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STAFF RETENTION

Find out what your employees want before they join the Great Resignation

By Lynne Curry After nearly two years of being whipsawed by the pandemic, increasing numbers of employees have gone left work. The trend picked up speed in the middle of 2021, when twenty million U.S. employees quit their jobs between April and August 2021.1   4.3 million employees quit in August 2021, a figure 40 percent higher than in August 2020, and 20 percent higher than in August 2019 before the pandemic.2 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which began reporting resignations in 2001, this 40 percent figure establishes an all-time record high.1 Surveys suggest this employee resignation tsunami will only increase. In March 2021, Gallup reported 48 percent of the U.S. employees they surveyed were job searching or scanning for new opportunities.1 In August, the consulting firm PwC’s poll of… . . . read more

LEADERSHIP

Embrace on-job learning and listen to employees for more resilient teams

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Windsor. “A Resource Model of Team Resilience Capacity and Learning” will appear in a special issue of Group & Organization Management. Authors Kyle Brykman, an assistant professor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, and Danielle King, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice, studied what makes employees more resilient and fosters learning in the workplace. The researchers specifically examined the interactions of 48 teams from five technology startups. “Understanding what organizations can do to help employees become more resilient is the… . . . read more

Managing Staff

Performance reviews: Dread them? Ditch them? Replace them?

By Lynne Curry Do you dread filling out annual performance reviews? Do you wonder about their effectiveness? You aren’t the only one with doubts. A Gallup survey reports that only 14% of employees strongly agree their performance reviews inspire improvement.1 According to 58% of executives surveyed, their company’s current performance management system produces neither higher performance nor employee engagement.2 And 8 out of  10 (83%) of HR managers surveyed report that their company’s performance assessment systems need to be overhauled.3 What’s wrong with most reviews? They don’t fix poor performers. Some managers fear giving negative ratings and may give problem employees “meets expectations” or higher ratings. This leads some mediocre employees to feel “I’m doing everything right; I don’t need to change.” This can result in legal difficulty should the employer… . . . read more

BLOG

5 ways high-performance organizations make meetings effective

By J. Elise Keith  bio
Every organization has to figure out how to make meetings productive. It’s a complex challenge. To be effective, each meeting needs to…


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BLOG

“What’s it really like around here?”

By Lynne Curry  bio
You feel it the moment you enter the organization. Ask the employees “What’s it like around here?” and they confirm…


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BLOG

Why you need to stop talking to start leading

By Rebecca Teasdale  bio
Recently, a colleague and I were at a dinner function with a group of leaders from a client company. We found ourselves seated at a table with…


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BLOG

5 things leaders can learn from stand-up comedians

By Andrew Tarvin  bio
As you can imagine, stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking…


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YOUR CAREER

4 ways you are apologizing wrong

By Stacey Hanke  bio
Apologies are something we love to receive and hate to give. And especially as a leader, they are tough. They require a great deal of humility, which challenge…


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GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Study finds alarming ambivalence about gender discrimination in the workplace, despite evidence that compensation inequality and harassment exist

Randstad US has released results of a survey examining American workers’ feelings and experiences related to…


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RECRUITING

6 ways to optimize your recruitment efforts

Law firms are feeling the effects of today’s talent shortage. More than three in 10 lawyers (31 percent) recently surveyed by…


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