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Why Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work

The annual review process is often seen by both the manager and the employee as a necessity. However, when performed correctly it can hold significant opportunity.  The annual performance reviews are dreaded by all parties, employee and manager.  It’s a fact.  The two most dreaded interactions managers have with their employees are the performance reviews […]

Three questions to find your passion

There are times where contemplating what you what to be in life can have you frustrated. Whether you are headed to college, just graduating, or 5 years in a career that just doesn’t feel like the perfect fit for you, not knowing exactly where you see yourself can be tricky and confusing and you will […]

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5 tips to improve your employee handbook

How long has it been since you reviewed your employee handbook — or since your employees referenced it?

When employee handbooks are correctly developed and implemented, they can serve as a sourcebook for both the managers and employees. Unfortunately, employee handbooks often are not crafted in the right way, and as a result collect dust on a shelf.

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Small Business HR – Think like a big corporation!

Small Business Human Resources Implementing big company processes into a small organization on a budget A few years ago I became involved with a small, owner-operated construction company that was building our dream home. One day when I was visiting the construction site, Ridgeview Construction Owner Shane Carter, invited me to join him for lunch […]

Improve your recruiting process: Do it the Dutch way

Recruiting The Dutch Way   Are you struggling with your recruiting process? Do you think that you spend way too much time on finding the right candidate? You are not alone, but there is cure. Think differently. When we work with companies to improve the recruiting process we implement the same process at all the […]

Performance Review - Don't make it a circus

3 Reasons to ditch the Formal Performance Review Process

When it comes to the performance review, managers often make the mistake of cramming it in towards the end of the year. With work piling up to be completed before the holidays, it can be a very stressful time for employees who are now faced with a career review meeting to see if they qualify for bonuses. This means that when it comes to career discussion, you might want to break up the review into meetings that occur at separate times of the year.

to reach the top take one step at the time

Performance Improvement – Take it one step at the time.

  How would you climb a 4000 ft high mountain? When you ask this question to a person who does this on a regular basis, he would say that it is easy.  I enjoy hiking, but I have never climbed a mountain, so I was surprised when I hiked my first 4000 footer a few […]

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3 Steps to Engage your Employees in your Mission

Employee engagement seems to be the buzz word when we talk about employees. Not so surprising when you think about reducing cost and increasing output in your organization. Recent Gallup research shows that organizations with high employee engagement have 12% higher customer satisfaction and 16% higher profitability. And with a reduction of 49% of turnover […]