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Employee Satisfaction

How to Improve Evaluations to Improve Performance

Performance Evaluation

Raise your hand if you dread your annual performance evaluation.  Okay, stop waving your arm around; I see you!  I hear you!  I feel your pain! If you’re like most people, having someone judge your performance is nerve-wracking.  Although the majority of people agree there is some value in performance reviews, most would gladly skip…

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How Boasting Benefits Can Win You Top Talent

A man and woman shaking hands during a job interview.

Finding talented people for your team is critical to the success of your organization.  In this tough labor market, how do you stand out from the crowd of competitors vying for the candidate you want? One easy way is to promote the employee benefits you provide. In the race to post and fill an open…

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7 Amazingly Simple Ways for Supervisors to Build Trust

I don’t believe that “rah-rah” speeches motivate people.  In my experience, the more effective route is to hire people who are intrinsically motivated to do great work and then do everything possible not to de-motivate them. Few things demotivate people faster than working with a supervisor they don’t trust. Why is trust so important?  When…

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What Kind of Supervisor Do You Want to Be?

Most of us never ask ourselves this question.  Supervisors are expected to be better at juggling than clowns riding unicycles at the circus,  so how many actually have time for deep contemplation about supervisory style? However, success in any area of life is preceded by focusing on the things that you want.  If you aren’t…

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