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Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Talks Opening Employee Dialogue for Business Success
Communication is not an option. The only true choice is whether to actively participate in it, because a lack of dialogue speaks volumes about a company’s leadership and directly impacts its ability to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. According to The Holmes Report, the total estimated cost of lost productivity from communication barriers is $37 billion, […]
3 Tips for Managing Up: How to Communicate With Your Boss … Like a Boss
The term “managing up” sometimes gets a bad rap. It might sound like flattery or manipulation … or like you’re doing your supervisor’s job. After all, isn’t your boss supposed to be managing you? If you’re new to a job, a team or the workforce, managing up might be an uncomfortable concept for a lot […]
Top 5 Employee Engagement Blog Posts of 2018
As any HR professional can attest, employee engagement is something all businesses strive to achieve. Because when employees are engaged, their passions align with the company mission, which leads to a positive attitude, high performance and mutual success. But engagement isn’t just a switch you flip on. It’s a delicate balance. Lucky for you, the […]
Survey Says: What Your Employees Really Think About Your Culture
Let’s suppose one of your employees appeared on the game show Family Feud. Host Steve Harvey prompts one of your people with this: “Name something your employer does to make you feel valued, other than a paycheck.” What would he or she say? How do you know? Are you sure? Culture counts First things first: […]
3 Tips for Talking Politics in the Workplace
With midterms right around the corner, and an especially divisive presidential election barely in the rearview mirror, understanding the implications of and tactics for discussing politics at work is vital. For some employees, avoiding political discussions is near impossible, and even the mention of a hot-button issue can send others running for the break room […]
Difficult Conversations: 2 Things That Must Accompany Feedback to Your Employees
When cravings hit, they’re tough to resist. The workplace is not immune (and we’re not talking about the contents of the vending machine). According to Officevibe, 82% of employees crave feedback — regardless of whether it’s positive or negative. Feedback creates a constant flow of communication between leadership and your employees — something any employee […]
How a Happy Work Anniversary Affects a Business’ Bottom Line
Anniversaries are important. They’re reminders of past successes and make space for future commitments. While marriage anniversaries are significant and regularly celebrated – preferably with nice dinners and gifts – work anniversaries should not go unnoticed, especially in today’s competitive business climate. Not only are they momentous for the employee, but a crucial way for […]
To Spark Real Employee Engagement, Choose Your HR Tech Wisely
On June 28, Paycom and I are collaborating on a webinar about engagement that everyone needs to attend. Why? Because we’re at a standstill in terms of employee engagement, and we’re going to be looking at the most effective ways to break out of it. We’re going past the concept of employee experience to exactly […]
Transform Company Leaders Into Engagement Ambassadors
High employee engagement is linked to higher profits, greater productivity, lower turnover rates and a slew of other positive business outcomes. For years, HR leaders have worked to establish positive protocols and cultivate constructive environments to meet the shifting needs of a changing workforce. However, new research suggests engagement responsibilities should expand from the HR […]
Why Your Business Needs a Mentorship Program
It’s no secret that great leaders consistently place a high value on mentoring others. Mentors help budding leaders gain important insights, give them much-needed honest feedback and serve as a blueprint for success to their mentees. Sometimes these mutually beneficial relationships between more experienced, upper-management individuals and younger employees happen organically; other times, they may […]
Swish! 5 Talent Lessons I’ve Already Learned From the NCAA Tournament This March
If you’re like me, you’re involved in the NCAA Tournament in some form or fashion. If you’re not actively watching the games, you are connected to the spectacle in one of two ways: You filled out a bracket. It’s team-building 101 in many organizations and goes something like this: You complete your bracket. It gets busted […]
5 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate at Work … and Boost Employee Engagement
Halloween, Thanksgiving and the “holiday season” all fall in the fourth quarter, meaning the last three months of the year are jam-packed with celebrations and events, not only in your employees’ personal lives, but likely in your workplace as well. But that festive atmosphere doesn’t have to fall only when the leaves do. Thanks to […]