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Performance Management 20 March 2019
How to Refocus Workers and Improve Productivity
Kelsy Ketchum
It’s natural for employees to get distracted sometimes. No one’s a robot who can stay focused all day, every day. But when distractions are becoming more common than actual time spent on work, and productivity is suffering, you need to act. It can be hard to know how to refocus your employees without sacrificing employee engagement or closely monitoring how workers use their time, but it’s doable.
Performance Management 16 January 2019
Best Technology for Employee Engagement and Evaluation
Guest Poster
Technology is driving the way our businesses evolve and grow. Organizations can get so focused on how to improve their customer retention and grow revenue, it can be easy for them to under-invest in technology that can be devoted to retaining and growing their employee base.
Performance Management 09 January 2019
7 Powerful Best Practices for Engaging and Onboarding Technical Employees
Bridgette Hernandez
For many businesses, success depends on the ability to attract and hire top, technical talent. Software developers, network specialists, web designers, systems administrators, and others are in high demand. It takes a significant effort to bring the best people onto your team.
Performance Management 02 January 2019
5 Steps for Starting A Performance Review Program From Scratch
Guest Poster
Conducting performance reviews is a daunting task, you never want anyone within your organization to feel like they are under a microscope! But performance reviews are an important part of ensuring that everyone is on the same page and getting the support they need to provide optimal results.
Performance Management 12 December 2018
10 Simple Ways to Build Trust and Boost Employee Engagement
Daniela McVicker
Most leaders are aware that the employees are a company’s most important asset. In fact, that is accurate when the majority of the workforce is totally engaged in their work. If not, they are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organization. Trust is difficult to be achieved and it must be constantly re-earned by the employer. But with a little bit of an effort, hiring managers will be able to build a reservoir of good will that they can rely on during challenging and difficult times and occasions.
Performance Management 05 December 2018
7 Productivity Lessons From the Millennial Work Style
Mary Whitman
As you may have imagined, many productivity tips have something to do with technology, especially with mobile technology. Though one may lament at the idea that in 40 years we will have a bunch of pensioners with neck problems, you cannot ignore the fact that the tech-culture is here to stay, so we all may as well embrace it.
Performance Management 10 October 2018
How to Conduct Performance Reviews: Advice from Employees
Joan Elmore
Performance evaluations can feel like a drudgery all around. Another "To-Do" in the middle of a thousand more important things. And most likely, employees aren’t jumping around in excitement to learn about how they’re measuring up.
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Performance Management 11 September 2018
How to Use Strength-based Philosophy to Improve the Workplace
Ankita Poddar
Advocating a strength-based philosophy is only one part of the equation; implementing it is a completely different ballgame. Therefore, while I will still spend time explaining the strength-based philosophy, I’ll spend a little extra time exploring how one can leverage it at the workplace.
Performance Management 04 September 2018
How to Build Confidence in your Employees
Brett Farmiloe
Dedicated employees are the bones of every successful company. Without them, there would simply be no business! That is why it is of the utmost importance to instill confidence within them. Because let’s face it, you can’t micromanage every employee.
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Performance Management 28 August 2018
5 Ways to Deliver Exceptional Management Leadership
Guest Poster
Managers are important for the success of any enterprise, especially for small- to mid-sized firms where they take on many roles. However, leadership is equally important. While certain skills contribute to success, organizations need strong leadership to succeed.
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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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