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An Open Letter to HR
Dear HR, We know you are juggling the challenges of managing benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding. The struggle is real, right? We understand these tasks are crucial to the success of the organization, but we need information. When do we need it? Typically, at 4:50 p.m. on a Friday, when all you want to do is […]
4 Benefits You Gain When You Explain the ‘Why’
People are innately curious. Think back to when you were a child and constantly asking “why,” like “why is the sky blue?” or “Why is the grass green?”
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year
Everyone should consider having the following three conversations over the course of the next few weeks. Taking this time with your direct reports, yourself and your spouse will only improve the beginning of your new year. 1. Speak With Your Squad As for your direct reports, many individuals– especially millennials – need these types of […]
True Confessions: The Biggest Mistake Organizations Make in Employee Surveys
Your company issued an engagement survey. Employees were enthusiastic about participating, and did. The results are in. Now what do you do?
4 Ways to Make Your Employees Want to Come to Work
Disengaged employees don’t feel motivated to work. A 2015 survey by Gallup revealed that 50.8 percent of American workers were not engaged in their jobs. Consequently, disengaged employees may arrive to work late, miss deadlines, submit poor-quality work, alienate themselves from co-workers or seek employment elsewhere. While the employee could be solely responsible for his or […]
The Inside Scoop: How to Find Out What Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
We talk a lot about employee engagement on this blog, and for good reason: Companies with an engaged workforce outperform those without by nearly 202 percent. Today, we’re not here to drill such stats into your head – besides, that one makes a pretty solid case on its own – but to discuss how businesses can engage their employees by surveying each and every one of them.
6 Tips for Using ‘Stay’ Surveys to Retain Your Best Teachers
Teacher attrition is a complicated phenomenon that impacts every school differently.
4 Ways to Build Employee Confidence and Increase Engagement
Employee engagement is a highly-talked-about topic. Everyone has their own ideas about what works. But whatever you think about employee engagement, you should know that confidence is...
HR Resolution: Win the War on Engagement
Stop. Take a breath. When is the last time you just took a moment? There is a lot of demand for our time and unfortunately it’s only getting worse.
4 Tips for Empowering Employees in the Modern Age
As I walk down the hallway to get to my office, I read the Tom Peters quote painted in big, bold letters on the wall: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
Saying ‘Thank You’: Taking It Back to the Basics
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has heard, “Now, what do you say,” after receiving a gift or kind gesture. We were schooled to be respectful from the time we were toddlers.
5 Things Managers Should Say More Often
Do you know what your employees really want? One survey reveals discrepancies in what managers think employees want and what workers actually do.