Do You Rate Employees Higher Who Advocate for Your Team?

When completing performance reviews, psychologists and researchers alike agree that managers naturally exhibit bias in the ratings. To be fair and objective, a performance evaluation must be based on the employee’s job-related behavior, not on the employee’s personal traits, work situation or other factors unrelated to employee performance. While subjectivity and partiality will never

Do You Rate Employees Higher Who Advocate for Your Team?2019-09-24T12:48:05-07:00

Four Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to a lot of organizations—all public employers and any private employer with 15 or more employees. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of confusion about what the law requires and what its terms entail. A big reason for this confusion is the language of the law itself; the ADA

Four Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act2019-09-24T12:55:33-07:00

Three Ways to Bring Your Values Into Your Day-to-Day Operations

Coming up with your company values may have taken several hours of thought, reflection, and discussion. This effort will have been wasted, though, if you stop there and fail to institute these values. So, how do bring your values into the day-to-day operations of your organization? How do you embody them and not just

Three Ways to Bring Your Values Into Your Day-to-Day Operations2018-09-05T20:41:50-07:00

Terminating a Well-Liked Employee

Eight years ago you hired an extremely talented, energetic individual who quickly became a source of enthusiasm and expertise in your workplace. A friend to everyone, this star employee excelled in their work, acing every performance review. Until recently. About six months ago, this individual developed a snooty attitude with management. Regular absences and

Terminating a Well-Liked Employee2017-10-30T12:07:23-07:00

Stay Interviews

Last month, we discussed the reasons for conducting exit interviews. When employees leave, the exit interview can help you understand why. You may not be able to convince the departing employee to stay, but you may be able to make improvements that help you retain others. In this article, we’re going to focus on

Stay Interviews2018-01-16T18:29:59-08:00

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention

The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but some employers conduct them to learn about workplace issues they may want to address. Exit interviews can shine a light on toxic management practices, hostile work environments, departmental

How Conducting Exit Interviews Can Help You Increase Retention2017-09-22T12:47:28-07:00

How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities

At some point in your career, you’ve probably participated in team-building exercises that made you wonder, “What’s the point?” Maybe they were useless group activities that everyone mocked under their breath. Or maybe they were inconsequential events with colleagues that, while fun, didn’t change the way anyone interacted in the workplace. Team-building activities don’t

How to Get Results From Your Team Building Activities2017-09-15T12:25:53-07:00

Want Your Organization to Stand Above the Crowd? Create an Engaging Workplace!

Most employees are not engaged at work—70% according to Gallup. This is no new trend. The combined number of unengaged and actively disengaged employees remains high from year to year. Poor engagement results in less productivity, less creativity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover. Employee engagement is basically a measure of your employees’ commitment to

Want Your Organization to Stand Above the Crowd? Create an Engaging Workplace!2017-09-05T12:19:28-07:00

The Real Costs of Employee Turnover—And How to Measure Them

Employee turnover is expensive—more so than you might think. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, the average cost-per-hire is $4,129. However, turnover costs can vary depending on the length of time it takes to fill the role, the importance of the position to the employer, and the employer’s

The Real Costs of Employee Turnover—And How to Measure Them2017-06-12T11:59:02-07:00

A Guide to Drug Testing and Drug-Free Workplaces in the Era of “Legal” Marijuana

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, you may be wondering what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. The answer to that question depends on several factors: the types of jobs that are done and the degree to which they’re safety-sensitive, legal requirements that may apply to

A Guide to Drug Testing and Drug-Free Workplaces in the Era of “Legal” Marijuana2017-04-05T08:42:13-07:00
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