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Communication, Development & Evaluation

Viewpoint: The Importance of Creating a Culture of Kindness and Respect

October 17, 2022

Via: SHRM

Is your organization a place of kindness and respect? Are you, as an individual, a person of kindness and respect? Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to be part of an HR team that made a conscious […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Survey: Job stability is motivating employees to stay where they are

August 5, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employee desire for job stability is an underestimated benefit — positive news for employers trying to prevent a talent drain. Although it’s not a guarantee they’ll stick around long-term, it does give employers the opportunity to offer programs, perks and […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Coaching Up Your ‘C’ Employees Pays Dividends

June 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

Creating and insisting on a coachable management culture can help companies better find their next superstar employees. Speaking at a June 13 concurrent session during the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Orleans, motivational speaker and former NBA […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Manage Career Development in Low-Skill Jobs

August 11, 2021

Via: SHRM

The entry-level jobs with the Green Group, a collection of lawn care providers across the United States, are hourly, part-time, seasonal jobs that might involve aerating and seeding lawns. But the paycheck isn’t the only benefit. The Raleigh, N.C.-based company […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

How to Nurture an Office ‘Unicorn’

August 11, 2021

Via: SHRM

Where can a manager find a staffer who has the “it” factor—someone who leads by example, makes a difference in tough times and outperforms on a regular basis? That team member could be right under the manager’s nose. Say hello […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

How to activate a trophic cascade: the important role of team learning in functional transformation

January 26, 2021

Via: Chief Learning Officer

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, it led to an ecological phenomenon referred to as a trophic cascade. In short, the reintroduction of a relatively small pack of wolves triggered a chain of positive changes that […]


Research, Software

‘Burnt Out, Hopeless, Drained’—Mental Health Concerns Are Prevalent During COVID-19

June 8, 2020

Via: HR Hero

We recently shared new research that reveals the negative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on workers’ mental health abroad, but how is it impacting workers right here in the United States? New research from the Society for Human Resource […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Understanding the FARM Components of Compensation

February 17, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Have you heard of the acronym FARM as it relates to compensation? I first heard this term from a BLR® webinar run by Paul Dorf, the Managing Director of Compensation Resources, Inc. (CRI). In that webinar, Dorf noted that a […]


Development & Evaluation

How to Apply the “Golden Rule” to Giving Performance Feedback

February 14, 2020

Via: Blogging4Jobs

Whether you call it “the golden rule” or “the golden law,” we all collectively understand it this way: do unto others as you would have them do to you. I’ve worked with a lot of managers who feel very uncomfortable […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention, Engagement

Motivation + Engagement = Employee Retention

February 12, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Today’s workers have more leverage than ever when deciding how long they’ll stay with a job before looking for a new one. When passive jobseekers—your current employees—are contacted multiple times by recruiters, they get more curious about opportunities in the […]


Workplace wellness

How Office Setups Affect an Employee’s Productivity and Motivation

November 13, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Creating an effective and productive work space is essential to increasing employee engagement. Whether your company has 5 or 500 employees, company culture is becoming increasingly important to applicants when they are looking for a job. Companies are able to […]


Communication, Software

10 Things to Say Instead of “Do Your Best”

October 1, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

“Do your best.” Have you said this? Or what about “Just do your best.” Is there a difference between those two phrases? It depends on how they are said. I’ve often used the latter when employees say that they aren’t […]


Workplace wellness

How to Turn an Aspirational Culture Into a Fully Realized One

June 17, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Culture begins to emerge at the foundation of your company. In fact, many entrepreneurs will tell you it’s important to define it from day 1 before you even open your doors. But once your company starts to grow, the individuals […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Types of Bonuses You May Not Be Utilizing

June 4, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Employee bonuses are often used as tools for motivation and retention. In some cases, they’re used as a means to keep base pay stable while still giving employees recognition. When salaries are increasing but salary budgets are not keeping pace, […]


Workplace wellness

4 Ways to Sustainably Boost Productivity and Performance Without the Spend

May 23, 2019

Via: Entrepreneur

Global professional services firms such as Price Waterhouse Coopers and Deloitte grew their competitive edge in attracting and maintaining top talent by extending employees’ parental leave allowances. Then Australian global accounting firm Ernst and Young (EY) upped the stakes even […]


Research, Software

Be Careful: Gamification at Work Can Go Very Wrong

February 28, 2019

Via: SHRM

Gamification is becoming known as a valuable technique that can change behavior and incentivize higher productivity, but HR managers should know that gamifying the workplace only succeeds when the game is thoughtfully designed to create many winners. Introducing the mechanics […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Re-energize your workforce: 13 easy ways to get employees engaged

February 27, 2019

Via: HR Morning

What manager wouldn’t love to walk into the office each morning to a group of smiling, eager employees, ready to take on the day? But the reality is … that just doesn’t happen. Distracted and disengaged Study after study shows […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Five Conversations You Need to Have to Motivate Employees

February 11, 2019

Via: Blogging4Jobs

Companies today are increasingly aware that the traditional annual performance review is ineffective when it comes to actually increasing employee performance. In fact, just 12% of respondents to a Deloitte survey indicated that this process was highly effective in driving […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Gamifying Employee Engagement

November 13, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Renowned game designer Jane McGonigal describes gamers as super empowered, hopeful individuals, attributes that she believes can be channeled into real-world contexts. The business world today really needs a lot of super empowered and hopeful employees, given that 85% of […]


Workplace wellness

Fighting Employee Burnout by Satisfying the Seeking Systems

November 7, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Most of us have experienced burnout, whether personally or having witnessed it among coworkers or subordinates. As a manager, one of the biggest challenges can often be keeping employees motivated. A lack of motivation can sometimes seem like a problem […]