How to Build an Effective Employee Survey

Last week’s article sang the praises of employee satisfaction surveys.  It busted a few myths about them and discussed why surveys are an essential business tool. Since the article ran, I’ve been asked, “What questions should a survey include?” This article will give you some things to consider when selecting survey questions.

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Are Your Employees Really Happy?

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Since technology and social networking is available to almost everyone, the chance of dissatisfied employees leaving to find a new job is extremely high. Even more frightening for supervisors is when a dissatisfied employee decides to “quit and stay,” meaning they mentally or emotionally check out of their job but don’t physically leave. So how…

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What You Need to Know to Become an Employer of Choice

Are you finding it difficult to find or keep great employees?  If so, you’re not alone. The labor market is tight.  Top performers have lots of options when it comes to where they work.  This leaves employers investing more money in recruiting and spending more time reading through stacks of resumes from not-so-qualified people. The…

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How to Easily Boost Morale and Significantly Reduce Turnover

Have you ever been surprised when someone handed in their resignation?  Even if it wasn’t your top performer, a sense of panic likely set in while your mind raced to figure out how you’d find someone to take their place and how the work would get done in the meantime. Unfortunately, other dissatisfied people will…

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What You Need to Know to Become an Employer of Choice

Are you finding it difficult to find or keep great employees?  If so, you’re not alone. The labor market is tight.  Top performers have lots of options when it comes to where they work.  This leaves employers investing more money in recruiting and spending more time reading through stacks of resumes from not-so-qualified people. The…

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How Can Job Descriptions Help Your Business Soar?

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As a busy person with a lot on your plate, you might find yourself wondering, “Why should I bother with writing job descriptions? They take too much time to write and are too constraining for a growing, flexible business. Aren’t they just unnecessary bureaucracy?” In reality, when well-designed, these brief one to two-page documents can…

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3 Powerful Questions to Help Supervisors Be Their Best

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In a previous article, What Makes a Remarkable Supervisor?, we spent time thinking about what type of supervisors we wanted to be. We explored some examples of traits and behaviors that are important when supervising other people. Now that you have a good idea of how you want to be perceived, and you’ve begun to align…

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Quality Onboarding for High Productivity and Retention

The feeling of finding a solid candidate to fill an open slot on a team is typically a mix of excitement, gratitude, and relief.  The excitement and gratitude are self-explanatory, but the relief is felt because the hiring process, when done well, takes time and attention away from other responsibilities. I’ve made the common mistake…

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