Hold on a minute! What is up with this Harvard Business Review blog post? It cites new research that suggests that sometimes the most engaged employees in your organization are your worst performers. And some of the least engaged are your highest performers. That flies in the face of other studies out there that say the complete opposite, including this recent one by Gallup.
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It was official: Susan hated conducting interviews. It wasn’t like she’d admit that to her boss or anything, but if she was really being honest with herself, she just couldn’t seem to get excited about interviewing and screening candidates for hire. Susan considered herself a pretty likable person, and she got along great with her [...]
A new post called “Memo From Mad Men’s Human Resources Department” by the New York Observer, had us in stitches. It’s a very tongue-in-cheek piece that examines how everyday office life on the TV drama “Mad Men” set in the 1960s would be viewed if it were happening in the business world today.
Don’t copy these horrible firing tactics! As difficult as involuntary termination conversations are, you can still preserve dignity (yours and theirs). Following HR best practices can help with that, and keep you compliant with government regulations and laws.
“Hey, Andy. Can we have an on-site happy hour with our employees?” “Can we bring our dogs to the office, Andy?” “Andy, can we have a group yoga session in the conference room over lunch? Please?” Andy’s eyes grew wider with every question. On the one hand, he was thrilled that his managers were such [...]
“DOL, EEOC, ADA, FMLA, FLSA…All these HR acronyms make me want to send out an S.O.S. signal!” Jennifer blinked and shook her head. How was she supposed to keep all of the HR laws and regulatory changes straight? All those letters looked like the alphabet soup her kids loved for lunch—whatever combination her 3-year-old daughter [...]
“General Manager,” his gleaming new nameplate read as it sat on his desk. He stared at it for a few moments, wondering what had happened, and how it had gotten so problematic so fast. This was a great promotion and well earned, too. So why did he feel more frustration than satisfaction? When Doug agreed [...]
Mary and Joe were arguing…AGAIN? Annie couldn’t believe it. Was the smell of Mary’s perfumed lotion really worth fighting over?! Last week the battle topic was the tone of Joe’s voice when he talked to Mary in a staff meeting! Sometimes Annie felt like a referee more than a supervisor. Last time she checked, they were in a professional work environment, not a high school classroom!
Just like Sarah, your team-building story can have a happy ending too! Come to hireVision’s April 4th, 2013, “Building Your Best Team Ever…With Your Own Cast of Characters!” Training Session.