Posts Tagged ‘performance’

3 Ways to Build Employee Engagement

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Looking for ways to build employee engagement? Without spending a dime? Here’s some food for thought on how you can improve your bottom line and your perception as an employer of choice. Think of your employees with a customer mindset There’s a shift happening among high performing companies where employees are viewed through the same lens…

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When it’s time to part company…

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No one looks forward to firing someone. It’s one of the hardest things we do as leaders. The conversation is confronting, we don’t know how the person will react and, honestly, we don’t get a lot of practice. Here are a few suggestions to help you if you’re planning to part company with an employee.…

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Managing Change? Ask these questions before you start

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Before you embark on a change management project, ask yourself these questions.  They will help you identify what you need to achieve ongoing sustainable change in your organization. Is it achievable? This is not about whether the change can be implemented.  It’s about whether your people will change. For example, most technology-driven change pushes efficiency and…

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There is No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance

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Whether you started work 20 years ago or graduated this summer, you feel it. Whether you are single or have a partner, have kids, pets or plants, there is a growing perception that there is no such thing as real ‘down time’ anymore. We bring our tech with us to the beach and our kids…

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Building Engagement from the Inside

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Gallup recently released an article that ranked employee engagement by state and even where it’s at its highest, it’s at 37%. In many states, it’s much lower and overall, it’s 33%. So what’s everyone else doing?  Half of all surveyed employees said that they were ‘not engaged’ and active disengagement was as high as 21% in…

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Cultural Growing Pains

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How do you protect your small company culture as you grow? It’s a great question. Now that you’ve hit operational running speed, how do you incorporate the badly needed business processes that will allow you to scale without sacrificing the “startup vibe” that has become your company identity and employer brand? Culture starts at the top.…

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Training Mix and Remix

How much do you spend on training your employees?  Is it in a classroom or on-the-job? What do you develop internally versus outsource?  How much control do you want over delivery?  Is it an app? e-Learning? Or, are you still handing out binders? Sick of the mix and remix?  You’re not alone.  Most employees still perceive…

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Setting Great Performance Goals

Do you struggle to set performance goals that your organization understands?  Goals that create alignment to your overall business objectives? We’re not going to talk about SMART goals. Yes, the goals should be specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and time-bound, but you’ve read countless articles on that, so let’s focus on how you’re going to create a…

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