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 […]
I truly believe (and it has been my experience) that most employees bring their best selves to work. Employees are generally very committed to doing a great job for the organization and in many cases will go above and beyond to ensure that the company is successful. But the reality is that as a manager, […]
Companies put quite a bit of time, money and effort into the recruitment and hiring process. But once the ideal candidate has been hired, all of the energy that was put into finding and hiring the “ideal” candidate suddenly dissipates. There is very little effort invested in employee development and retention once the employee walks […]
A leader’s likeability can directly affect the productivity levels of employees. A survey released by Tip Top Job in August 2013 showed that 86% of employees believe they are more productive if their boss is likeable. A separate study conducted by Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, found that only 27 out of 51,836 leaders who […]
Most managers understand that it is illegal to ask personal questions when interviewing applicants – but often forget that the same rules apply to their employees under certain circumstances. It’s normal to make small talk and chat about your weekend, but when you are the person in charge, delving too deeply into your employees personal […]
Does this ring true? You are in your element it comes to starting and growing a small business, but you feel less than confident with your employee management skills. There is a cliché that entrepreneurs are only good at starting a business but not with managing employees as their business grows. Once your company starts […]
The challenging economy has had a negative impact on many businesses. Decreased cash flow is one of the most common complaints. Less cash means tighter budgets. One of the first line items companies slash are employee raises. “Freezing” salaries comes with its own set of consequences – and employee dissatisfaction tops the list. What can you do as an employer to not only retain your valuable employees, but also keep them content? Get creative.
Many businesses face uncertainty at times, and this can lead employees to feel unsure and unsettled. News about the economy, downsizing in the company, or input from others in the organization can cause employees to have a bleak outlook. The last thing human resources wants is increased turnover due to a rough patch in business or a dip in revenue.
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.
If you’re a business owner with a brick and mortar, you’ll possibly be in need of working with contractors on-site at some point. Depending on the project, contracting work may pose hidden dangers, so it’s paramount that you plan ahead.