June 15, 2021
how to drive a happy workforce
Performance Management 04 June 2020
What Drives Happy Workers?
Jessica Thiefels
Studies have proven time and time again that happy workers are productive workers. Which is why you want more happy employees in your office. The trick is figuring out how to make your workers happy—
training and development, employee training, succession planning
Training and Development 27 May 2020
Training and Development Will Equal Success For Your Company
Hannah Son
Finding great talent is hard, but what’s even more challenging is keeping the talent you have engaged so they will stay. Unless you continually reinvest in developing your employees with successful training, they may leave and you will find yourself back at square one trying to procure more talent. And although training may sound expensive and time-consuming, turnover can be devastating
Performance Management 26 May 2020
Organizational Development: The Heartbeat of the Organization
Dillon Chen
Organization development (OD) is the study of successful organizational change and performance. During human relations studies in the 1930’s, psychologists found that organizational structures and processes influence worker behavior and motivation.
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Training and Development 25 May 2020
5 Quick Steps on Writing a Killer Employee Development Plan
Charles Ebert
In all employee development circles, it’s often said that the manager who develops employees is better off than the one who’s simply managing the employees. The simple reason for this assertion is that the former is helping the employees improve whereas the latter is simply overseeing the completion of tasks. This fact is closely tied to all employee development plans.
employee development
Training and Development 21 May 2020
Employee Development Plans
Isabella A
If employees see that career goals are attainable and are provided a vision on how to attain them, they will be more incentivized to stay in the company to pursue those goals.
Training and Development 14 May 2020
Working After COVID-19: What to Expect
Ankita Poddar
The internet is overflowing with predictions on what life and work will look after the pandemic. There is no doubt that some things will change, yet history has shown us time and again that we are extremely inaccurate when it comes to predicting the future. Will we eventually default to our old ways or learn from everything we experienced?
Performance Management 12 May 2020
Organizational Development: Improving Based On Feedback
James Riddle
More often than not, you can’t do organizational development based only on the company’s performance. When you focus on the statistics, you can fail to see what’s causing the output to fail from within. Having a strong connection to your employees and receiving feedback from them is one of the key steps towards building a stronger company. Here’s how you can do it in an optimal way.
Training and Development 11 May 2020
Creating Effective Employee Development Plans
Hannah Son
New plans, products, technology and strategies are constantly appearing. If your employees are not being trained on these, you are putting your organization at risk. This is where a good employee training and development plan will help your organization grow and facilitate greater employee engagement.
Performance Management 10 May 2020
How to Implement Organizational Development
Britta Howlett
Organizational development (OD) deals with improving efficiency and productivity in the workplace. An effective organizational development helps you to solve problems within your company and help analyze ways to find more efficient ways of doing things.
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Training and Development 06 May 2020
How Employee Development Plans fit into your Business
Dillon Chen
You worked so hard to find and recruit the perfect candidate for your company. Now that you have them, what’s next? Do you just set them to work and then hope they’ll come in every day ready to give it their all?
Succession Planning 27 April 2020
5 Hacks to Increase Employee Retention
Crystal Huang
The bulk of most business’ overhead costs are usually labor-related. We found that if an employee did not work out or could not be promoted to an open promotion, the company would have to dive back into hiring. Therefore, everything job-related be it a promotion, taking on more responsibility, transfers, retention was really a hiring problem.
Setting Clear Expectations for Employees
Training and Development 22 April 2020
Setting Clear Expectations for Employees
Dillon Chen
Everybody knows the importance of communication. Whether it be with family, friends, coworkers or customers, proper communication is what helps us understand and connect with others. Clear expectations lead to seamless communication and will help overcome barriers if problems and challenges arise.
Training and Development 13 April 2020
Simple Ways to Build Trust with Your Employees
Dillon Chen
Trust is an important part of any relationship. Increased trust has been shown to increase engagement with employees and improving their quality of work.
Performance Management 13 April 2020
How to get Employees Aligned with the Company Vision
Hannah Son
Every company needs to have a vision. As a leader, it is your job to create this vision and make it known. Without a vision, your company is like someone swimming circles in the ocean and bound to sink eventually.
Performance Management 10 April 2020
15 Team Building Tips for Leaders that Actually Work
Chris Richardson
If you could identify one thing that made a leader great, what would it be? The team that stands behind them. Hiring the right people and motivating them to give their best when they work together is one of the most important aspects of leadership. Modern leadership is characterized by an important feature: remote workers. Teamwork is still essential. However, it’s not easy to bring everyone into a team vibe.
generations, millennials, job seekers, recruiting,
Company Culture 09 April 2020
How Multiple Generations can Work Together in Harmony
Gisel Malek
Gen X, Gen Y, and now iGen will all be working together. With such differences in personality, life experiences and expectations, can they work together in harmony?
Training and Development 08 April 2020
7 Tips on How to Build Effective Teams
Brandon Stanley
One of the greatest responsibilities of a leader is to push the team towards better performance. The relationships within the team are essential in that aspect. An effective team will definitely outperform a disconnected collective, where people work individually. The process of team building is nothing abstract. It demands a great deal of effort on the part of the leader.
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Performance Management 01 April 2020
How to Improve Team Collaboration: Five Steps for Managers
Joan Elmore
I love the thought of everyone pitching in together to reach a common goal. I get starry-eyed thinking about the unity, the support, and the strengthening friendships. I imagine the smiles, the camaraderie, the shared ideas and the high-fives at the end of it all. But sometimes reality can differ a little, so today let’s make sure that when your team is working together it’s a smooth, effective, and enjoyable process. Let’s talk about teamwork, and how you can help everyone to collaborate efficiently.
Company Culture 31 March 2020
How to Communicate Effectively with Your Team
Rachel Summers
As a manager, you're needed to keep your team on task and able to work to deadlines. A huge part of this is communicating well with them. Improving communication in the workplace can bring many benefits to your organization such as increased productivity and loyalty.
Succession Planning 25 March 2020
How to Develop a Succession Plan
Hannah Son
At its heart, succession planning is an important way to identify employees who have the current skills--or the potential to develop skills--that can help them move up in an organization, or on to other positions. Advantages of succession planning
Succession Planning 23 March 2020
Getting Leaders on Board in Succession Planning
Britta Howlett
Leadership is needed in any work environment but there tends to be a lack of it. A strong succession planning process should focus on developing candidates with adaptable and leadership skills who are ready to lead when called upon. But, why is there a lack of motivation to lead successors? How are we supposed to our leaders on board?
Succession Planning 21 March 2020
Keep the Team: 7 Ways to Decrease Employee Turnover
Emily Banks
A high employee turnover rate is more than just frustrating and time-consuming—it can be downright detrimental to business. Employers need to be aware of the dollar cost of turnover which, according to a recent Forbes article, can run as much as 50-200% of the employee’s salary depending on their position.
Succession Planning 21 March 2020
How to use Succession Planning Effectively
Isabella A
A good succession plan fills vacant leadership roles with current employees through a process that identifies and develops internal candidates to fill those vacancies.
Performance Management 18 March 2020
Best Software for Remote Work
Dillon Chen
With the recent Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, many companies are looking into remote working options for their employees. This transition will be difficult for many organizations that are accustomed to working together in an office setting. With everybody being encouraged to self-quarantine and limit interaction with others, how are we supposed to get any work done that requires team effort and collaboration?
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Hiring 17 March 2020
How to Find the Best Candidates for Remote Roles
Laura Buckler
According to the Freelancing in America 2017 survey provided by Upwork, 57.3 million people in the USA are doing freelance work. The study predicts that the majority of the workforce will consist of freelancers by 2027. Currently, 47% of Millennial workers are doing freelance work.

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