An Introduction To Staff Management, also known as ‘StM’, is a Senior Moderator team here at Mineplex! As the name suggests, Staff Management works closely with our Trainee and Moderator divisions of our staff team. This team manages everything from mentoring Trainees throughout their trials, pushing them to hopefully become promoted as Moderators, and working with them to become better Moderators. Mentoring Upon being promoted to the staff team, the Trainee will be assigned a mentor. This mentor, who is assigned from similar time zones, interests, etc, will help guide the trainee and show them the ropes as to how staff members operate. The mentoring team will work closely with them and help assist in a way that fits them and their learning needs. Question of the Days, lessons on how to correctly punish, and learning how to manage time are all things that Trainees will come across in this two-month time frame. Many meetings, pointers, and evaluations will be given to Trainees throughout their two-month trial, all to help and assist them to become an optimal staff member. After completing their Trainee trial, they may be decided to be promoted to a Moderator. They will either keep the same or change mentors once the Trainee is promoted, but they will still help them in the same way. Every Mod experience is different, but they may encounter things from Questions of the Weeks to individual quizzes, all to improve their moderation skills. Just like with Trainees, mentors will work to help shape and support the Moderators that they are assigned to. This will be daily work, but mentors, as well as the StM team as a whole, have different events and opportunities to have fun! If a staff member has any issues, their mentor or mentor assistant are always willing to lend a helping hand. Trials The Staff Management Trials team is a division that, alongside mentors, will evaluate you after reaching important points in a staff member's journey : the first and second months from being promoted to Trainee and their first month from being promoted to Moderator. As with every Trainee, there is a Middle of Trial test, otherwise known as the MOT, and the End of Trial Test, known as the EOT. For Moderators, there is a quiz at the end of your focused mentoring period, known as the Mod quiz. All of these tests are specifically knowledge-based and includes a variety of questions to see how much a Trainee knows. The MOT test is used as more of a mile marker in the trial to see how much the Trainee has progressed from their initial promotion, and how much more they need to learn. The Trainee and their mentor will be notified on which questions they have gotten incorrect in order to see what specifically they need to learn. Shortly after two months having been promoted as a Trainee, the EoT will be administered. This is the same sort of test, but with a little more weight. Rather than being used as a guide, it will be used to decide on a promotion or demotion, among other factors. The Mod quiz is used to help mentors see if a moderator has improved since their EoT and if they have learned the ropes of being a Moderator. If the mentor feels like the moderator needs to learn more, the mentor will continue working with them in focused mentoring until they are ready to take the Mod quiz again. Documents Staff Management documents team is comprised of members who create, manage, and keep documents updated for the Staff Management team. All documents (including this one!) are used for the maintenance of information and presenting it in an efficient manner. Recently, the team has been exploring news and innovative ways to automate the maintenance of various Mineplex documents. Mentoring Assistance Mentoring Assistance (MA for short) is a Moderator+ sub-team on Mineplex. Those who are on the team are assigned to work with a specific mentor to help out with things such as data logging for Trainees and Moderators. MAs will join the program, hoping to eventually become mentors themselves. Toki Staff Management Admin Hello! My name is Toki (or Taco), and I've been a member of Staff Management since Moderator Coordination and Trainee Management was merged on May 23rd 2018. Prior to then, I had been on Mod Coord since February 8th 2015! I became the admin residing over Staff Management on September 9th 2018! It has most definitely been a wild ride as I've made so many friends here, mostly through mentoring the moderators I had over the years. I've never seen a more dedicated or inspiring team of people anywhere, and I'm very proud that I get to work alongside friends every day. Unfortunately, I had to stop mentoring for the time being due to time restraints with my new duties, however I may one day step in to fill roles temporarily if needed. With my managers HuskieALS, Sven and Dulciloquy; we work together to make sure that the Mentoring and the Mentoring Assistant teams are running smoothly and that they're enjoying their roles. In the Trials division, I work with Look_Dan to continuously improve on the variety of quizzes that we expect Trainees and Moderators to take. Within the Documents division, I work with HuskieALS to ensure that our documents are up to date and to brainstorm ideas for improvements or even new documents. In a more general sense, I enjoy interacting and I try to respond as soon as I possibly can to any staff member so that whatever situation they find themselves in can be resolved very fast. Whatever suggestion, thought, complaint, etc that you have, my door is always open for you to voice those to me, so please feel free to message me whenever! Outside of Mineplex, I enjoy living life with my husband Llen, and our 4 animals. Our animals consist of 2 dogs, and 2 cats, though they're all girls. I'm usually playing video games, binge watching television, playing with my animals, or working for Mineplex. In warmer weather, I like to go out fishing and most of the time I even catch more fish than Llen does! I can be very shy at first due to my struggles with anxiety and depression, but once I warm up to someone, I could talk your ear off! I continuously strive for self improvement, and I feel like Mineplex has helped me to enforce some of those improvements. It is my hope that Mineplex can encourage your own growth on your adventure! HuskieALS Mentoring Manager | Documents | Mentor Hello! I’m HuskieALS, and I’ve currently been a staff member on Mineplex for nearly four years. Throughout my time on the team I’ve experienced a lot around the server and have been apart of many subteams including Reports Patrol, Streams, Trainee Management Assistance, as well as Evidence Evaluation Team, Community Assistance and Teamspeak Staff (when it was a teams). As for mentoring, I was promoted as a Trainee mentor back on November 26th, 2016 and became Mentoring manager for the team. I originally joined the team because I loved my own trial, and I wanted to give back to the server by helping out the new generations of staff. With the merge between MC and TM into Staff Management, I took on Moderator mentees which was even more awesome. With Toki being promoted to Admin for the team, I was also given the chance to become Mentoring Manager for the team again! As for Mentoring Manger, I help keep the StM mentoring team working smoothly by overseeing quotas, trello boards, and helping with anything the mentors need from me. I also assign newly promoted Trainees and Moderators and handle any requests for mentor switches if they come up. Apart from that, I help out Toki with anything she needs and try to keep the team up and running as smoothly as possible! In general I’d say that I’m laid back and willing to help out wherever you need if you become a staff member. I love talking to everyone, so if you are looking for someone to bug, I may be your guy! Assisted by @xUmbreon Dulciloquy Mentoring Assistance Manager | Documents | Mentor Hey hey! I'm Dulciloquy and I have an unnatural affinity with Slack notifications. I joined Mod Coord on July 21st, 2017. I was on that team until Mod Coord merged with Trainee Management to make a new and wonderful team, Staff Management. This change happened in May of 2018, and I've been here ever since! I really enjoy forming strong connections with my mentees and being able to help them learn, improve, and succeed. I mentor both Trainees, Mods, and Reinstatees when I have the chance. Apart from this duty, I also oversee all of our Mentoring Assistants from application until promotion. I only have one bumper sticker, "Tell your dog I said hi", I love the color turquoise, and I'm hoping to become fluent in Spanish soon! Thanks for reading up on me, don't be afraid to say hey! Assisted by @Loofii Look_Dan Trials Manager | Documents | Mentor Hey! My name is Ryan and I'm from Canada. My mom's family is English and my dad's family is French which means I speak both languages on a daily basis. When I'm not on Mineplex fulfilling my duties, I'm on Instagram looking at memes or I'm at school where I'm studying business and I'm looking to continue my studies in university where I intend on doing a double major in International Business and Supply Chain Management and a minor in Economics. I love hanging out with my friends and playing volleyball. I have a huge passion for travelling, photography, aviation and architecture. I am pretty much just always looking for an adventure and an experience. As for my staff journey, I've been on the staff team since June 17th, 2016 and I've been on a variety of teams including Reports Patrol, Reports Patrol Assistance, Community Assistance, Translations (Canadian French), TeamSpeak Staff and Trainee Mentoring Assistance (now Mentoring Assistance). I've also been a Reports Patrol mentor and Recruiter. I've been a mentor since October 6th, 2017. I was a member of Trainee Management before we merged with Mod Coord and became Staff Management. My role as a mentor is to ensure that my mentees are learning new things and to ensure that they're performing to the best of their abilities and most importantly, that they're happy and motivated in their position. I simply enjoy being fairly laid back and I like to treat my mentees more as friends and I like getting to know them. Aside from mentoring, I am a member of the Documents division but I am also the manager of the Trials division. As the Trials manager, I work alongside the Trials members to ensure that everything runs according to schedule and that the process is as smooth and straightforward as possible for the candidates taking the tests. Furthermore, we always look to make sure questions are up to date to reflect updates and changes that Mineplex makes. Our overall goal is to ensure that our staff members have the strongest knowledge possible and the tests we create are there to identify strengths and weaknesses so that mentors can teach their trainees and mods according to their personal needs. That's pretty much everything about me! I'd say I'm pretty outgoing as I'm super chatty and love meeting new people so feel free to reach out to me if ever you want to chat! Assisted by @BBoy2003 and @Mitsoko Sven Documents Manager | Mentor Heya! My name is Sven and I am the manager of the documents team! Aside from my Mineplex duties, I’m a full time university Masters student studying public policy and administration and work part time in the Canadian government. I’m a pretty busy guy but when I have free time, I love watching Harry Potter and Twilight #TeamEdward and love being outdoors whenever I can. If you see me around, feel free to say hi! Assisted by @RavenPaw9 Oscaros_ Documents | Mentor Hello! I'm Oscar and I'm from the UK, I'm 15 years old and one of the newest members here on Staff Management. I was promoted to Trainee on the 9th of February 2018 and Staff Management on the 6th of June 2020 - it's been a blast on the staff team since day 1! My hobbies include biking, running, gardening and cooking as well as loving to travel and meet new people & places. My favourite food is BBQ and I love drinking coffee. You'll probably see me around the server or the forums as that's usually where I hang out. Alongside mentoring Trainees & Mods I am also responsible for moderating the forums, collecting up ideas & handling Forum Reports - so if you ever have any concerns regarding that please feel free to DM me! Assisted by @oCassi Ralfie Trials | Mentor Heya! I'm Ralfie and I'm an EU mentor! I've been a mentor since November 17th 2018. There are so many amazing aspects of being a mentor and it's a lovely experience. My favourite part is being able to watch my mentees grow and to be able to help them achieve their goals! However, I really love all aspects of mentoring and Staff Management is an awesome team to be a part of. When I'm not on Mineplex, I usually spend my time drawing, reading or playing with my pets! Assisted by N/A Twist Documents | Mentor Heyo! I'm Twist, but you can call me Alycia. I'm a college student studying Civil Engineering and looking to most likely pursue a career somewhere on the structural or transportation engineering side of it. Outside of Mineplex and school, I love being with my friends and going on occasional day trips with them. I've been playing on Mineplex since January of 2014, and I've been a staff member since January 20th, 2017. I'm a mentor on Staff Management, where I mentor both Trainees and Moderators and make sure that their experience on the team is enjoyable and successful. I joined Staff Management on August 31st, 2019 after 1 year and 26 days on the Mentoring Assistance team. I've loved every aspect of it so far and I'm excited to be on the team for hopefully years to come!I'm super open to talking to people, so please feel free to message me if you have any questions or if you'd like to talk! Assisted by @BBoy2003 and @Tilgorn FairestLordHarry Mentor Hey there! My name is Harry and I have been a member of Staff Management since August 2nd, 2020 (after being a Mentoring Assistant for a little over six months) and a member of the Mineplex staff team since January 6, 2017. In addition to being a mentor, I also oversee all of the Reports Patrol subteam and have held that role since June 22, 2020. It took a while for me to decide which path I was going to take in terms of joining a Sr. Mod team, but I eventually decided that mentoring was for me and I have enjoyed every moment of being a mentor so far. Outside of Mineplex, I am a very tech-savvy person and am currently studying Computer Science in college and am looking to pursue a career in software security or information technology. In my free time, besides playing on Mineplex, I like to program and experiment with various forms of technology. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns that I might be able to answer, don't hesitate to reach out to me! Assisted by @Emiliee If you would like to know more about Staff Management mentee distribution, we have a lovely document here that you can take a look at! If you see any errors in this document, please message any member of the documents team.