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Why Your Entire Team Should Be Involved in the Hiring Process

For many years, the human resources team and the hiring manager managed the entire process of hiring new employees. It makes sense because they have to hire, train, and monitor the productivity of the person in the new role. So, they should be the only ones to have the final say and determine who gets the position, right?

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The Employee Handbook's Impact on Culture

We tend to look at employee handbooks as a book of rules. But it doesn’t have to be all about compliance.

A handbook should be the tool that explains everything about the culture of an organization. It is part guidebook, part legacy. When an employee understands your organization's philosophy – how YOU view the “bigger picture” – you can help them better understand why you want them to adhere to the rules outlined in the handbook. When your employees understand the why’s, instead of just the how’s, they will be more likely to comply with your standards and buy-in to the culture – resulting in a better level of engagement.

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How to Encourage Job Retention With Today’s Millennial Workforce

Recent studies show that millennial workers of today are moving jobs more than ever, causing challenges for those invested in the future business planning and growth initiatives of an organization. As a business leader who’s looking to succeed and scale over the long-term, how can you ensure you are doing everything you can to keep these fast-paced employees on your payroll for more than just a couple years?

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Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead

We’ve heard it all before: “Performance Evaluations are dead.” There are a lot of valid reasons; they take too long, they don’t actually change performance, and so on. But there are a lot of organizations who are digging in their heels and sticking with it - and they're getting good results. Here’s why performance reviews are valuable: 

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How a Commitment to Lifelong Learning Impacts Performance

  • If you log onto Facebook around the country in the coming days, you’ll see picture after picture of elementary to high school students heading off for their first day of school. It’s a fun and exciting time as they prepare to embrace another year of growth and learning ahead. But as a business professional, why aren’t we encouraging ourselves and our employees to do the same? Especially since creating a culture of lifelong learning can have a measurable impact on employee retention and business growth.

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Leadership in a VUCA World

“If we want things to stay as they are, everything will have to change.”

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