Two women building a relationship
Building Relationships in the Workplace: How to Balance Being Professional and Being Human

Every HR leader needs to be an inclusive, caring, and supportive manager while also being professional.  Key Points: HR is too often viewed as the “police” of an organization; a function built for the sole purpose of hiring and firing. To combat turnover and disengagement, HR leaders must connect with employees in a way that…
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Empowering Employees Through Performance Reviews

Employees are the key to a company’s success and it’s HR’s job to empower them.  Key Points: Businesses often struggle to attract, engage, and retain employees. Most employees feel that their organization’s performance review process is ineffective.  Performance reviews are an opportunity to engage, inspire, and empower employees – but only if they’re done well. …
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The Danger Lurking Inside Your Inbox
Fraud Alert: The Danger Lurking Inside Your Inbox

By: Mike Maggs, President Think that email from your boss actually came from your boss? You might be wrong. These days, most of us are so buried in emails that it has become socially acceptable to ignore them—at least for a little while. Still, most people stand at attention when they get an email from…
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Do Happy Employees Really Make Better Employees?

Do you know what makes your employees tick? Their motivation? Their biggest frustration? …
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Two women talking about performance
Six Weekly Performance Questions to Ask in One-on-Ones

Previously,  I wrote about weekly performance questions to ask your teams. This week we cover weekly performance questions for one-on-one meetings. What Are Good Weekly Performance Questions? Every time I ask my kids how school was, the answer is the same, “fine.” So it goes with employees. If you’re trying to get candor from people in…
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