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Category Archives: Employee Retention
Doing what we’re good at is good business
Strong evidence suggests engaged employees are higher performing employees, they identify with the mission and vision of the company, and understand how their role supports that mission. Gallup recently reported a strong relationship between employees utilizing their strengths and heightened … Continue reading
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As I begin this series of blog posts, I hope to bring a fresh, lighter perspective. Is it just me or has the world become oh so serious? Where’s the humor? The kindness? For those of us in the “business of people”, we’re often the most serious of … Continue reading
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3 Tips to Re-Engage Your Team
We’re over half way through the year. Do you know where are you in relation to the goals and plans discussed at the beginning of the year? It’s the perfect time to dig out those January 2012 strategic plans, company … Continue reading
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The Hidden (and very real) Costs of Employees
With the economy slowly recovering, employers are beginning to hire carefully. Perhaps in your organization, you are adding new employees. In any business, it is essential to balance expenses and investments with the value gained. Is there enough value to … Continue reading
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Time to get rid of the Annual Performance Evaluation
After over 25 years of professional Human Resources consulting with companies on performance management systems and compensation plans, I support eliminating the annual performance evaluation. They just don’t work, are disliked by most everyone involved, and even when done correctly … Continue reading
2011 Compensation Planning Tips
In the past few months and as January has arrived, employers are finalizing their compensation plans for 2011. Salary freezes are thawing, merit increase budgets are being set, as companies look ahead to economic uncertainty. What is certain is the … Continue reading
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All salary market data is not created equal
As employers begin thawing their salary freezes, there’s a tendency to simply grant across-the-board increases to everyone. Or worse, anecdotal information or “free” salary market data are used to adjust pay rates. Beware! Recently, various compensation trend reports indicate 2011 … Continue reading
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Sprints and Marathons–a Business Perspective
This weekend I ran a 10K race at my best pace ever and placed 2nd in my age/gender category. Not bad for a late bloomer in this running game, having run several 10k and 1/2 marathons this past year. As … Continue reading
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