Category: Employee Performance

Rethink Employee Appraisals With These Performance Review Tips for Managers

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The end of a fiscal year marks the time for annual performance reviews, but in the current employment landscape, just how do performance reviews look? More than 62% of workers have worked remotely at some point over the last year.  With many of these employees still working outside a traditional office setting, HR Professionals have… Read more »

3 Tips to Motivate Employees During Performance Reviews

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Annual performance reviews are difficult for all involved. Employees scramble to remember their yearly goals and whether they have achieved them or not. Managers sift through a year of work and spend time summarizing thoughts and feedback for improvements. There’s a lot to cover and little time to do so, but we can help you… Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

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2019 was the year of the workplace. Changes in labor demand, a new focus on employee engagement, and a desire to impact business outcomes through increased employee productivity were all contributing factors to workplaces shifting priorities to individual needs. Through revised talent management tactics like hiring for potential over skill set, nurturing strong, thriving company… Read more »

3 Questions to Re-Examine Your Employee Review Process For the New Year

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We’re all familiar with the old adage, “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” A critical function of the manager role is to be able to motivate employees, encourage their development, and foster an environment for open performance discussions. A lot of this happens during the employee performance review process, so it’s crucial that the… Read more »

How Promoting Employee Happiness Benefits Everyone

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Happy employees positively affect workplace operations. Statistics show that companies that foster employee happiness outperform their competitors by 20%. It’s no surprise, then, that some companies are taking more active measures to promote positive employee experiences.  In 2015, Airbnb became one of the most notable companies to tackle the topic of employee happiness by hiring… Read more »

40 Phrases to Include in Any Performance Conversation

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Performance reviews require preparation and careful consideration. Conversations should be free-flowing, but they should also serve a purpose, and ultimately, they need to convey the proper message and extract the necessary information to make for a more productive and fruitful review. These meetings can be delicate and uncomfortable, so to set the tone and steer… Read more »

Competency-Based Training: The New Trend in Employee Development

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Traditional learning is a large commitment for employees, and online courses can be hit-or-miss — the curriculum may cover inapplicable abstract theory, basic concepts, or irrelevant content. It can be difficult for employers to find impactful learning programs where employees can bring back knowledge and developed skills that result in recognizable, quantifiable results. Competency-based learning,… 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 »

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 »

Why Are My New Hires Underperforming?

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Potential does not guarantee performance. How many times have we seen it in sports? A top draft pick who never pans out. The offspring or sibling of an athletic superstar who displays the same physical gifts but somehow bombs out. Sports drafting is not a perfect analog to staffing, but it suffices to make a… Read more »