Tag: employee feedback

Feed-Forward vs. Feedback: A Matter of Semantics?

There’s a lot of talk of feed forward replacing feedback. Why? Simply put, the vast majority of people don’t like feedback—neither giving it nor receiving it. Why is that? Our brains are programmed to avoid conflict unless it’s a direct threat to our safety. If we’re feeling safe and work is moving forward, why introduce […]

A Guide to Effectively Managing Employee Advancements

When employees put years of hard work, dedication, and learning into their jobs, being rewarded with a promotion makes every effort worthwhile. However, being handed a new job title and responsibilities can be daunting, and your employees will benefit from support as they move into their new positions. Promoting employees can also put a lot […]

4 Mistakes to Avoid While Conducting Employee Evaluations

One of the most important ways management can communicate with employees is through official employee evaluations. It’s easy to give employees kudos on a job well done after they’ve turned in a big project or casually bring up an area you’d like to see improvement in. It’s easy to feel like you have a grasp […]

Using Social Media to Build a Culture of Recognition: Strategies for Employee Engagement

We all work to live (at least in part). Still, sometimes a paycheck isn’t enough. Employee recognition programs are crucial for the success of any organization, as they help foster a positive work culture and boost employee morale. These programs are designed to acknowledge and appreciate employees’ hard work, dedication, and contributions and can take […]

Keys to Success for Any Employee Training Effort

Employee training can be conducted in a variety of ways, but there are several keys to success that are applicable to virtually any training effort. These are the foundational must-haves training teams should embed in any training program. Effective Communication Clear, effective communication of expectations is an important foundation for any employee training effort. It’s […]

How to Write an Effective Performance Improvement Plan

If you’ve ever had employees who were struggling in their role, you’ve probably considered your options. It’s a sticky situation to be in. You could let them go, creating a huge headache of turnover time and costs; you could retain them at their current capacity, leaving you feeling frustrated and the role unfulfilled; or you […]

Faces of HR: Deb Reuterman on the Importance of Buy-in and Engaged Employees

Deb Reuterman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. Director of Human Resources at University of Phoenix, has spent her career in human resources across myriad industries including manufacturing, law, healthcare, and higher education. We recently connected with Reuterman to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her best mistake, as well as the value of making employees […]

Faces of HR: Sheryl LaPlace on a Passion for People, Discovering Talent & Employee Feedback

As a Human Resources Consultant for Insperity, a leading provider of human resources, Sheryl LaPlace works on a team of professionals, providing a myriad of HR services, including HR guidance and training, to small and mid-sized businesses across the United States. LaPlace has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, training and development, […]

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How to Give Good Feedback on Goals

Do your employees make quarterly or yearly goals? If so, you probably have a system in place whereby you or another employee meets with them to go over their goals. However, these meetings are probably pretty quick—after all, how can you really tell people the goals they set for themselves aren’t a good idea? It’s […]

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Acronyms and Employee Performance: List Goes On and On

Acronyms are quick and useful abbreviations that allow us to recall lists, speeches, important facts, or procedures through the use of one word or short phrase. Such shortcuts are common in the world of employment, too, and just as useful. TIPS and tricks Acronyms are one of the oldest tricks in the book when it […]