Are Performance Reviews a Thing of the Past?

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Ah, the annual performance review….often viewed as an opportunity to go over an entire year’s work in the span of a relatively short amount of time to plan goals for the upcoming year. Do you remember everything you did over the course of twelve months? You may remember the extreme highs and lows, the projects… Read more »

Spring Cleaning in the Office

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Spring cleaning is one of those chores that generally falls into two categories: Either you look forward to it with great enthusiasm and set aside an entire weekend to get it done, or you have every intention of “finally getting all that stuff out of the basement” and make a half-hearted attempt that sort of… Read more »

Baby Boomers and Millennials in the Workplace

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One group was born during World War II, the Korean War, and the start of the Vietnam Conflict. One group was born during the infancy of MTV and the personal computer. One group came into the workforce during a time when most employees started at one job and stayed there for the majority of their… Read more »

How to Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee disengagement leads to higher turnover, less productivity, and an overall more negative workplace. On the one hand, not all workplaces can have that balance of fun and focus that a mega-company such as Google famously does. On the other hand, work doesn’t have to mean seven hours a day of drudgery. Be a role… Read more »

10 Things You Will Never Find in Today’s Workplace

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The workplace of 1990 seems worlds away compared to that of today’s; technological advances and differences in thinking have grown by leaps and bounds in the last 25 years. Some of the most vital workplace items are barely recognized by today’s standards. In the 1990’s office, you’d likely find: Typewriters or other electric word processors…. Read more »

Does Your Team Work Together Like a Well-Oiled Machine?

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The best way to get your employees to work as a team is to give them opportunities to become one, and that usually requires a little team building. Some employees may groan when they hear this term because they’ve taken part in so-called “team-building exercises” that didn’t quite work as they might have, but a… Read more »

Onboarding New Employees Successfully

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Once you’ve gone through the interviewing process and chosen your candidate for the position, you’ve got to move on to the next step: onboarding. The more carefully you cultivate this process, the more successful the candidate’s transition will be – and it goes beyond the necessary initial paperwork. Employees can do it themselves, learning as… Read more »

Strategies to Encourage Teamwork

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When you hear the word “teamwork,” what’s your reaction? Do you brighten at the thought of working with others, or do you roll your eyes? The concept of teamwork, when promoted well, can truly bring employees together and demonstrate just how much a group effort can accomplish – as opposed to forcing people to collaborate… Read more »

Lessons You Can Learn from Last Year

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As you move into 2015, it may help you to look back a bit and see what 2014 brought to your business in terms of positives and negatives. Specifically, look at old reports and statement from the previous year to evaluate where your strengths and weaknesses lie, then formulate a plan to enhance the former… Read more »

New Policies You Need for 2015

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As the new year begins, it’s important to get your team started on the right note. Creating new policies will help keep your team on track and allow team members to reach their productivity potential. Below are several policies that will help your team and company start the new year off right. Vacation Time. If… Read more »