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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 to Write Procedures that Increase a Supervisor’s Success

Do your team members come to you repeatedly with the same types of questions? Is it sometimes hard to make sure inexperienced staff gets trained on all the right stuff? Are your employees making more mistakes than you think is acceptable? If you’ve grown a business or organization yourself or have worked in one for…

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How to Do Good HR – Simplified!

Someone once said to me that she has always been fascinated with human resources because she’s seen it done well – and done poorly. The stark contrast between her experiences in different organizations signifies the importance of knowing if your organization is GOOD at HR or not. So, how can you tell?

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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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