- Employee Benefits Surveys Identify Employee Benefits Needs and Enhance Benefit Planning By : Howard Deutsch
Employee benefits are a key driver of employee satisfaction and engagement. Employee benefits surveys enable company benefits administrators and benefits firms to design better benefits programs that are based on feedback from employees.
- Employee Surveys That Boost Profit & Competitiveness and Reduce Costs By : Howard Deutsch
Employee satisfaction surveys and employee engagement surveys provide business leaders with information and insight for making better, more informed decisions. Conducting an employee survey is very cost effective, providing a strong payback when the survey results are acted on. A good survey company can help you get the survey done quickly and cost effectively.
- Employee Engagement Surveys: What Employees are Experiencing & Thinking By : Howard Deutsch
Most companies and other types of organizations fall short of achieving their full potential productivity, competitiveness, customer satisfaction, sales, growth and profit. This article talks about how companies can use employee satisfaction surveys and employee engagement surveys to identify these hidden opportunities for achieving breakthrough increases in employee engagement, customer satisfaction, competitiveness and profit.
- Behavioral Interviewing Are You Asking the Right Questions? By : Annette Estes
Behavioral interviewing only works if you ask behavior interview questions that are job specific. Do you know how to conduct an effective behavioral interview?
- Self Help tips for Personal Goal Setting By : Gen Wright
We all need to have goals in life and most of us do have at least one major goal that we are working towards. These self help tips will get you on the right track for your personal goal setting.
So how do we decide which of our goals need to be achieved first, how do we decide what are goals are and, probably the most difficult one, how on earth do we manage to achieve these goals?
- Promotions At Work - Low Risk, High Return By : Robert Thomson
Every employee values his or her job. Job security goes a long way in building a successful, recession fighting sales, marketing or operational team.
- People Management Effective Tips on Managing People By : Kate Tammemagi
There are a few basic principles in Managing People which Supervisors or Managers at any level should follow. These basic principles ensure that your reports are focussed on achieving their goals and objectives, and have the motivation to achieve success. Here we outline the key tips to effective People Management.
- The Cry for Competence By : Ken Keis
No one simply "gets" fully competent. Competence requires a commitment to continual improvement. If you cannot achieve competency, do everybody a favor and find an area where you can excel. If you want to stay where you are, mentor under someone to increase your competence.
- Employee Free Choice Act: An Opportunity for Employers to Choose their Future By : Pat Lynch
The proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) before Congress is making many employers feel threatened they could be bargaining with unions instead of dealing directly with their employees. Instead of focusing on whether the law is going to pass which it will, in some form you need to be paying attention to the real issue: How are you treating your employees every day?
The fact is, union representation holds little attraction to employees who feel respected, valued, trusted, challenged, and recognized for their contributions. Based on these sample criteria, how would your employees rate their experience in your workplace?
- Ten Ways to Create an Employee-centered Workplace By : Pat Lynch
An employee-centered workplace is one in which all individuals, programs, processes, and systems are focused on helping employees become fully successful. Individuals who feel valued will provide excellent products and service, which will result in the achievement of organizational goals. In such an environment, everyone wins: workers, management, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Time and Attendance and Other Efficient Workforce Management Tools By : Nelda Cooley
In todays competitive market, it is essential for organizations to invest in efficient and effective workforce management tools such as time and attendance, absence management, roster scheduling etc. These tools help organizations to increase productivity through increased efficiency of the workforce.
- Tips For Hiring The Best Employee For The Job By : Robert Thomson
How do you find the right employees for your company? How do you avoid the pitfalls that occur when you hire the wrong guy or gal?
- Corporate Awards - Why You Need Them By : Gen Wright
Corporate awards are essential in today's business world. Unfortunately, far too many corporations have been neglecting this aspect of their business, which is to show appreciation for their employee's dedication and hard work towards the organization.
- Finding staff-why choosing people with the right attitude is essential By : Dave Curran
In this article Dave gives some valuable information on why assessing attitude is just as important as assessing skills.
- Definition of Sexual Harassment By : Gregory Covey
There are many things to consider when you are dealing with sexual harassment claims. Knowing what is consider sexual harassment should be at the top of that list.
- Employee Retention: Unlocking the Mystery By : Max Vogt
Your company seems to be doing very well and so are its best employees. In the past few months, however, your star performers have been moving to the competition. Why are they leaving? Why aren't they being retained?
- Be The Best Boss You Can Be By : Cash Miller
If this is the first time you've ever tried to run your own business you might be experiencing a totally new sensation. The feeling of being your own boss. You may have even taken it a step further. You might for the first time be the boss of others. The question is what kind of boss are you going to be?
- Executive Leaders, Are You Coaching Your Human Capital? By : Max Vogt
It is essential to all organizations to not only recruit the best talent, but also retain it... here's how
- How to Give Performance Reviews Your Employees Love to Get By : Beth Banning
Is giving performance evaluations or direct reports part of your job description? Would you like to wake-up from this recurring workforce management nightmare? Discover the secret to giving performance reviews your employees will love to get and why it takes more than pumping more PRAISE into the appraisal. Here you'll discover how to build a foundation of corporation and mutual support.
- Employee Motivation, Take The Horse To The Water...And Make It Drink By : Ricardo d Argence
A successful manager turns reasonable requests asked of their employees into incentives for a job well done.
- Forming a Mentoring Circle By : Melissa Vokoun
More and more businesses are seeing the value of establishing mentoring programs for their employees but finding it hard to keep up with demand. Matching each employee with a mentor, with all the demands and responsibilities connected with the commitment, is a daunting task. One solution is to form a circle of mentors who can act as a team and share the demands of mentoring.
- Interpersonal Conflict - Resolving Conflict by Understanding Personal Values By : Annette Estes
Understanding different values is crucial to understanding how diversity impacts business. Here is a team building activity that will begin to improve your small group communication and conflict resolution skill.
- Micromanagers and Their Fading Bottom Line or Where Did the Productivity Go? By : Jack Deal
Micromanaging became obsolete with the old assembly lines. Today's micromanagers cannot compete because they cannot produce.
- 9 Management Philosophies to Develop Teams Into Elite High Performers By : Martice E Nicks Jr
What are the management philosophies that underpin your approach to making the numbers?
- How to Manage Employee Personal Problems in the Workplace By : Jack Deal
Personal problems can adversely effect productivity and performance. The good manager allows her employees to resolve their own personal problems.
- Employee Retention - Benchmark Your Jobs, Not Your People By : Annette Estes
This cutting-edge job benchmarking process will bring clarity to meet the objectives of your performance appraisal system and productivity measures.
- Rewarding Performance Management By : Robert II Smith
Contingent pay is any form of financial reward that is added to the base rate or paid as a cash bonus and is related to performance, competence, skill or service.
- Classification of Reward Systems By : Robert II Smith
Pay is awarded to employees on the basis of the relative value of their contribution to the organization. Merit pay plans are compensation plans that formally base at least some portion of compensation on merit.
- Models of Reward Management By : Robert II Smith
Determining the right pay entails combining the results of the job analysis and job evaluation processes and market pay data.
- Paying for Performance and Reward Management By : Robert II Smith
Paying for performance is a prominent issue in modern Human Resources Management (HRM). Organizations have long conceived that production and productivity improve when pay is linked to performance.
- The Best Way To Manage Employees By : Court Tuttle
This article has important tips and information on management for your business.
- Human Resource Management By : Robert II Smith
The two objectives of human resources are recruitment/retention and increased effectiveness. These objectives are obtained through personnel planning and staffing; personnel training; compensation; and gaining an understanding of labor-management relations.
- How To Manage Your Employees In A Great Way By : Court Tuttle
This article gives important information and tips on management
- How To Use Performance Appraisals To Build Staff Success And Company Results By : Donna Price
Performance appraisals are often a stressful time for both the employee and supervisor. Creating a coaching atmosphere shifts the energy of the appraisal and ultimately the results produced by the employee. With supervisor as coach, mentor and partner employees perform better.
- HIRING EMPLOYEES β YOU MUST TAKE A FEW CHANCES By : Dr. Dewett
This article explains why the hiring process often fails to add value in the long-term.
- WHY PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS ARE SO PAINFUL By : Dr. Dewett
This article explains why employee performance evaluations often are not worth the time they take.
- How Being SMART Isn't Always the Right Objective By : rennalp6h76xzg
SMART objectives have been around for decades with variable results and yet organisations still diligently apply them to their people without questioning the validity of the SMART model.
- The Top 10 Strategies for Attracting Generation Y as Employees Into Your Company By :
Generation Y's presence in the workplace is truly making an impact, causing employers to worry, fret and scratch their heads, and asking, "What do I do to attract the 20-something worker, and once I have them, how do I keep them?" This article will provide you with 10 answers to that very question.
- Kathy learns how to get the best out of staff she's "inherited"! By : Olivia Stefanino
Kathy, an admin manager with a large manufacturing organisation, was at her wit's end. In the main she loved her job, but just recently she'd 'inherited' two staff from another department and they were making her life unnecessarily difficult...
- Getting negative with negative people guarantees negative results! By : Olivia Stefanino
Mary was the office manager for a large construction company - and with her keen eye for detail, she ran a tight ship. She had the respect and loyalty of both her employer and her staff - but when her boss cajoled Mary into taking on his daughter Bianca for a university work placement, things rapidly began to slide downhill...
- Employee Morale, Employee Retention and Common Civility By : Helen Wilkie
Employee retention is an ongoing challenge in today's workplace. Employee reward programs are an integral part of the solution, but the root cause of morale problems can easily be addressed with no financial outlay at all.
- Managing Behavioral Styles By : Paula Switzer
Understanding style differences can help in hiring and retaining key employees. Learn practical strategies for immediate application in motivating employees and creating a high performing team.
- Motivate Entry Level Employees in 2008 By : silvana clark
Many supervisors make New Year's resolutions to motivate their entry level employees. Practical and low cost tips to keep employees energized and productive.
- Motivate And Retain Employees Through Training And Development By : Jim Brown
People may come and go in a particular company. Others may stay long and loyal even up to the point of retirement while others leave early on or in a couple of years for certain reasons.
- Feedback - Your People Need It By : Paul Phillips
Most people need feedback and as managers we need to be able to give it. The positive and the negative. This is important for business performance and employee development. Learn how to do it.
- The Best Ways To Motivate Employees By : Brue Baker
One thing many business owners or managers assume when they start their business is that their employees will be as motivated as they are. This is simply not true.
- Using Corporate Gifts to Improve Morale in the Company By : Cheow Yu Yuan
To improve the morale within your company, you should look for ways that will reward individual achievements, organizing events such as annual dinner and dance, or thank your employees for their loyal contribution and effort to the company. For all those ways mentioned above, you can use corporate gifts to organize events and present corporate gifts to your employees...
- A New Hire, An Aquarium and Overcoming The Status Quo By : Andrew Cox
What does an aquarium have to do with the status quo and a new hire? More than you think. Read on and see how an experience in ignoring the rules of good aquarium management resulted in a lesson that has much broader application.
- Keeping Talented Employees – Discover what Makes Them Tick By : Laura Adams
What can make talented workers stay committed to an organization? Find out the reasons we commit and discover the components of superior employee Job Performance.
- The Best Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy By : Court Tuttle
Turnover can be very expensive. It's in your best interest to keep them happy.
- How to Prevent Minimal Employees from Destroying Your Business By : Jack Deal
Minimal employees are one of the primary reasons businesses fail. Don't let minimal employees destroy your company.
- The One-Step Secret to Employee Empowerment By : Bill Zipp
The carrot and the stick have proven to be poor motivators because they do not move people from within. Positive input, encouragement, and genuine appreciation, however, communicate to people their value and worth and motivates them from the inside out. When provided on a regular basis, work becomes a place people enjoy coming to instead of just putting in their time.
- Companies Want Results from Employees By : Linda Finkle
You want extraordinary results from your employees, but you also want to be seen as kind, caring managers. Learn how to balance your actions to create and effective work environment.
- Performance Appraisals: An Odd Approach By : Michael Beek
Employee Appraisals are an important and necessary way for employers to measure employee performance and their contribution to the overall goals of the organization. There are right ways and wrong ways to conduct these appraisals. This is a review of an article recently published in a human resource magazine and finds the key points of the article to be of concern.
- Retention Leadership: Three Key Drivers for Retaining the "Best of the Best" in Your Organization By : Karla Brandau
Retention Leadership is reemerging in the executive arsenal with powerful implications for driving business success. Here are three critical leadership drivers that bring high retention results.
- "Advanced Confidence Training" for Corporate Motivation By : Ingo Weigel
Many employees lack in their work performance due to lack of confidence. What can businesses and corporations do in order to solve this problem?
- How To Develop Merely Compliant Workers into Dedicated Workers By : Stan the Mann
Managers are rushed. They have a lot more to do today with fewer resources. It is natural to take the quickest route to accomplish an immediate task. Far too often this takes the form of telling a subordinate what to do and how to do the desired task. Big mistake. You will not develop the skills of your people doing it this way.
- Best Employee Practices Regardless of the Size of your Business By : Josh Stone
If you are running a business, you are going to have employees at some point. How you handle these employees from performance reviews, to potential promotions to even helping keep your staff as happy and productive as possible is going to determine how overall happy your employees are and how high their productivity level is.
- Can Non-Financial Incentives Work? You're In Trouble If They Don't By : Paul Phillips
Non financial incentives often arise as an issue when we don't want to give financial incentives, either because we can't afford them or we think they will cause problems with people who don't receive them. We often take too narrow a view of what these are. What does provide an incentive?
- Praise Individuals As Well As Groups By : Helen Wilkie
Praising a group for its contribution is a positive thing, but it can be even more valuable to praise the individual group members.
- Addressing Organizational Conflict By : Greg Giesen
Organizations have a critical role in creating an environment that fosters productive problem-solving and conflict resolution. Read on if you want to see where your organization stands on the four key assessment areas.
- What You Need To Know About Employee Motivation By : Greg Giesen
Knowing what motivates employees is only half the battle. The real test is our ability to create a culture that fosters high morale and motivation.
- Five Tips to Becoming a More Caring Manager By : Darryl Rosen
What kind of manager are you? Do you want your people to be successful? Are you genuinely happy for your associates when they experience success, or are you always peering around the corner hoping no one is more successful than you? Are you secretly happy when they fail and get "egg on their face?"
- 12 Ways Leaders Tell Their People They Are Important By : Andrew Cox
Leaders know their actions speak more loudly than any words they may say.. Learn 12 Way successful leaders use their behavior as the means of communicating the importance of their people. These powerful behaviors can make the difference between a mediocre manager and a true leader
- The Rewards of Rewarding By : Darryl Rosen
You've heard it a million times. Taking care of the internal customers will help the external customers. It's true! Let your people know what you expect and praise them when they meet or exceed your expectations. You will like the results, and so will your accountants.
- Constructive Criticism Can Be More Valuable than Praise By : Helen Wilkie
We all know people like to be praised. But constructive criticism is also valued because it helps someone improve --- which can actually make it even more welcome than praise.
- Top 5 Reasons Why Employees Hate Their Bosses (And What Bosses Can Do About It) By : Ben Welch
Every boss can't be loved by every employee. But that doesn't mean that every boss needs to be Michael Scott from NBC's The Office.
- Oh, Behave -- 10 Tips to Resolve Employee Conflicts By : Joan Schramm
In a work environment, each person contributes unique experiences, values, personalities and perspectives. When managed properly, this mix can result in innovative ideas and a more flexible team environment. If not managed properly, however, the conflic can result in lowered morale and poor performance. Here are some tips to help you manage the inevitable conflicts that arise when people are just being themselves.
- Dealing With The Dimensions Of Diversity By : Stephen Campbell
Each individual whilst acting within their particular style according to their view of the world have the basic needs of being appreciated and acknowledged. Their ideas of how a company should design and develop and product or service and; sell that product or service into the marketplace need to be incorporated into the decision making process.
- Agitators In The Office By : Gary Crow
Understanding the motivations of agitators is not too difficult if you look at their behavior and then ask yourself why they are behaving that way. More to the point, what do they get out of it? This article helps you understand their motivations and, more importantly, how to effectively manage their disruptive behavior.
- How To Motivate And Inspire Your Employees To Be The Best They Can Be By : Adrian Adams
It would be misleading to make managers and supervisors think that there's a secret to motivating and inspiring their fellow employees.
- Having People Focus On The Things That Matter - Writing And Using Job Descriptions By : Paul Phillips
Why don't people do the things they should? Do they know what the priorities are? Do they know what the business needs? Getting those job descriptions right is a key step to answering these questions.
- Super Management Comes From Within By : Frank Schliff
They bark orders, mumble vague instructions, and seem oblivious to their employees's successes, but strangely attuned to every fumble.
- How Can They Meet Your Expectations If They Don't Know What They Are? By : Paul Phillips
Managing people can sometimes be very rewarding and sometimes frustrating. If we look back we may find the rewarding times were when people met, or exceeded, our expectations. Sometimes they did this without even knowing what they were! How can we make this happen more often?
- Difficult Employees Can Be Draining, But There Are Ways to Work with Them By : Kevin Muir
Dealing with difficult employees is perhaps the hardest part of running a business. It's a tricky aspect that many owners are unprepared to handle. This article provides some tips on managing these workers.
- The Effective But Gentle Dismissal Of An Employee By : Kevin Muir
Firing an employee can be tough for some people. Even if he or she is the worst employee imaginable, you will still find yourself reluctant to fire that worker. But to be an effective employer, you will eventually have to let an employee go. This article provides some tips on how to do it right.
- Counseling Employees By : Kevin Muir
The difficulties that come with a problem employee may seem easily corrected by termination. However, if you believe the employee's performance can be altered, counseling employees is an intermediate step before firing becomes necessary.
- Why Don't Managers Manage? - Looking After Their People is Part of the Job By : Paul Phillips
For many managers, looking after their people is often seen as an extra chore that gets in the way of doing their functional job such as selling, accounting, marketing or manufacturing. This is the wrong approach. Read how to correct it.
- Managing Employee Morale, Motivation -- Why Managers Create Low Morale By : Ben Simonton
Why do employees develop low morale and are managers to blame? There are many reasons, but basic to them all is the top-down command and control model in use by business and society in general.
- Why Employees Do Not Work to Full Capacity By : Pj Germain
Many workplace studies show that at least 25 percent of workers said they were capable of doing 50 percent more work.
- How to Work with a Difficult Employee By : Ray Silverstein
Does your company have an employee who is hard working, competent and loyal but who does not comply with policies, procedures or "bad-mouths" the organization?
- Employee Development in Flat Organizations By : Pj Germain
In team-based organizations, opportunities for promotion come rarely. So how do you provide opportunities for team members to grow and develop? Follow these suggestions:
- Leadership - The Proper Relationship with Subordinates By : Mark - Leadership501
In order to achieve maximum efficiency, leaders need to understand the optimal relationship with their subordinates.
- Coaching Supervision vs Mentoring By : Kris Koonar
Supervision is not a new concept. The execution method and amount of supervision required varies depending on the situation.
- What A Difference A Week Makes By : Martin Haworth
Sometimes a little tweak in how you manage your people can make all the difference.
And sometimes, it's vital to look for something that will change relationships - and that can mean moving your focus slightly for a while...
- Hiring and Retaining Employees Part I By : Phil Morettini
There is probably nothing more important to a high tech company's long-term success, than hiring and retaining employees.
- Hiring and Retaining Employees Part II By : Phil Morettini
In Part I of this article, we covered 4 key points to proper hiring and retention. Now we'll look at the second 4.
- Favoritism in the Workplace--How to Avoid Even the Perception of It By : Phil Morettini
I'm going to address a topic that isn't often discussed formally by top management within a business, certainly not out in the open. It's a major topic in HR circles, I'm sure. It's also a major topic, in hushed tones, around the water cooler and during lunch among friends.
- Training and Development - Start With Where You Want to Finish By : Paul Phillips
Ad hoc training sometimes works but often the return on investment is low. Training is an investment. Plan it the same way - work out what result you want first.
- Recognizing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace By : John Morris
Sexual harassment is a sexual advance, whether pysical or verbal. These all become harassment when rejection or submission to such advances affect the employment of an individual, or if it affects the performance at work of a person...
- How To Interview Well - Both Hiring Authorities And Candidates By : Ron Bates
The ability to identify if a candidate possesses the capabilities and attributes necessary to successfully execute against the business objectives a given position is designed to impact will ultimately lead to better hiring decisions.
- What Is Pre and Post Employment Testing By : Smruti Ranjan Sarangi
Employers have to do many types of tests of their employees to get right employees for right positions. There are many types of tests that are done by the employers, among those Employment Testing and Performance Testing are very important. Let's discuss the Employment Testing and Pre Employment testing here.
- Give People a Reason to Stay - Help Them "Fit" By : Paul Phillips
Someone once said, quite wisely, "we hire people for what they can do and fire them for how they do it." Find out how to increase your chances of not having to fire someone for this.
- How To Hire The Right Person For The Right Job By : John Nicholas
Part of good leadership requires skill in the hiring process. Good leaders know that employee turnover is costly. Retention of productive employees affects the bottom line as well as morale and growth. The key to this is hiring the right person in the first place.
- Increase Worker Productivity with the "Paris Hilton Strategy" By : Collier Harper
Use the star power approach of Paris Hilton to motivate employees and increase productivity. Don't look any further. If you want a better work force read this and start now!
- Utilizing Employee Performance Reviews By : David Gass
Describes how to best use the employee performance reviews in order to obtain optimum performance from your employees.
- Give People a Reason to Stay - Let Them Know What is Required By : Paul Phillips
Do your people know what is required of them? Do you know how to measure this? Do they go home everyday knowing they have contributed to the organization's objectives? Learn how to make this all happen.
- Mentoring the Difficult Employee By : Kimberly King
Mentoring is a difficult task and it is not for the faint hearted. Mentoring can be even more challenging when working with difficult employees. Here are the initial tips to making these difficult situations easier and more productive.
- A Four Step Process to Easily Reduce Employee Turnover By : Robert Cameron
Companies either struggle with employee turnover reduction plans or, worse yet, do absolutely nothing to reduce it. Robert A. Cameron & Associates suggests how to correct this problem in four easy steps that companies can easily implement immediately.
- Doing More Than the Numbers - How You Do Them is Important By : Paul Phillips
Someone once said "we often hire people for what they can do but fire them for how they do it." There is more to performance than just hitting the targets. Read how to put those other measures in place.