If you’ve been carrying out the same old employee evaluations year after year and haven’t achieved the desired results, it is time to change things up. Evaluating employees is not an enviable task. Feelings can get hurt. Critical evaluations can cause employees who feel unappreciated to search for new positions. Numerous studies have shown that […]
Healthy, Happy Employees
Most business owners and HR departments know the saying that a happy employee is also a productive one. One well-known psychologist, Martin Seligman,claims that feeling of happiness is 60% dependent on your genetics and environment, while 40% depends on your attitude. The American Happiness Association offers similar numbers, saying 60% of a person’s happiness is […]
Avoiding Cookie Cutter Management: Knowing When (and Why) It Is Not Okay To Treat Employees the Same
It is much easier to not ruffle any feathers with your staff by treating everyone exactly the same regardless of the circumstances isn’t it? After all, managing with a fair and equitable hand is a best management practice. Strong managers have to be a stickler when it comes to company policy and general practice and […]
Want to Save Money and Increase Productivity? – Offer Your Employees a Wellness Program
More and more these days, leading companies offer wellness programs for their staff. Why? Because they know that employees living a healthy, balanced lives are more productive in the long run. According to recent research, there is a direct relationship between modifiable lifestyle risks and lower worker productivity…
Are Your Employees Like My Pre-Schooler?
I read an interesting report today from the talent, health, and retirement and investments consultants at Mercer which said American employees, when given the choice, prefer benefits that offer immediate gratification over ones that could offer much greater value in the long term.
How to Set a Social Media Policy for Your Staff
Social media has become deeply ingrained in the lives of many individuals since Facebook’s rise to popularity, serving as a primary point of contact for friends and family in many instances. This leaves many companies in a precarious situation.
The Disconnect Between What You Think and What Your Staff Really Thinks
Here’s an interesting observation that I’ve encountered regularly from my years in the trenches as a Human Resources professional:
There is a disconnect between what the supervisor is thinking abut a particular workplace situation, and how their employees perceive the very same situation.
Five Employee Management Strategies to Start Using ASAP
You need to address issues as the issues occur and be clear as to your concerns. Let your employees know what you expect moving forward and what the consequences are if workplace issues resurface. And of course you always have these types of conversations in private.
Hot Topics From Around the Web: 7 Things Never to Say to People with Disabilities
As part of my new, “Hot Topics From Around the Web” series, I’ll be sharing interesting articles from blogs related to employee management.
ESBHR Podcast #29: Five Employee Management Strategies To Start Using ASAP
In this HR podcast episode, I discuss five strategies that you can incorporate into your management “toolkit” right now that will strengthen your employee management skills. These tips will shore up your confidence when managing staff.