successful Staff Management

 Property managers handle a wide array of tasks from the physical to the  administrative. While many of these jobs are outlined in black and white (send  out monthly bills, attend meetings, file paperwork), one important component is  not as easy to pin down: the actual management of people—boards, building/HOA staff, and residents alike.  

 The job is a lot in a community with a functional, cooperative board and  harmonious residents—it becomes a herculean task when a board has jumped the tracks, residents are up  in arms, and staff members are antagonistic. There are obviously methods of  human resource management and conflict resolution for managers dealing with  dysfunctional, apathetic, or chaotic boards and association communities.  

 Using Human Resources

 Much like any other company, having a group of people that manage daily  processes is necessary for a smooth functioning operation.  

 Human resources in a community is much like having one within a company, says  Steve Inglis, PCAM, of Jupiter-based Bristol Management Services, Inc.  

 “They cover all the same issues as any companies with a number of employees,” he says, such as family or medical leave, divorces, pregnancies and worker’s compensation.  

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