Studies show that 79% of Millennials prefer a coach or mentor to a traditional boss and they are becoming the organizational leaders. Along with annual and quarterly reviews in a comprehensive performance management process, coaching contributes to an increase in employees’ sense of participating in a larger team effort. Read about why coaching is an important function of managers and how managers can become better at it.
Feedback and employee recognition can be accomplished in many ways including "homegrown" programs as well as full-blown rewards programs. No matter how you deliver it, employee recognition has broad effects not only for the individual employee, but also for the organization. Read about positive feedback and why it affects your bottom line.
According to an American Psychological Association survey, 61% of Americans report work as a major source of stress. There are lots of reasons: salaries, lack of opportunity, workload, long hours, job expectations. Read and follow links to learn more about causes of stress and what individuals and employers can do to reduce the problem.
Mistakes are often seen as failures rather than opportunities. This is as true in businesses and organizations as anywhere else. We'd often rather ignore them. But that comes with a cost. Opportunities for growth are lost. Not all organizations are adverse to embracing mistakes. They recognize them as possible sources of innovation and success. What makes the difference? Here are some insights into what makes a workplace more pleasant and more successful.
Underutilizing your employees' hidden skills could result in lost productivity as well as contribute to a less engaged workforce. How can an employer tap into that potential? That's worth reading about! Then follow links to additional articles on utilizing your employees' hidden talents.
Having difficulty collecting the information you need for an employee evaluation? Multi-rater Feedback for Sage HRMS HR Actions provides an efficient way to obtain feedback about an employee from people outside the usual appraisal chain. While you know your employees, others can offer insights and observations from different perspectives.
Being able to write and present a business case helps move your HR department form simply “setting” the corporate table to sitting there, contributing to strategic conversations. Learn when and how to write a persuasive case for ideas that matter.
Performance reviews can make or break an employee's relationship with their manager and have an impact on retention and productivity. Here are some considerations for ensuring performance reviews are productive experiences for all involved.