Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Good Boss?

Organizations take their best engineers, best accountants, best sales people, best nurses and promote them to management with little to no training or support. Within a year, these best supervisors/managers may quit because they fail at leading people. And many of their employees become disengaged or leave too - because of their untrained bosses. Before you accept a promotion into a leadership position, consider the responsibilities. Ask for training and development before and along the way. Here are some things to think about as you step into your new role: Understand each of your team members' strengths and weaknesses, their work styles, what drives them and how they think. Provide honest,

What To Do When an Employee Chooses Her Social Life Over a Big Work Event

What do you do when an employee puts her social life before work? It is hard to make an employee do something outside of normal hours, but when it comes to big events, you should expect your employees to pull their weight. When they don't, the problem isn't about the night they don't show up, it is about the connection they feel with the company. The employee should want to be there to support her team and the company, but should also know ahead of time what exactly is expected of her. Here are some tips when having this discussion with an employee: Set clear expectations on what is expected of the employee for each event and project. Make it her decision, but remind her why she would be an

Have That Difficult Conversation Vs. Being a Dump Truck

Have you ever piled up so many issues about one employee that you end up dumping on them in one conversation? “You did this back in January, then this in the last week of February, then this the first week of March…then last week....” have so many things piled up that you choose to ignore the issues and the employee and hope they’ll quit. We hear this from all of our clients, so you're not alone. Here are some practical tips that can help you right away. Please share with others inside and outside your organization: Change your mindset from a Difficult Conversation to a Redirecting Conversation. Provide specific feedback about their behavior as a form of redirection vs. criticism.

A Manager’s Role in Every Stage of the Employee Experience

The moment a future hire learns about your company is the moment the life cycle begins. All of their interactions with an employer from recruitment to after they leave, add up to the employee experience. They play a part in how each person feels about the company and in employee retention, engagement and performance. A manager’s role is the most important relationship at every stage in the employee life cycle. Here are some tips on how to make sure you are positively affecting your employees in every stage. Recruiting Top Talent: In today’s world, companies are extremely transparent. It is easy for employees to share their experiences on sites such as Glassdoor in order to shape perceptions.

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