A business woman writing in her planner

If I go back to school now, when I finish in four years, I’ll be 60. So, why bother?  Well, you’ll be 60 in four years regardless of whether you go back to school or not. So, why not do something you enjoy? As the saying goes, if you’re not moving ahead, you’re falling behind. …

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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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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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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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