Your Onboarding Checklist

By on April 4, 2019

Onboarding is one of those topics that seems to go through waves in popularity in the HR community, and right now I think we’re riding a crest. This makes a lot of sense to me, as you don’t have to go very far to find some impressive statistics on the importance of a solid onboarding program. Most of the studies I’ve seen have centered around three key benefits: Effective onboarding increases...

Are Employees Bored or Distracted?

By on February 21, 2019

Are your employees distracted or bored? Both lead to underperformance and hurt your bottom line, but it is important to understand the difference so you know how to address each issue. In this two-part blog series, we will show you how to combat these issues. First, we are going to talk about distracted workers. Between office noise and smartphones, keeping today’s employees focused on their...

Keep Your Top Performers With These Five Tips

By on September 20, 2018

Top performers have options in this job market and while compensation plays a factor in keeping your top performers, it is not the only thing you could or should be doing. In fact, the lack of career advancement and professional opportunities is the primary reason employees give for leaving a company. Keep Your Superstars Engaged and Retained Give them responsibility: High performers will...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

Don’t Lose Your New Hire Before They Start

By on July 16, 2018

The top choice to fill your vacant marketing director position just accepted your job offer. You can finally relax and take a breath because your job is done. Or is it? An often overlooked step in onboarding is the critical time frame from the moment someone accepts the position to their first day. Sometimes called preboarding, this is a crucial aspect to make sure that your new hire actually...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

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