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 an
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 expect
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....” Or...you 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 shar
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 affectin