Category: Employee Engagement

The Wrong Employee… or the Wrong Role?

The Wrong Employee… or the Wrong Role

Every office, warehouse, and production facility has one employee who takes up an inequitable portion of their supervisor’s time and effort. This employee may bring valuable knowledge and experience to the role, but they also cause frustration for management, and other team members, because they “just don’t get it.” What “it” is, varies from job… Read more »

5 Essential Skills for Effective Coaching

5 Essential Skills for Effective Coaching

Coaching is a form of development in which a person supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. Just like in any sport, the workplace needs coaches to be successful. 45% of HR professionals believe coaching is essential in their organization, and 93% of managers… Read more »

The 7 Benefits of Moving Toward a Coaching Leadership Style

The 7 Benefits of Moving Toward a Coaching Leadership Style

Coaching-style leadership relies on the relationship between the manager and their employees. The manager is in charge of nurturing this relationship with the intent of coaching employees through their obstacles as well as successes. Good coaching and leadership can be difficult, but if a healthy connection is properly built, it can come surprisingly easily. The… Read more »

Why Every Manager Should Be a Coach, Not a Boss

Why Every Manager Should Be a Coach, Not a Boss

Dr. Lois Frankel, keynote, motivational, and inspirational speaker, states the difference between a leader who secures the commitment from employees, and one who only gains compliance is coaching. The most effective leaders see themselves as being coaches and leaders, rather than managers or supervisors. But what makes leaders most effective being a coach? Their mindset…. Read more »

6 Ways Happy People Increase Productivity [Infographic]

6 Ways Happy People Increase Productivity

It’s easy to get caught up in the scores of strategies developed to increase productivity in a company. They often take the form of pay raises and HIP benefits like open office layouts and unlimited vacation time. But these are just empty offers if the true goal isn’t in mind: productivity born of happiness. Happiness… Read more »

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

Great leaders often have several traits in common. We tend to see characteristics like strong communication, a positive attitude and a sense of integrity on the short list. But, where does self-awareness come into play? This attribute is often overlooked in leaders, but here at Caliper, we argue that this characteristic can make or break… Read more »

5 Employee Retention Resolutions for the New Year

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that three million employees have left their job voluntarily every month since June of last year. With 2019 in full swing, it’s important to be more proactive with employee retention. Regardless of the position, employee turnover can possibly bottleneck the development of important product launches. Possibly even slowing… Read more »

Unlocking Your Employees’ Potential

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Please excuse the racket while we bang this drum one more time: When posting jobs and making hiring decisions, companies tend to overrate experience and underrate intrinsic motivation. It seems that nearly every job posting includes some variation of “Must have 7-10 years’ experience doing X.” We have two questions: 1) What happens to people’s… Read more »

Organizational Culture vs. Organizational Climate

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Creating a sustainable work environment where employees feel engaged, loyal and satisfied should be the goal of every organization. After all, if people dislike their workplace, they’re going to be unproductive at best and perhaps even quit, taking their skills and knowledge with them — leaving you with the high cost of finding replacements. The… Read more »