4 Ways the Workforce is Changing

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The changing workplace isn’t the office of your parents anymore. Three-piece suits ever so neatly accessorized with the perfect tie and skirt suits coupled with the perfect pair of pumps aren’t staples of most work wardrobes anymore. The ideal employee isn’t a “yes man,” they are the team members that question convention and even (wisely) challenge the opinions of their supervisors. The way we think of work and the traditions that go along with it are changing with a digital separation of work and life and how employees are motivated to perform their best.

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5 Signs It’s Time To Fire Your Problem Employee

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As a manager, it’s your job to deal with tough employees. There are times you’ll have to coach staffers whose performance isn’t quite up to par , confront team members who aren’t pulling their weight, and even write up HR-backed performance improvement plans about workplace issues.

But there are also times when your efforts won’t be enough—and when the best approach isn’t to spend more time trying to help a difficult employee turn around, it’s to let him or her go

I’ve had to go through the process of firing an employee myself. And while it was an incredibly tough decision to come to, I identified a few factors that will help me know when it’s the right move in the future. If you’re in the same boat, consider these signs that it might be time to part ways with your problem employee. (more…)

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5 Tips to Improve Employee Retention

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Think that your staff want to stay with you forever? Think again. It reveals that during the first quarter of 2015 23% of respondents are looking for a new job with a different employer. And if the economy continues to pick up, that situation is only likely to get worse, as employees grow more confident about switching roles during the economic upturn.

You are probably all too aware of the financial costs of recruiting a new member of staff, never mind the time and trouble that goes into finding the right person. So we’ve put together a 5 point guide looking into some longer term answers – as well as some quick fixes to help you improve staff loyalty.
So, bearing in mind that employee retention is not only important to avoid the direct costs of re-hiring and re-training for roles but also to avoid the impact high staff turnover can have on the morale and productivity of the rest of the team, here are our tips. (more…)

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Workplace Competition and how to get Ahead!

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As a consequence of scarce resources, living things seek survival. The demonstration of competition is therefore an integral part of us by nature. Amongst us living things, human beings exhibit competition the most, with some of us more competitive than others. It acts as a fuel to the success of some people, for others it makes them feel alive and for the rest, it may be their doom.

Whether it’s on a racetrack, in the classroom, in a job interview, or in the meeting room, we’re all about surpassing our competitions.

Competition can be healthy — and does have the potential to drive us forward to excel. But, if the very thought of it derails us, we have a serious problem. Ultimately, we must face facts. There are likely to come across individuals that we deem more capable, or successful than ourselves. However, the very notion of competition doesn’t have to evoke debilitating stress and self-doubt. (more…)

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3 Innovative Employee Engagement Activities that Work!

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The term employee engagement is a familiar one, major Organizations meet employee engagement needs such as  clear goals, a context for their work, opportunities to develop and progress, recognition and rewards, ongoing feedback and coaching on their performance, and opportunity to do their best.

But the questions is how effective has this basic approach been? Not much

it’s time to get creative.

Since employee engagement is critical to organizational success, getting creative in how you build it isn’t a bad idea.   (more…)

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

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Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected top talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with being able to retain their top talent. In today’s column, I’ll share some research, observations, and insights on how to stop the talent door from revolving.

Ask any CEO if they have a process for retaining and developing top talenst and they’ll quickly answer in the affirmative. They immediately launch into a series of soundbites about the quality of their talent initiatives, the number of high-potentials in the nine box, blah, blah, blah. As with most things in the corporate world, there is too much process built upon theory and not nearly enough practice built on experience. (more…)

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