Many companies provide awards to employees throughout the year as a way to express gratitude for hard work and important contributions as well as to publicly acknowledge the success of teams and individual staff members.
As we enter 2020, millions of Americans and people around the globe will be looking back at what they accomplished or failed to accomplish in 2019 and looking ahead to the year to come.
Leading a team is about not only driving success and achieving goals but also fostering trust among employees. Trust in a leader leads to success for many reasons, one being that those who trust a team leader are 12 times more engaged than those who don’t, according to a recent global engagement survey.
Does your organization have a formal employee recognition program? Do you also utilize peer-to-peer recognition? If not, are you considering doing so in the future?
Training programs can fall victim to the same trap as many other company initiatives: Someone identifies a gap or a need; an initiative is put into place to address that shortcoming; and, without anyone taking ownership of that initiative, it slowly loses momentum and becomes another obligatory exercise the organization goes through out of habit.
Given the competitive and intense environment of attracting and retaining, the onus is on us as leaders to challenge how we can improve from here.
Rapid growth is a challenge many successful companies face, including Advance Financial. In 4 years, we went from 300 employees to over 1,200 and increased our total revenue by more than 220%. Though this kind of success is certainly a “good” problem, growing pains were inevitable.
Setting workers up for success should be at the forefront of every leader’s mind, but many workers feel their company doesn’t know what they want or need in order to succeed—and we’re not talking about success on the job (more on that later). As the hiring of hourly workers increases for the holidays, let’s take […]
Initiating a big new project can be exciting for the person or team running the show. But it can also be a daunting task, and too often, projects with a lot of potential get derailed and are set up for failure from the very beginning.
“Open source” platforms and ideas have been common in the software development industry for years. It involves developers sharing and accessing “open source” code free of charge with the intention of collaborating and innovating new programs and technology with each other’s knowledge and efforts.