Managers! Time to Ditch Performance Reviews?

In the past few years, performance reviews have come under considerable criticism. Innovative managers think it is time to ditch annual, structured performance reviews. To a growing number of managers, one-sided, employer-administered performance reviews are little more than a “dog and pony show.” It creates negative performance, a roadblock to significant business communication and isContinue reading “Managers! Time to Ditch Performance Reviews?”

Human Resources: Is Hiring the Solution? 4 Questions to Ask

What procedures do you, or your human resources department, perform before posting a job opening? Do you even have a strategy? There are a few questions you should ask before you decide to hire a new employee. One way to solve an employer’s problem in the workplace is to automatically hire new people. There areContinue reading “Human Resources: Is Hiring the Solution? 4 Questions to Ask”

ZOMBIES! The True Cost of a Bad Hire

Forty-one percent of companies estimate that a bad hire cost them more than $25,000. One in four say it cost them over $50,000… And these estimates are conservative. Frightening, right? Calculating employee turnover costs is always tricky. For those brave enough to try, simply add: Cost of time spent writing/posting jobs descriptions, reviewing resumes & interviewing candidates Cost of timeContinue reading “ZOMBIES! The True Cost of a Bad Hire”

Culture Starts with Onboarding

Think back to your first day on a new job. Remember the feelings of enthusiasm and anticipation? Starting a new job is always an exhilarating experience; it is often the time when energy, excitement and expectations are at their peak. Those crucial first days are also an excellent time to give the new employee theContinue reading “Culture Starts with Onboarding”

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