Employee performance reviews are essential for both manager and employee. They give the manager a look into the employee’s improvements and detriments while simultaneously giving the employee an idea of how they are perceived by the workers and managers around them. The importance of employee performance reviews is unwavering; however, the methods vary from organization to organization. Luckily, there are some core principles that can apply to any employee performance review process. Remember, performance reviews are a time to discuss and work on positive or negative performance. Introducing a performance critique for the first time in one of these meetings
Every year, 10 to 15 percent of organizations have to go through the process of obtaining and training a new CEO, due to retirement, dismissal, illness, or any other unexpected reason. Despite the number of companies going through this process each year, only 54 percent of companies surveyed are actually grooming a possible successor, and 39 percent of organizations have no viable candidates readily available. When it comes to inside vs. outside hires, 20 to 30 percent of organizations surveyed choose an outside hire over someone inside the company. Whether inside promotion or outside hire, the desirable traits in a
The process of training employees can be tedious and demotivating. However, it absolutely needs to be done. Although the positives vastly outweigh the negatives, it may still take some encouragement to get the ball rolling. Here are several inspirational quotes from business professionals that will encourage the training process. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” –Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO “It is play that makes people unafraid to fail and confident to try new things. It is play that helps us do serious things better because we enjoy
Your employees may be trained to see to customers and clients, but is your organization prepared to do the same for those employees? Many organizations focus so heavily on customer relations that they forget about employee relations. It is the responsibility of the employee relations manager to look out for the employees’ best interests and assist them with departmental processes that accompany their positions. Here are some other main purposes of employee relations managers to be aware of, as well as tips for effective employee relations management. Some important roles of employee relations managers include: Consulting on new and existing
Have you ever heard the phrase, “people leave managers, not companies”? That’s usually the situation more often than you would think. This is a quick answer to the question, “why is training management necessary”? This question can be answered in much more depth than the simple quote above. In fact, there are numerous reasons why training your managers is definitely something
Leadership training and leadership development are both essential to the growth and success of leadership. However, oftentimes the processes get mixed up, and this confusion leads to ineffective results. It is important to distinguish between the two processes in order to fulfill each one as successfully as possible. Here are some differences between the two, including aspects of each to pay attention to. Leadership training focuses more on the technique and curriculum; leadership development focuses on people. Training focuses on the present; development focuses on the future. Training adheres to standards; development tries to maximize potential. Training’s purpose is maintenance;
Team engagement is just as important as individual engagement. A majority of individual engagement techniques can translate effectively to team engagement, but there are some methods that are tailored specifically for teams that can’t be ignored. Making the extra effort is worth it, because an engaged team is an effective team.
The strength of your team directly correlates to their success in achieving goals efficiently. Of course, working on a project together may improve team building, but there are other measures you can take that may be better. In this setting, your employees can focus solely on team building, rather than having to focus on a project that hopefully induces some team building. Here are some beneficial team building activities that your team can try in the workplace.
Although generation z is fast approaching, it is important to still be aware of millennials. They still dominate a significant amount of the workforce, and should, therefore, dominate a significant amount of employers’ attention. Rather than letting them fall by the wayside, let’s brush up on our gen y statistics so we can stay up to date with one of the largest pieces of our workforce. Millennials may not have been born into technology, but they adapted to it pretty quickly. Because of this, 57 percent of millennials are quick to run online price comparisons of products, making them more
Just a few short years ago, everyone was searching for advice on how to attract millennials, fresh out of college. Now it’s a new generation’s turn. Generation Z is up and coming, with more diversity and enthusiasm than ever.