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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Every employer understands that satisfied employees are a must to run a business, but what many don’t know is that there is a next level of satisfaction, which is called Employee Engagement. Many research has shown that when an organization has a high employee engagement, their bottom line looks better than their competitors who only have satisfied […]