Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Workforce Planning: What is It and Do I Need It? (Part 2)

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We gave a short primer last week on what workforce planning is. This week’s post will discuss how a company may want to implement a strategic workforce plan. Once you’ve decide you need to implement a workforce plan, you’ll need to get buy-in from your company’s executives and managers. You’ll need to present them with Read more »

Workforce Planning: What is It and Do I Need It? (Part 1)

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You may have heard of workforce planning — the process by which your company makes sure it can find the right employees when needed at anytime in the future — and wondered what it is and if your business needs it. Here’s a short primer (part 1) on strategic workforce planning that will explain this Read more »

Motivating Temporary Employees

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As a business owner or manager, you’re undoubtedly using more temporary employees at your company for both short- and long-term assignments. In addition, you very well may be using highly skilled temporary workers, such as accountants, human resource managers, even project managers, technical writers, and document control technicians. Here are some ideas to help you Read more »

Getting Employees to Set Personal Goals

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Employee accountability and empowerment are all the rage in human resources circles today. And they are good ideas. Yet how does one really get employees to set personal work goals? Here are some tips to help your employees set personal goals: Make surethe  goals your employees set are obtainable, can be measured and challenge the Read more »

Eliminating Burnout

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Has your life become too complicated? Between telephones, cell phones, voicemail, e-mail, and text messaging, we’ve never been more accessible–and more prone to interruption. Add job and family responsibilities, and it’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed! Here are some ways you can eliminate burnout and get back on track: Practice extreme self-care. When you Read more »

Providing Effective Employee Feedback

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes: Read more »

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