What motivates employees?
Is it money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission?
All these are good answers, but a new Tinypulse survey from TinyHR titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that “peers and camaraderie” are the No. 1 reason employees go the extra mile. Read more…
Second of two parts
Yesterday, I wrote about how recruiting highly motivated people is The Single Smartest Thing That a Hiring Manager Can Do.
Today, I am going to give you some tips on just how to go about recruiting those kind of employees.
Once you are committed to hiring self-motivated individuals, you need to work with your firm’s recruiting leaders to come up with the most effective recruiting and assessment approaches. Read more…
Scattered about the Internet is a treasure trove of data, and more and more, it’s being used to manage people.
Big data might be unstructured and unwieldy to many, and there are reasons for that perception.
It’s collected from a variety of public and private sources — as well as internal and external means — so it takes focus and dedication to curate and manage it. But effectively analyzing this data can provide you with the tools for success.
Perhaps one of the better-known examples of this practice can be found in the Oakland Athletics baseball team. General Manager Billy Beane hired “quants” to analyze the performance of potential recruits. The data was so powerful that it turned the team into a winner, as described in the book and movie Moneyball, but this method certainly isn’t limited to the baseball field. Read more…
Long ago, I received an especially confusing piece of negative feedback:
Remember three or four months ago at that event? You did something wrong. I can’t remember what it was exactly, but I remember that it wasn’t good.”
I was baffled and didn’t gain much from the conversation.
What I did learn was that getting comfortable with giving effective negative feedback can be a challenge for managers, new and old alike. Read more…
First of two parts
If you are a corporate manager, you already know that you routinely spend a significant portion of your time trying to motivate your employees.
On average, I estimate that encouraging, cajoling, and the worst part, having to hang around just to ensure that your employees are continuously working takes up to 50 percent of the average manager’s time each week.
If you don’t believe my estimate, ask a few managers to keep a work log for a few weeks if you want an accurate time for your firm. You might go a step further and ask a few of your managers if they enjoy trying to motivate and if they are good at it, because you’re likely to find that they dread every minute of it. Read more…
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Can you kindly review my CV and help me find a job?
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All in a week’s work. Read more…
A retention interview is not a performance appraisal; it is not about how the person is doing his or her job. It is not a job satisfaction or employee engagement survey.
A retention interview is about what the company is doing (or not doing) that frustrates their top performers.
If you’d like to create your own retention interview, here are a few pointers to keep in mind: Read more…
Employees quit their jobs for various reasons — career advancement, higher salaries, increased benefits, better commute and more opportunities.
And you know what they say: the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and sometimes you’ll find an employee that wants to come back “home.”
As an employer, you have to decide whether or not you want to rehire this “boomerang employee.” There are certainly advantages to rehiring a former worker, but there are disadvantages to consider as well. Read more…
HR professionals everywhere have been eager in recent years to find innovative new ways that technology can improve what they do in human capital management.
Whether it’s managing the daily grind of payroll and benefits or devising more comprehensive workforce plans, there are no doubt plenty of ways that more mobile and cloud-based platforms can make a difference.
Of course, it shouldn’t just be HR offices benefiting from the rise of modern technology. Read more…