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How to Handle Talent That’s Just Not That Into You Anymore

How aware are you about what’s going on in your organization?  You need to be aware, which, in today’s world, means you need to be a social media consumer. With that said, what do you do as a business owner or manager, when someone updates a social media status to indicate they want a new job?  Here’s my listing of your […]

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Where Performance Reviews Go Wrong

What is supposed to be a constructive, mutually beneficial conversation between a manager and their employee is usually anything but mutual… Here are a couple of my thoughts on why: – The participants want different things, which is never a good thing in a relationship! The manager wants to talk about where performance needs to improve, the employee wants to […]

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4 Signs Your Employees Aren’t Engaged & How to Fix It

Engagement is the difference between employees who are just going through the motions and those who strive to do their best and continually improve. The link between employee engagement levels and business value is well understood, so I am not going to go into it here. What is less understood is what employee dis-engagement looks like and what you can […]

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Setting Goals

Goals define desired outcomes. They are the building blocks for performance planning, appraisal and improvement. If this isn’t reason enough to pay attention to goals then consider Parkinson’s Law. It states that work expands to fill the time available; that without goals people will occupy themselves with activities that keep them busy, usually on activities they are most comfortable doing, […]

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