Tag: managers

Employee Goal-Setting Tips

Setting appropriate employee goals is an important component of keeping the workforce productive and motivated. It can also affect retention since clear expectations are a critical component of employee satisfaction levels. And organizations that opt to implement pay-for-performance programs have an added layer of accountability by putting a piece of the employee’s compensation on the […]

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Attention Helicopter Parents: You Can’t Come to Your Child’s Job Interview

Not sure what a helicopter parent is? According to Wikipedia, “A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their […]

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So Much Depends on Employee Engagement

Yesterday we heard from Gallup concerning employee engagement and from a recent book by Jim Harter, PhD, titled First, Break All the Rules. Today, we present how to use your strengths to translate engagement into success.

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Vacancy Armor: Talent Pools

Just getting a talent pool put together might seem like a job well done. But there is more to do. Today, we’ll take a look at what to do next when dealing with high-potential employees (HiPos) and succession planning.

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Candidates Look at your Social Media Too

In yesterday’s Advisor we looked at how employers handle candidate’s social media presence. Today, we’ll look at some other considerations, as well as some tips on how to screen with social media.

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Good managers listen more than they speak

by Dan Oswald A well-known cellular network’s ad once asked, “Can you hear me now?” The famous line is one we all seem to ask. We wonder if anyone is listening. We’re talking, but does anyone hear us? We all want to be heard. We have ideas, thoughts, and comments, and we know they’re good. […]

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