October 25th, 2017
The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers
According to Gallup’s “The State of the American Manager” report, just 30 percent of employees and 35 percent of managers are engaged at work.
Managers, Gallup finds, account for at least 70 percent of the variance in...
September 27th, 2017
4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance
Effective leaders are proactive instead of reactive. Rather than reacting to problems, they proactively promote employee performance and enable their teams to thrive.
As a leader, four critical tools enable you to proactively manage your team’s performance:
August 25th, 2017
How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders
While organizations should give all new employees early feedback about their behaviors and how they’re perceived, it’s IMPERATIVE to do so for new leaders.
Effective onboarding feedback empowers new leaders at your organization to align more quickly around the organization’s culture and expectations .Failing to...
July 23rd, 2017
A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On
As a leader, you’re going to run into employee performance problems. They’re inevitable and unavoidable. But they are addressable and often solvable. It’s important to address them quickly and effectively, so that the consequences of the performance problems are minimized for employees, your team, your department, and/or your...
June 22nd, 2017
5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program
Surveys show that 70-75 percent of Fortune 500 companies have dedicated mentoring programs. It’s easy to see why so many do. Successful mentoring programs have many powerful benefits for employers, including:
- Reduced turnover and recruiting costs. Both mentees and mentors are about 20...
May 31st, 2017
10 Questions You Should Ask New Employees
Are you taking advantage of the highly valuable intelligence that new employees can give you about the candidate and onboarding experiences you’re providing?
You should be. Their insights enable you to improve candidate and onboarding experiences, helping:
- Reduce time to hire
- Reduce cost per hire
April 14th, 2017
How to Customize Onboarding for Promoted Employees and Rising Stars
The best onboarding programs combine general best practices with practices that are customized for the individual needs of the particular...
March 28th, 2017
Answering 6 of the Most Critical Questions About Employee Onboarding
Onboarding should be a rather easy process. Unfortunately, shocking numbers of organizations foul it up. The result: employee performance problems. According to 2016 Brandon Hall Group research, 72% of organizations are either only somewhat or not at all satisfied...
February 23rd, 2017
The Manager’s 3-Part Guide to Building a Performance-Based Team
Whether you’re a new manager, a manager new to your organization, or a manager trying to get better employee performance results, building a performance-based team should be among your top priorities.
A performance-based team not only gets things done, but it also has objectives that are consistent with...
February 2nd, 2017
Quiz: Are You an HR Business Partner?
A longstanding complaint of HR managers is that senior leaders view them as transactional administrators, not key business partners.
Sometimes, however, it can be hard to tell where you stand. Fortunately, we have this simple, five-question quiz that will help clear it up for you.