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 […]
We are often asked for a sheet with standard questions, and although it really not exists. I do realize that when I go an interview I seem to ask 5 questions over and over again. The reason being they give me so much information about the candidate, how they work, what their preferred work environment […]
When taken the time, an organizational design will improve the workflow of your organization. Higher productivity and more engaged employees are the results of careful planning of the organizational tasks.
Chances are you’ve been invited to the conventional meet-ups, the groups, the conferences, that are organized with networking in mind. Attending these events are like-minded professionals in similar industries usually for a presentation with cocktail hour. Some thrive in these types of settings, while others dread them. To make-up for this, it is beneficial to seek out alternative places […]
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.
When an organization designs their Human Resource Function they are better off with creating two organizations to get the best of the two worlds HR is serving
Each generation wants different things depending on what stage of life they are in or what age they are. However, at the end of the day, anyone at any age wants to meet their goals and feel fulfilled from their work. The goals of a 22 year old may be completely different than the goals […]
When you walk into the Headquarters of Infusionsoft you can immediately feel the atmosphere and culture of the sales and marketing software firm. From the lobby you can see into the company’s bright open workspaces and in the middle is an in house “football field” (a tribute to their first office space within a converted […]
I started my business four years ago after I learned that small businesses owners do not have the same access to knowledge as managers at larger companies do. While working on a community project to provide skills to small business owners I experienced a young business owner whose business was literally crippling because he had […]
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 […]