How Do You Avoid a First Week Failure? Try These Four Straightforward Steps

You finally found someone to fill that vacant position at your community. Congratulations! But don’t relax just yet. Unless you want to be replacing that new hire again in 60 to 90 days, your work is just beginning. According to Gallup research, about a third of new employees don’t even last 90-days on the job. […]

6 Tips for Running the Perfect Virtual Staff Meeting

6 Tips for Running the Perfect Virtual Staff Meeting

You may be working remotely these days, but that doesn’t mean your staff meetings should be canceled. In fact, when teams are separated it becomes more important than ever to meet in order to maintain connection. But meetings via video conference are…well, different. Awkward, even. They don’t have to be. To help you make the […]

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

I think we’re all in agreement that 2020 was the worst. In spite of all that this terrible, no good, very bad year served up, there were some bright spots. Ever the optimists, at Swift Bunny we’re sending the worst year in history off by taking a look back at some of our best moments […]

Attending APTvirtual? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

NAA Virtual

My coworkers and I are gearing up to participate in the National Apartment Association’s first-ever virtual education conference and expo, APTvirtual, and I can’t WAIT. Honestly, one of my favorite parts of my professional life is attending conferences like NAA, and I’ve been missing these events desperately: the inspiring educational sessions, the networking with multifamily […]

Practical Ways Multifamily Managers Can Reduce Bias in the Workplace

Reduce Bias in the Workplace

Workplace bias occurs when someone makes assumptions about another person’s character, intelligence, or capabilities based on how they look, speak, or behave. It causes some members of the workforce to be unfairly excluded from experiences and opportunities for which they are qualified. The most common type of bias in the workplace is implicit, or unconscious. Most individuals don’t set out to treat […]

Apartment Onsite Teams are Essential! Let’s Honor Them Together


We’ve always known that apartment community employees were essential…but since mid-March of this year, that word has taken on a whole new meaning.  Frontline apartment community teams are working harder than ever, under incredibly challenging circumstances, to support stressed-out residents. Community teams are faced with a lot of new and stressful challenges. For example: Many […]

5 Ways to Be Happier at Work

Dreaming about a more satisfying job? Create it I vividly remember a conversation I had with my dad the summer of my junior year in high school, which I spent working the counter of the local cream shop to sock away money for college. As I complained about the more unpleasant tasks that were a […]

Don’t Let Your Best Multifamily Employees Slip Away

Combat Sky-High Employee Turnover with Four No-Nonsense Strategies Escalating employee turnover is one of the biggest challenges facing multifamily supervisors today. It can seem as if your best employees are always the first to depart. Why is that? Sure, it’s easy for the most qualified individuals to find other, more attractive opportunities; that makes perfect […]

The Secret Formula to Employee Engagement

Building a Multifamily Company Culture of Exceptional Performance, High Job Satisfaction, and Low Employee Turnover The terms employee engagement and workplace culture get thrown around a lot, and there’s some confusion about what they both mean. They’re often used interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They don’t. Here’s the difference. Workplace culture is […]