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Marat Tsirelson

Philadelphia based entrepreneur.

Strategies That Will Help In Retaining Talented Employees

Strategies That Will Help In Retaining Talented Employees

Getting quality employees who have the necessary skills and motivation to work in a company is not an easy task. Companies go to the length of using a lot of resources to search, train, and hire employees who play a critical role in helping the company to achieve its mission. Due to the difficulties experienced in getting new workers, organizations should use these strategies to retain already trained employees.

Create a Conducive Work Environment

Companies should develop policies that enable the working environment to be friendly to all workers. They should be given an opportunity to express their talents and skills rather than making them look like company overheads. Managers and supervisors should address employees by their names so that they can realize that the company knows them.

Encourage Innovation

Some of the workers working in the company can come up with multiple innovative methods that can be used in making the operations of the company more efficient. The management should listen to the ideas of the workers and implement the possible ones while explaining why some innovations have not been implemented.

Reward Good Work

Employees appreciate when they see that the company realizes the hard work they have done to achieve various results. This creates motivation and a sense of belonging to the rewarded workers and motivates the rest. Employees are likely to remain where they feel that their employer appreciates their efforts. Organizations can formulate a policy of rewarding an employee of the year which will be a good strategy for retaining workers.

Create Open Communication Channels

Companies should create open communication channels where workers can easily communicate with managers and supervisors and express their opinion regarding the operations of the company. This will encourage teamwork and harmonious relationship between employees which increases production. No worker would like to resign from an organization where all employees work as friends and assist one another in their daily activities.

Mentor Leaders

A company that wants to retain employees for a more extended period ensures that talented workers are nurtured to be future leaders of the company. This can be done by assigning them responsibilities and allowing them to make critical decisions. This should also be enhanced by filling management positions with homegrown talents which have been nurtured and mentored in the company.

Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

Ways to Unlock Your Creativity

With the daily grind accounting for most of our waking hours, it’s difficult for people to unlock their creativity in their daily lives. Whether someone is leading a creative life or they’ve found themselves stuck in the same less-than-inspiring routine, knowing how to tap into the creative lifeforce is a game changer. Anyone can unlock their creativity.

One doesn’t need to be a multi-hyphenate singing, dancing, and painting phenomenon to put their innate creativity to use. Even if someone spends most of the day behind a computer screen, they’ll find that unlocking their creativity unleashes their artistic superpowers. Read on for five ways to get the creative juices flowing.

Get Inspired by Inspiring Yourself

People don’t need to listen to motivational podcasts to get inspired. One should begin the day by inspiring themselves with the self-care and daily rituals that allow them to be the best version of themselves. Whether it is waking up to go to the gym or something less intense like yoga every morning before work.

Don’t Be Afraid of Being Uncomfortable

Growth requires one to leave one’s comfort zone. In order to grow into one’s creativity, it’s necessary to get a bit uncomfortable. This can come in the form of starting a new schedule, forming a new habit, or learning a new task.

Go Off the Grid

Social media and digital devices have their place in people’s lives, but they turn into the enemy of creativity when they become distractions. Don’t hesitate to put down the phone, laptop, and anything else that causes one to get distracted.

Keep Track of What Works

Harnessing creativity consistently requires a routine that fosters creative thought. Pay attention to habits that bring about the most efficient and productive results. Add these to the daily routine to make it easier to tap into creative powers.

Focus on the Positive

It’s no coincidence that the most creative people are champions of positivity. While life deals its shares of blows and negative situations, knowing how to turn these difficulties into positive, life-changing solutions will work to further creativity in one’s life.

Creativity doesn’t happen by accident. Being intentional about transforming into a more creative person is the only way to grow as a creative. Use these five tips to help unlock creativity in your personal and professional life.

SMART Goals: Part 2

SMART Goals: Part 2

As mentioned in SMART Goals: Part 1, goals are an important aspect of creating success in your business. Employees and leaders should set up goals to achieve throughout their time with the company. If set up correctly, goals will be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. This can help when management looks at the company and the individuals because they can see their employees goals and how and if they are achieving them. In Smart Goals: Part 1 I used the example of “I want to improve my customer service by learning more about communications or by responding to their emails within an hour of when they were sent to improve the company’s customer reviews by 10% at the end of the month.”


What is the goal accomplishing? Is it relevant to the company improving itself? Making sure your goal is relevant is an important step since you do not want to waste your time or energy on something that will not benefit the company or the customers. Since you will both improve the customer service aspect of the company and make the customer happier, the goal above is relevant.


Goals should have a timeframe that creates a sense of urgency but is also achievable. If you do not set a timeframe the goal could go on forever and never be reached because there is no let down if it is not reached. When you are coming up on the last week of the month, the reviews are coming out next week, you have the goal to push you to create a plan to ensure you are giving your customers the best service possible. From the goal above, the goal is the end of the month. It is a reasonable amount of time to be able to create a change in the way employees handle customer service issues.

SMART goals are important to accomplish individual employee goals, which end up affecting the company in whole. Creating meetings with your employees to check on the progress on their goals is beneficial. If an employee is struggling with a goal, management can step in and provide ideas or solutions to help the employee achieve their goals. When the goals are accomplished, employees should set out new ones so they continue to have a purpose to strive for.


About Marat Tsirelson

Marat Tsirelson is a dedicated entrepreneur and business owner in the Philadelphia area.

Marat Tsirelson’s initial interest in the real estate took many turns. In 2002, Marat graduated from the Temple Fox School of Business, but found little opportunity due the unfortunate and devastating events of September 11th. Fortunately, having graduated with magna cum laude, Marat Tsirelson was able to secure a postions with Vanguard Funds. During his time with Vanguard Funds, Marat found that he didn’t feel satisfied with the position and ultimately found an opportunity in residential lending. It was Marat’s first true exposure to the real estate industry.  As the market turned downward in 2008, Tsirelson found himself more and more interested in buying and rehabbing residential homes.  By 2009 he had purchased his first short sale and began rehab. Since then, Marat Tsirelson and the team at GM Home Inc. have completed well over 350 homes and have now entered the multi family space.

After not feeling challenger enough in corporate America, Marat Tsirelson opted to start his own business. Rather than proceed with a very mundane routine and mandate, Marat felt as though he could make a greater impact elsewhere.  Today, GM Home Inc. has over 40 projects and has successfully renovated over 261 homes. Being able to interact with a variety of professionals everyday, and being challenged by those professionals has been beyond fulfilling for Marat.

For Marat Tsirelson, the most rewarding aspect of real estate development has been witnessing the joy that he brings to new home buyers. Marat has also found that taking the time on the design portion of each project is also quite gratifying and rewarding in its own way.

“For anyone starting their own real estate company I recommend having patience. You will  make mistakes, learn from them, and try to remember to set up your projects from the very first day. Remember good input equals good output.”

Marat Tsirelson

  • Real Estate
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