5 Ways You Are Unwittingly Devaluing Your Employees

When leaders undervalue their workers, they are only making life harder on themselves. A devalued team is a disengaged, demotivated and dissonant team. Leaders don’t generally set out to decrease motivation and squash engagement; it’s just something that happens without strategic leadership.

The acknowledgement that we all know is so crucial for a healthy workforce tends to get lost in the day-to-day of business. Don’t stress, it happens to the best of leaders, but the first step is to recognize the problem. Be sure that you’re not guilty of these everyday ways that you could be unwittingly devaluing your employees.

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Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Development, Employee Lifecycle

Employees and Their Technology: The Battle You Want to Lose

All facets of technology are becoming more sophisticated, more cost effective and entirely fundamental in today’s workforce, but some employers are having trouble embracing this rapid change. There are now more mobile devices on earth than there are people. Technology is taking over at mind-blowing speeds, and some organizations are going to need to learn to pick their battles where employees and their technology are concerned.

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Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Development

5 Surprising Employee Development Statistics You Don't Know

UPDATED 11/2016: This article has been updated to reflect newer statistics found on employee development. To read more on employee development, check out these articles:

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Employee Management, Employee Training, Training, Employee Development

Is Your Company Employee Obsessed?

 

 
Well, “employee-centric” might be a better way to say it, but that makes for a boring title. All companies will say that their most valuable asset is their talent, but you will rarely see that genuinely reflected in their culture. When an organization is truly obsessed with their employees, it shows. Schulein said that that they,
 
 
“…focus on  engaging with their own people first. Knowing what they are going through at home, learning what we can do to support them, because that’s exactly what we want them to do for the customer once the customer walks through the door. We believe that in order to be the best place to shop, you have to be the best place to work first.” - Mark Schulein, company leader at ACE Hardware.
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Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Recognition, Employee Retention

Be a Better Manager with Talent Alignment

From intern to executive, no employee enjoys being micromanaged. Instead of focusing on the big picture of employee management and trusting workers to take care of the small stuff, a micromanager dictates every small step along the way and can quickly drive talent away.

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Talent Alignment, Employee Engagement, Goals, Micromanager, Micromanaging, Employee Management, Productivity

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