The holiday season offers the perfect opportunity for bosses to share thoughts on the company’s successes and direction, writes Linda Beheler. Such communications should thank employees and tell them to have a good end-of-year break. “Some employees feel they need permission to enjoy a holiday or even take time off. Others see it as proof […]
Improving a pay-for-performance strategy can reduce the number of difficult compensation decisions, Tess Taylor writes. Her advice includes compiling information on existing-employee salaries, surveying employees about salary needs and setting goals that can be measured and evaluated.
Whether for the holidays or the summer, we often need to hire extra help. Here’s how to get the most out of the seasonal workers.
To influence others effectively, you need to remember that you’re always being watched, writes Douglas Conant, chairman of Avon Products. People constantly monitor and judge your actions, so if you behave with honor and respect in your dealings with others, you’re more likely to win influence over those around you. “Honor others with your attention […]
One reason why so few women and minorities reach senior jobs is a lack of financial incentives for their bosses, a new study suggests.
Performance reviews dont work. They are disliked by managers and employees alike. They are usually poorly written and disappear as soon as they are completed. Everyone knows this but most are not going to admit it. So why do organizations still use them?
Don’t exclude job candidates from other industries, as they can be talented workers who have a great work ethic and who are savvy networkers, writes Matt Tovrog of Bell Oaks Executive Search. “Hear them out; you might be surprised at how they can take their previous or current job and use it as a springboard […]
Not sure how you’ll ever get everything done? Use these tips to streamline your life and open up more time for other things.
During Tomasz Tunguz’s time at Google, his team held weekly meetings at which employees traded stories about their mistakes and followed up with stories about colleagues’ successes. The biggest goof won its perpetrator temporary custody of a stuffed monkey named Whoops, while the biggest success story won a stuffed dog named Duke. “To the individual, […]
If there is one thing I have generally never been a fan of Employee Service Awards. For far too many organizations the extent of their employee recognition is the Annual Service Awards.
Employers should regularly survey workers to ask them whether they know what’s expected of them, whether they have the tools they need and whether they feel they’re receiving proper recognition, Jessica Miller-Merrell writes. Also, employers should ask workers whether they have a mentor at work and whether they feel their mission is important.
Employer efforts to improve referral programs should consider giving more attention to candidates.
If two workers simply cannot work together, you may need to fire one of them, Lynne Curry writes. The situation can become complicated if one or both of the workers claim to have been subject to a “hostile environment,” and in those situations you should push the worker to substantiate his or her claim. “You […]
Not only is Amazon’s promotion process subjective, emotional, and political, a key rung on its corporate ladder is missing.