Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Strategies for Managing Different Personality Types

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The most effective workplaces are made up of a dynamic group of employees, each whom has their own set of strengths and talents.  However, when a team consists of diverse individuals, they also have different personality traits and work styles.  Some employees take the slow and steady approach whereas some are constantly looking for more Read more »

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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As a supervisor, one of your main goals should be to create a strong organizational culture with highly engaged and dedicated employees. You want motivated employees that respect you and are loyal to the company. Despite many years of research on employee motivation, many organizations are still developing and executing traditional rewards programs that encourage Read more »

The New Rules of Employee Engagement

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Many companies realize the importance of employee engagement to their success, and a new study has brought that connection home with even more emphasis. The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce study, which covered 32,000 employees in 30 countries, showed the strong connection between engaged employees and their performance. But the study also shows that the Read more »

Mergers and Employee Morale

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Your company has just gone through a merger. This, naturally, is a big change for employees and presents a lot of anxiety and uncertainty in the workforce. What can you do to help lessen the uncertainty and improve morale? To help employees cope, it is important to explain to them why the merger occurred, what Read more »

Signs an Employee Is About to Leave

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As a manager, you naturally are concerned about employee turnover, too much of which can be a drag on any business. And, when the competition for good talent is so keen, keeping top performers is especially important. This being the case, it would certainly be helpful to have some idea when an employee is not Read more »

Late to Work

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If you have employees who are chronically late to work, what can human resources do to handle a problem like this before it reaches the point where termination enters the picture? The first thing to do, says human resource specialist Ellen Raim, is find out more about the situation of the employee with the tardiness Read more »

Yes, Qualified Job Candidates DO Exist

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Despite the high unemployment, a common complaint of companies is that they still cannot find qualified workers. But research by human resource specialists is showing the problem may not be with the quality of the job candidates but with the unrealistic expectations of employers. According to Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources Read more »

New Standards for Measuring Company Investment in Employees

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The Society for Human Resource Management is coming up with a new standard for measuring the way companies invest in their workforces. The idea is to develop specific criteria that are measurable and concrete that will enable companies to show the investments they are making in their employees. Under the plan, currently in draft form, Read more »

Onboarding and Employee Turnover

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According to one source, the top issue for business during the next decade will be attracting and keeping the best workers. It is an ongoing problem for companies to find the right people. The issue becomes even more significant when you consider the results of a new survey, which shows that one-fourth of all new Read more »

Benefits of Phased Retirements to Both Companies and Workers

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As our workforce ages and there become less younger workers available to take the baby boomers’ place, some companies are looking to implement what is known as “phased retirement.” Phased retirement is when employees work part time at a company instead of retiring completely. This allows a company to retain their skills, knowledge and expertise Read more »

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