longtime employees

How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees

You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dishonestly? Would you feel uncomfortable confronting him or her about it? As evidenced by Wells Fargo’s recent scandal, company leaders of all types struggle to address this scenario. In fact, more than one-third of managers admit to shrinking away from giving direct feedback to employees when they anticipate a negative reaction. … Read More»

new hires

6 Ways Managers Can Engage and Retain New Hires

Starting a job is an exciting and scary moment for new hires. The first 90 days of employment are a critical time when they develop lasting opinions about their workplace that will affect their future performance. When handled well, the onboarding experience sets up an employee for success that will pay strong dividends to the company…. Read More»

talent hoarding

Talent Hoarding is Hurting Your Business, But You Can Fix It [Infographic]

Employees who want to advance are the ones who contribute the most to company growth. However, when employers fail to help their employees learn and develop professionally, they stagnate and suffer from the horrible side effects of talent hoarding. Talent hoarding occurs when companies keep the best employees in their current roles and don’t provide them with any advancement opportunities or career development. How can companies solve this problem?
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disengagement

Leadership Coaching Can Solve Your Disengagement Problem [Infographic]

How can employers give their staff a boost and get them engaged in their work? The infographic below, compiled by MyWorkNinja, a service that connects people with ICF certified executive coaches, demonstrates how leadership coaches can empower employees with the tools they need to set personal and professional goals, develop new skills, and achieve a better work-life balance, all through individualized career development strategies…. Read More»

respect

Managing Your Boss: Establishing Trust and Respect

Most bosses are really good at identifying your areas of possible improvement, but typically they are really bad at identifying their areas of possible improvement. So how do we help our boss take a good look in the mirror? This is a big topic, too big to be discussed to completion in a single blog post. But the overarching themes throughout should be Trust and Respect…. Read More»

appreciation

Should Employee Appreciation Be Entirely Performance-Based?

One of the most frequent questions asked when I’m consulting a business is: Should you show appreciation to someone who isn’t performing well? Tension exists in the world of recognition, employee engagement, and appreciation. There are differences of opinion on the relationship between an employee’s performance and when, or how, you recognize them. Should you recognize an employee if they aren’t doing well in all areas of performance?… Read More»

rewards

Recognition and Rewards Are Two Different Things

It’s about time someone demystified and explained the differences between recognition and reward. Recognition and reward are two completely different things and are used for different purposes. Some people and their organizations tend to see the two as being one and the same. I’ve seen way too many managers and employees not understanding either the subtle, or even the more obvious, differences between rewards and recognition. Unfortunately, even professional and industry trade associations perpetuate the problem with no uniform vocabulary or definition…. Read More»

Employee Recognition Programs: A Guide [Infographic]

Every organization’s most valuable asset is the same: its employees. Motivating employees to do a great job is extremely important, but it is easier said than done. The following infographic offers an overview of building engagement and enhancing productivity. Recognizing employee performance is the best way to increase productivity, and improve workforce engagement and retention. The infographic is a complete guide to employee recognition programs…. Read More»

employee engagement

Five Employee Engagement Ideas That Make a Difference

Employee engagement comes back to one key point: people. Bringing people together, removing barriers between people, encouraging honest and open communication, and having fun! Each of these factors increases employee engagement. And using your online community for these things can put even more power behind your engagement efforts…. Read More»

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