August 19, 2018
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Performance Management 31 July 2018
5 Gentle Ways to Increase Your Employees' Productivity with Gamification
Adam Wakoski
Gamification has become one of the most hyped terms lately that is used almost everywhere where it is necessary to drive better results. Being perceived by many as just another millennial fad, it has actually proven to be effective in various fields. To keep up with the trends, a lot of companies follow the early adopters’ example and implement gamification practices into their workflow. However, the results are not always what is expected or satisfying.
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Performance Management 11 July 2018
Using Social Media to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
Susannah Bruck
Social media is a vital communication platform and key customer service tool for businesses and organizations. Social media provides businesses the opportunities to offer instant customer service and can also help build brand validity, awareness, and exposure to core, niche or mass audiences.
Performance Management 05 July 2018
How to Structure an HR Team to Maximize Human Capital ROI
Jack White
HR plays a crucial role in maximizing productivity within the workplace. This can only be accomplished if it is structured to cope with all the needs of the business. In other words, a key part of any HR team in human relations is maximizing on human capital.
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Performance Management 28 June 2018
How to Build Your Organization's AI Strategy
Krishnapriya Nair
It’s quite apparent that more and more organizations have to and will start leveraging AI in near future itself. But investing in a good AI platform and adopting an AI-based approach is not a simple decision. It’s quite natural to be tempted to jump into the bandwagon when the entire industry is behind the same, but it’s important to understand your organization’s readiness, and more importantly, the need before you go for such a strategic decision.
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Performance Management 22 May 2018
Common Obstacles Preventing Productivity In The Workplace
Guest Poster
Workplace productivity can make or break a company. If employees fail to complete their workload during office hours, business suffers immensely. This causes undue stress for all parties involved, but it’s not a problem that’s easy to solve. Many everyday factors have a negative influence on productivity. Without finding a way to target these, employers can’t hope to improve staff output during the workday.
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Performance Management 03 May 2018
Four Metrics to Replace the Annual Employee Review Forever
Technology Advice
Most employees and managers agree: pretty much no one looks forward to annual employee performance reviews! And while performance management best practices are continually evolving, the way we manage our teams has not quite caught up. In fact, many business leaders today still depend on antiquated management practices that are no longer effective (or enjoyable).
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Performance Management 17 April 2018
3 Ways to Enhance Your Knowledge Management Strategy
Mary Walton
As a business, your knowledge management strategy is one of the most important aspects you need to be thinking about. With an optimal knowledge management system, you’ll be able to host all your blog posts, articles, terms and conditions and FAQ pages and your customers will be able to access them all freely and easily.
Performance Management 12 April 2018
How to Have Effective Evaluations: Just Talk to Your Employees
Wendy Dailey
There’s been a lot of talk lately about evaluations and what can be done about them. I believe the evaluation is the 3rd step in the process – that until you know what job your employee is doing and you know you have found the right person, you can’t do a good job on giving your employee feedback. And that’s really all an evaluation is: giving your employee feedback on what they do well and what they need to work on.
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Performance Management 16 March 2018
The Best Ways to Deal with "Bad" Employees
Dillon Chen
Every company should run like a smoothly oiled machine with every employee fulfilling their roles in order for the company to grow and succeed. However, if one of your employees is a “bad” employee and not pulling their weight, or actively working against the company, it can throw a wrench into your machine and disrupt all of the operations.
Performance Management 14 March 2018
What Makes People Love Their Jobs?
Tiffany Rowe
Nothing should make an employer happier than to have happy employees. For one, it makes life a lot easier when you don’t have to deal with a bunch of malcontent grumps who do their work grudgingly and race each other to the door when the day is over. For another, happy employees are good employees who are invested in the company’s success and contribute meaningfully to the bottom line.
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Performance Management 14 February 2018
How to Make Your Employees Love You: Increasing Engagement and Retention
Joan Elmore
What can company leaders do to retain great employees? What can they do to keep employees engaged? If you’re asking these, here are some actionable strategies you can start immediately.
Performance Management 12 February 2018
Coach vs. Manager - What Do Employees Want?
Technology Advice
You probably noticed that at some point within workplace culture, we began calling managers “leaders.” We need to recognize that the role of a manager requires so much more than previously acknowledged by the term "manager". The old school of thought was that in order to be a candidate for a management position, you needed to put in your time, do a great job, and eventually, you’d have enough seniority to take the next promotion when it became available.
Performance Management 02 February 2018
The Best Ways to Evaluate Remote Employees
Dillon Chen
Employee Evaluations are an important part of growing a company. When done properly, it can be a great source of information and essential to Succession Pathways within your company. Evaluations often consist of performance analysis that is used in employee improvement as well as internal promotions and pay raises. Things are a little different when evaluating remote workers as there is no daily in-person interaction to evaluate.
Performance Management 26 January 2018
HR Software to check out in 2018
Isabella A
In the ever increasingly growing and competitive workforce, companies are having to find creative solutions to help manage employee information and organize data. Gone are the days of traditional methods of training and filing cabinets stuffed with misplaced paperwork on employees.
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Performance Management 24 January 2018
Working Successfully with Remote Employees
Dillon Chen
In management, there are different challenges working with different types employees. In particular, remote employees can be difficult to manage and develop a successful working relationship with because they are not in the office. Some managers find it really hard to be in charge of somebody they don't see every day. On the other hand, remote employees can feel isolated from the company and unable to find answers to questions or get guidance on their work.
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Performance Management 22 January 2018
Important Skills That Your Remote Employees Should Have
Dillon Chen
Remote employees are becoming more and more common nowadays. With all the new technology, it is easier than ever for employees to work from the comfort of their own home and not going into the office. We gathered opinions from numerous professionals to give us an idea of skills needed to make working remotely effective. Check out the following:
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Performance Management 15 January 2018
The Best Tips & Tricks to Empower Your Employees
Tom Jager
Employees are the backbone of every company, and their performance is crucial to the overall success. Having empowered employees will do wonders for a business of any type because they will be capable of solving problems on their own, and finding the right solution without asking for permission.
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Performance Management 12 January 2018
How to set Smarter Goals: Improving on SMART
Ankita Poddar
The New Year hustle has begun. The holidays have ended and new resolutions have begun to kick in. What time better than now to finish reflecting on the past year and usher in goals for the new?
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Performance Management 10 January 2018
Improving Communication in the Workplace
Zinny Allen-Obayagbona
Communication occurs in our everyday lives and is therefore inevitable in the workplace. It’s something we all have to do and need to pay so much attention to. Communication isn’t all about what is verbally uttered but also includes nonverbal cues. And if not for anything else, this is enough reason why it should be so important to improve communication in your workplace in order to avoid any form of miscommunication where necessary.
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Performance Management 01 January 2018
How to get Employees Aligned with the Company Vision
Hannah Son
Every company needs to have a vision. As a leader, it is your job to create this vision and make it known. Without a vision, your company is like someone swimming circles in the ocean and bound to sink eventually.
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Performance Management 29 December 2017
How to Use Data to Drive Your Employee Engagement Strategy
Krishnapriya Nair
Employee Engagement has been one of the biggest challenges faced by organizations worldwide for quite a long time. Year after year, major organizational surveys show a very reluctant employee engagement arrow that is so stubborn to move above the 15% mark. That means around 85% of workers across the globe are disengaged and would like to look for better options if they can. Do you think that your employees also fall under this category?
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Performance Management 27 December 2017
Use Habit Science for an Employee Engagement Breakthrough
Jane Watson
The concept of employee engagement has been around for nearly 30 years. And while we might still argue about the best way to define it precisely, the fundamentals of engagement are no great mystery. At this point, I suspect you’d be hard pressed to find an HR professional who isn’t familiar with the fundamentals of making an organization a more engaging workplace. Things like treating employees with respect, communicating clear goals, providing timely feedback and recognition, and supporting employee development.
Performance Management 15 December 2017
15 Team Building Tips for Leaders that Actually Work
Chris Richardson
If you could identify one thing that made a leader great, what would it be? The team that stands behind them. Hiring the right people and motivating them to give their best when they work together is one of the most important aspects of leadership. Modern leadership is characterized by an important feature: remote workers. Teamwork is still essential. However, it’s not easy to bring everyone into a team vibe.
Performance Management 01 December 2017
6 Simple Ways to Increase Productivity
Hannah Son
Productivity is critical to your team’s success. Business owners, managers, and executives all want to get the most from their employees, but if you’re failing to implement your own productivity strategies, then challenging your employees to be productive is fruitless.
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Performance Management 27 November 2017
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Giving Annual Performance Reviews
Eva Wislow
Most of the managers see annual performance reviews as a necessary evil which doesn’t harm their companies but doesn’t really bring any benefits either. But the fact remains that annual performance reviews represent a genuine employee engagement booster when done properly.

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