New workers will quickly become frustrated if you burden them with all the unpleasant tasks you were looking to get off your plate before they were hired, corporate trainer Jeff Havens writes. Putting them in situations where they are likely to fail and not providing training will produce similar results, he writes.
The U.S. job market is not only slow for the unemployed, it is slow for those with jobs, resulting in workers stuck in place, federal economists said.
To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.
Almost every founder has the same mentality: talent can make or break your business. From finding the best talent to maintaining a strong culture, founders regularly wax poetic about how much they care about their people and their culture. We all know that people and culture matter. The real question is what are you doing…
Have you heard? Facebook is upgrading its Graph Search to include more segmentation. Starting today, Graph Search will include posts and status updates. Now you will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you. If you’re not already using Graph Search to source or aren’t […]
While HR tech vendors work hard to sell their [insert HR component] software, they have no idea that HR is missing an effective electronic foundation.
Forget about jobs. Jobs come from identifying good companies, products and people. She should make choices about these before examining any jobs, and she should start by going to the local library’s magazines and periodicals section. She should scan business and specialty publications to find products, services and companies that motivate her. This can take […]
Provide real-time performance feedback. Managers are required to meet with employees weekly about performance. These performance discussions review current performance, solicit improvement ideas and work with employees on areas of personal interest and growth.
Average employees — those who do their jobs but give little more — aren’t necessarily a problem, Steve Errey writes. It’s worthwhile to figure out what inspires these employees so you can try to give them projects they’re passionate about. But it’s also true an average employee might be a reliable individual who may stick […]
The importance of video and the candidate experience has grown in importance since we published our 12 Most Best and Ridiculous Recruiting Videos last year.
Companies should aim to humanize business operations by giving employees space to act like real, authentic people and to make decisions for themselves, writes Jamie Notter. How to achieve that differs for every company, but actions will always trump words. “Enron had nice statements in their lobby about things like integrity and honesty, but that […]
You need to keep your referral generation efforts front and center and build many and varied touchpoints along the customer referral journey.
Companies from Google to Bank of America are investing in ways to measure how happy their employees are–and how to make them happier. But does that…
When your company is strapped for cash, bonuses aren’t exactly an option. Instead try one of these creative ways to incentivize your employees.