Supervision Toolkit Supervision

By John Young

Supervision encompasses many different activities and they can be easy to forget when you are starting out in your career as a supervisor. To help myself and others remember how to deal with many of these situations I've created a toolkit with tips, resources, vocabulary, advice, and other pieces of information related to a variety of those activities.

Policies and Procedures

One of the most common activities you will have to deal with as a supervisor is applying policies and communicating the same to your employees.


Another common activity that a successful manager will find themselves engaging in will be delegation. As you find yourself climbing higher and higher within your company you will frequently find yourself with more and more work that needs to get accomplished. Fortunately, you will have the good fortune to work with people who will also be looking to move forward and they will be available to help you by undertaking some of those tasks you are now responsible for. But you will want to ensure that you provide them with everything they need to successfully complete that task for you and you'll find some of those tips, resources, advice, and other pieces of information to help you do just that right here.


One of the most potentially rewarding and also the most potentially frustrating activities you will undertake as a supervisor will be hiring someone for your team. From the beginning of the process to the final offer of employment you will be tested and you will be testing every single applicant because it is your job to ensure that the person you select will fit with you and your team. A successful match will be a cause for rejoicing while a mistake can leave you and your new employee regretting the day you met each other. A little advice, some resources, and a few tips are here to help us find the right employee.

Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals are a necessary tool for the supervisor to help their employees become the very best employee they can become. It doesn't matter how often you conduct them, annually, quarterly, or even more often. It doesn't even matter if every single performance review is a formal meeting but those meetings with your employees will help them understand what you are looking for and how they are doing when it comes to what you are looking for. Performance appraisals or reviews are how your employees find out what you are looking for as they perform their job. Why would you deprive them of that information? Here are those resources, the advice, and other pieces of information that you will find helpful in reviewing your employees.


Conflict is a natural part of human life. It doesn't matter what the size of the organization, global, national, state, local, family, or business, there will be conflict. You need to be ready to handle that conflict. Stop those conflicts from escalating and avoid the trouble that those conflicts can bring to the workplace. Here are the tips, resources, and advice that will help you avoid and reduce the conflict on your team.

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