Successful Young Businesswoman

Why Millennials Leave Organizations (and What Senior Leaders Can Do About It)

In their 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report, consultants at Quantum Workplace looked at survey findings from more than 400,000 employees at nearly 5,000 organizations. In exploring the importance of various drivers of Millennial engagement and retention, Quantum researchers found that Professional Growth and Career Development came in at number one. They observed: “If young employees…

Performance Evaluation Form

A Better Approach to Performance Management

What comes to mind when you hear the term performance management? For many managers and their staff, the term fills them with dread. A major reason for the negative reaction comes from the typical way performance management is implemented. Traditional performance management systems focus on evaluation. Managers set goals for direct reports at the beginning…

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The Big Problem with Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is at an important crossroads. After years of conducting engagement surveys, organizations are finding that improving employee engagement is a lot more difficult than measuring it. Surveys have helped organizations to identify areas that need to be addressed, but an inability to “move the needle” when it comes to improving scores has turned…

Frankenstein

10 Signs You Might Be a Frankenboss (or work for one)

Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk. Tomorrow is Halloween and in many workplaces around the world employees will don costumes, have a party, and enjoy the crazy and scary alter-egos of their coworkers. On…

Time for a Motivational Tune-Up

11 Signs That It Might Be Time for a Motivation Tune-Up

In her new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does, author Susan Fowler reminds leaders that employees are always motivated—it’s just the quality of their motivation that’s a problem sometimes. Fowler shares how the repeated use of motivational carrots & sticks might get results in the short term, but often have negative consequences long-term. That’s…