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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 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 standard performance review focuses on the written job description, but think about what happens if we build a performance review around the employees capabilities and passions. If you talk about […]
Traditionally Human Resource professionals have been managing the organizations workforce rules and regulations. Policies and procedure focus first on preventing increased labor related legal and insurance costs. Both legislative changes as well as litigation caused the shift from managing labor to managing labor related risks. Many human resource managers are trying to keep up with […]
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 […]
Building High Performing organizations, is all about getting the most out of your employees. We hear often times that employers wants loyal employees, but is that really the best for a small organization, are loyal employees the ones that delivers high performance to an organization? As with all strengths, it can become a weakness when there is too much. Here four signs that your loyal employee is hurting themselves and your company:
As temperatures grow warmer, it is often just a matter of times before an employee steps into the office with a little bit too much beach theme in mind when they picked their dress for the day. But how do you deal with it as an employer, without destroying your embraced flexible dress code? Here five tips to keep the culture great, and the dress code inline with your expectations.