Every employee who works for you will eventually arrive at a crucial intersection, if they haven’t already.
At that point, you hope they turn right and buy-in to your leadership and the vision and values of your company. Turning that direction means that they see a future for themselves with your organization so they’ll invest themselves fully and go all-in.
Unfortunately, some will turn left and quit on you without actually quitting. They’ll take on the “me against the machine” mindset and begin looking for shortcuts and ways they can do just the MDR (Minimum Daily Requirement) that it takes to fly below the radar and avoid getting called out or fired. Read more…
A lot of companies preach today how their most important asset is their people.
We are seeing this more and more as organizations realize that having happy, engaged employees creates innovation, speed to market, improved customer service and all those aspects in between to generate a strong bottom line.
Performance Management initially was about companies identifying and protecting their most important asset: superstar performers.
Unfortunately “performance management” has been twisted, through many systems and ratings and metrics, as a way to punish or eliminate underperformers. Thank you Industrial Revolution for the gift of measuring “workers” by output! Read more…
The most important theme I detected in HR technology this past year is a shift from HR focused applications to business focused applications.
Traditionally, HR Tech was about helping HR do its work — for example an applicant tracking system to help recruiters or a learning management system to help the training department—and in fact, that hasn’t changed. The vast bulk of HR technology is about helping HR professionals do their job.
However, there is something new: HR applications focused primarily on the business. Read more…
Athletes and coaches love the bottom line of a game. You win or you lose. The winner is clear. Usually.
This past year, college football addressed a long-standing challenge that many of us in business face. Yes, you won – but how did your win compare to the competition? What do the results really mean?
Or to college football fans, who is the real national champion? Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 19. Our regular content will return next Monday. Happy New Year!
First of two parts
Imagine being assigned a physician and then purposely rejecting them solely because they were “overqualified” for your medical situation. Well that’s exactly what happens when hiring managers reject candidates who have “too many” qualifications.
There is simply no excuse in this new era of data-based recruiting to adhere to this old wives’ tales” in hiring. I have written in the past about the cost of rejecting “job jumpers” and in this article, I will focus on the false assumption that hiring candidates who are “overqualified” will result in frustrated employees who will quickly quit. Read more…
Performance reviews can be a source of frustration for many in the business world.
If you’re a part of the group of people bogged down by a dysfunctional review process, take comfort. This is a great time for a fresh start.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for advice, you may be in for a shock. Every day on the Internet, for each article written with ideas for solutions, there are another five dedicated to the problem itself. Read more…
With states legalizing marijuana, medicinally or recreationally, there are bound to be new challenges in the workplace with this upcoming change. Please join Larry Perlman and John Litchfield as they discuss what to expect, including:
- Challenges to be expected in the near future in the workplace;
- How best to handle these challenges, both effectively and professionally;
- And so much more!
Register today because this webinar is best experienced while in attendance to really appreciate the full value it has to offer.
Date/Time of Webinar: Dec. 10, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific
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When you hear words like “grit,” “determination” and “self-control,” what emotion does that conjure up in you? I’d be willing to guess that emotion wouldn’t be “positivity.”
And yet, the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is where MacArthur Foundation “genius” award winner Angela Lee Duckworth leads the research into how just those attributes of “grit” translate into greater success than talent or IQ. Read more…
Meetings get a bad rap and the arguments against them are well known:
- They get in the way of productive work;
- Too much of meetings are spent recapping previous meetings;
- They often don’t produce a decisive way forward.
For these reasons and many more, people avoid setting meetings like the plague, and regularly scheduled meetings can fall by the wayside. Read more…
Why do so many managers continue to accept mediocre, second-rate results?
Hundreds of research studies have quantified the difference between having an “A” player versus a “C” player in a job, any job.
Every one of them concludes the difference in productivity and the impact on the bottom line is anywhere from 20 percent to over 1000 percent greater return when you compare the best, most productive employees to those who are average. Read more…