For the last 30 years or so, companies have been trying to find unique benefits and perks that will help them hire and retain a strong workforce. We’ve seen ping pong tables, nap rooms, on-site cafeterias, on-site daycare, concierge service, fitness centers, popcorn machines, beer - the list..
The last several weeks have been stressful for everyone, in a lot of different ways. On the one hand, we’ve been faced with illness (our own or family members), social isolation, job loss, fear of exposure, and maybe even the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19. On the other hand, business..
There’s been a lot of talk the last few years about changing up the performance review (or even getting rid of performance reviews) and moving to a completely new process. Overhauling your performance management system is a big project, involving many steps. You’ll want to get executive support,..
Your small company is growing, and so far, you’ve been able to handle everything yourself. When you have employee issues, maybe you have people you call, perhaps an outside HR consultant or an attorney. Maybe you’ve hired a couple of great managers who seem to know how to manage people well, and..
In my last couple blogs, I spoke about Coaching for Development, and Coaching for Discipline, two of the main areas where coaching is helpful. But if coaching is a new concept for you as a manager, you may be wondering how to even get started.
Sharing feedback, particularly in a discipline situation, is difficult for most managers and HR people. It’s a difficult conversation to hold, and it is also uncomfortable for the employee to hear. And while I can’t offer you a magic wand to make it easy and painless, I can share with you how..