The end of the year is a busy time for most organizations. The end of the calendar year is also often the end of the budget year, the fiscal year (or at least a fiscal quarter) and the end of employee performance periods. Just as yearend can be an ideal time to take a step […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nadia was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, listen to that here. Simply identifying your organization’s values does not make them real. It’s easy to bandy about words like “trust” and “innovation” or “motivation.” But if they are not grounded in real actions and supported by congruent behaviors, such values can fall remarkably short. […]
When children proudly show a drawing to their parents, the universal reaction is one of praise and adoration. Parents don’t typically provide critical feedback like “That doesn’t look like me” or “Trees are supposed to be green.” The primary goal is to show love and encouragement and avoid hurt feelings, rather than develop a world-class […]
Gaylyn was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, listen to that here. My personal opinion, for whatever that’s worth, is that performance reviews do more harm than good. Most people have different feedback needs, and memorializing their flaws in documentation can make otherwise excellent employees head for the door. I am not alone in […]
With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.
No project works out exactly as planned. There are generally plenty of examples of things that could have gone better. On the positive side, there are also often examples of things that went better than expected.
How critical is employee engagement? About 71% of executives understand the role it plays in the success of their companies, which is why Deloitte estimates that organizations pour $720 million annually into measuring engagement.
Does your organization regularly conduct employee surveys? Why or why not?