Performance Management Tips

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A recent Willis Tower Watson (WTW) survey found that only around, “one in four North American employers (26%) reported being effective at both managing and paying for performance.” That same survey noted that companies with effective performance management strategies outperform their industry peers by 1.5x financially and 1.25x in employee productivity. Performance management investments pay […]

How to increase PTO usage in 2023

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Did PTO usage hit a healthy amount for your employees this year? If your employees underutilized their PTO in 2022, they aren’t alone. 55% of Americans don’t use up their paid time off, leaving 6.5 days of unused PTO on average. Although it feels nice to have a full staff on hand every day, it […]

How to fix a toxic workplace culture

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No one intends to create a toxic culture at their workplace, yet they bubble up everywhere. How? Generally, toxic workplace cultures emerge through a combination of unchecked bad habits, bad conditions, and a lack of strategic cultural and HR initiatives.  Ideally, your business never develops a toxic workplace, but sometimes company culture takes a backseat […]

Learning and Development: Why it’s essential

Learning and development (L&D) initiatives are among the best investments a business can make, especially in a tight talent market. Sometimes new talent is hard to find. However, the people already on your payroll can fill some skill gaps.  To maximize your workforce, add learning and development to your HR strategy. L&D initiatives equip your […]

Applying Employee Engagement Survey Results

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So you’ve conducted an employee engagement survey? You’ve gathered some excellent employee feedback, but what do you do with it? Effectively applying employee engagement survey results shows your staff that their voices and time matter.  Employee engagement surveys, also called eNPS surveys, provide HR professionals with powerful information. When conducted anonymously, you can expect thoughtful […]

Why Performance Improvement Plans Don’t Work!

Don’t squander your employees’ trust! Performance Improvement Plans don’t work!! There I said it. In this blog I’m going to explain to you exactly why, in all the years of my experience in HR and management, I’ve seen Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) have exactly the opposite effect of the one intended.  But first… Welcome back […]