Employee Self-Assessment Examples and Questions
Feb 18, 2021
Having employees fill out self-assessments periodically—whether it’s once a year or every six months—helps them develop and grow in their role. In fact, there’s a great quote by the American philosopher John Dewey: “We do not learn from experience....
Employee Training, Coaching, & Mentoring: What’s the Difference?
Feb 10, 2021
As a manager, you’ve probably been involved with one or more of the following: coaching, training and mentoring. And while all three can play a crucial role in employee development, each has a different focus, strategy and outcome. Here's a look at...
Coaching Employees? How to Avoid the 7 Major Pitfalls
Feb 08, 2021
Coaching employees is like driving a stick shift: It's fun if you know what you're doing, but a disaster if you don't. Or if you don't know what you don't know. And while stick shifts have thankfully disappeared along with disco, employee coaching...
5 Ways To Drive Professional Growth At Your Company
Feb 05, 2021
As a manager, you may not be able to influence your employees' personal lives, but there are several ways you can drive your team's professional growth. Here are five employee development ideas to help your employees grow and thrive in their role....
Employee Orientation vs. Employee Onboarding: Is There A Difference?
Feb 03, 2021
Employee orientation, employee onboarding – you’ve heard both terms thrown around in the corporate world. And while many people use the two terms interchangeably, the truth is, employee orientation and employee onboarding are two very different...
Hiring New Employees: A How-To Guide for Small-Business Owners
Feb 01, 2021
Hiring new employees when you're a small-business owner feels personal. Your business is your "baby," and you're not about to entrust it to just anyone. Spoiler alert: Nor should you. Yet even as you stay selective, it pays to put your own best...
Generation Z In The Workplace: A Guide for Managers
Jan 29, 2021
You have probably known for years that younger generations want to make an impact at work. They want to work at a company with a strong purpose—to be a part of something greater than themselves. These same desires hold true for Generation Z, the...
50 Employee Engagement Questions: Are Your Employees Engaged?
Jan 27, 2021
It's no secret that disengaged employees are costing you money. But did you know that disengagement costs U.S. businesses between $450 and $550 billion annually, and 64% of employees are either not engaged or actively disengaged?
Employee Engagement: The Bad News-Good News No One Tells You
Jan 25, 2021
Every employer rightly wants employee engagement—but you don't get there with games, gimmicks, or by chanting slogans (even if teamwork does make the dream work). Employee engagement cannot be reduced to a catchphrase, relegated to a department, or...