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The One Component of the Annual Review that Must Stay

The traditional annual performance review has been criticized for missing the mark in specific feedback, timeliness and progress. 45% of HR leaders ...
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5 Step Process to Increase Workplace Collaboration Immediately [Worksheet]

The following worksheet can be used to audit existing departments and teams that act like silos within any organization. Silos are a mentality that may exist when departments or teams within an organization do not effectively share information and knowledge with others in the organization. The 5 step process identifies the silos, examines them externally and internally, aligns the silos with other silos they work well with and don’t work well with and provides actual feedback depending on the level of collaboration that can be acted upon immediately.
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How to Set a Foundation for Effective Performance Appraisals

Whether they happen once a year or once a month, performance reviews are an essential part of any business. If you want to build a performance culture, how you conduct performance reviews can make or break your business. If you want your reviews to have positive results, you have to lay the groundwork. Good performance reviews don’t just happen. They take work and preparation, and you have to set a foundation. Start working on this prep work now to ensure great reviews down the road.
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3 Proof Points to Inspire Leading a Mission-Driven Company

“Failure to meet a company’s mission-related needs is failure of leadership.” -Chris Groscurth, Senior Practice Consultant with Gallup Inc. Employees without a mission or goals are unlikely to succeed in your organization. In a recent study released by Glassdoor, “mission-driven” companies have 30% higher levels of innovation and 40% higher levels of retention with a tendency of being first or second in their market segment.  
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Struggling with FLSA Conversations? Use These Tips

Recent updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have companies making some tough decisions regarding employee statuses within their organization. If you’ve missed the whole DOL overtime ruling conversation, a quick reminder:
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The Conversation Process Every Manager Should Follow in Employee Reviews

Effective employee reviews aren’t something leaders do at employees; reviews are something that leaders do with employees. Use these questions to gauge and establish employee alignment with your organization, then follow up accordingly to solicit feedback from employees in regards to how they’re managed.
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[Printable] 100 Starter Phrases to Align Employee Performance & Goals

There are so many ways to start giving employees better feedback, but one of the best is to use starter phrases to align the employee’s role and goals immediately to set the tone of the conversation.
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