Recognize This! – Give employees the specific recognition and feedback they need, and save yourself from over-the-top retention costs.
In today’s stagnant jobs climate have you heard this comment (or something similar) from a senior leader: “I don’t care if they leave. They’re not senior. We can replace them easily enough.”
Do you think that reaction would change if you told that manager, “Sure. It will cost us $104,185 to replace that employee. Are you okay…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 21, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – Give your family a great present this year – leave your work stress at work.
Do you take your work home with you? Because if you do, that’s not okay.
I’m not talking about the occasional project you need to finish up, or the email you just need to get through. No, I mean the much more insidious effect of bringing your work problems home.…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 21, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Helping employees engage in their work and your organization is not difficult. It’s as simple as giving them feedback.
We tend to over-complicate employee engagement. Between the various survey tools to measure engagement, the analysis techniques to figure out what…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 20, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments
I realized today I have not shared with you my posts on Compensation Cafe in quite a while. I greatly enjoy the Cafe community and commentary encourage you to follow the conversation directly.
But in case you missed these posts:Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 20, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Unless your CEO is visibly and firmly behind your core values, they will be meaningless to your employees.
Yesterday I wrote about the importance of blending the “how” with the “what” in managing employees to create a high performing team…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 15, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – Employees deliver more consistent results when you make clear “how” you want them to work as well as “what” you want them to deliver.
Do you know what your employees are doing when you’re not watching them? Are you confident they fully understand what you need them to do and are consistently delivering on that goal – even when you’re not around?
Even if you answer confidently, “Yes!” to both those questions, the reality of the answer is far…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 14, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Employees often clearly tell you what they need to be engaged. How you respond can increase or destroy their willingness to do so.
Survey time is here. Ask employees what they think are the two most fruitless activities they are asked to engage in every year and many will say the…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 13, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Whatever the role for the performance appraisal in your office, you must communicate the purpose and deliver on the promise every time for every employee.
‘Tis the season for performance appraisal bashing – or at least re-configuring. Why do I feel like one of these evenings I’ll see a “very special holiday performance” on TV in which the Evil Manager gets visited by the ghosts of performance appraisals past, present and future?
Added by Derek Irvine on December 12, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – “If you are not recruiting your best people, you’re the only one who isn’t.”
Yesterday, I highlighted Bersin & Associates 14 predictions for strategic human resources and talent management in 2012. But while we anticipate the future, we…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 9, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Bersin’s predictions for 2012 are already beginning to come true. Are your ready?Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 8, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Recognize This! – Putting people who cannot express appreciation into managerial roles is detrimental to team and company success.
Do you have people on your leadership team who seem incapable of expressing appreciation to others? That’s my idea of an attitude problem – rejecting the value of the contribution of others to the point of never saying “thanks.”Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 7, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Employees need recognition. Stats don’t lie, especially when similar results are found from multiple studies and sources.Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 6, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Proactive, explicit sharing of what you need from employees and how they are delivering are the keys to realizing meaning and purpose at work.
Over the last year, TLNT has become a favoured go-to source for me for news and insight across the HR space (and if you haven’t signed up for the inaugural Transform conference, I encourage you to do…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 5, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Compensation and recognition are two entirely different things. Be sure to not confuse the two.
On Wednesday I discussed why the end-of-year bonus practice should be ended. Then I read…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 2, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments
Recognize This! – Bonuses are too often confused with compensation.
In my reader just yesterday, I had several articles pop up on bonus compensation plans for the end of the year. At first, I was hopeful. Have organizations finally figured out that lump-sum end-of-year cash bonuses fail on multiple levels and so are turning to a rewards approach proven to be more successful?
Have organizations finally decided to overthrow these compensation holdouts in…Continue
Added by Derek Irvine on December 1, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments