Career Path Development Starts Here

A common reason an employee will leave for a competitor is lack of career progress. An explanation for this fact is that employees desire to be a part of something that will inspire them to think about a destination ahead. Just the simple thought of progress toward that destination will spark motion toward that desire. If employees are left…

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Keeping Manager Bias Out of Succession Planning

Every company needs a succession plan. Creating and implementing an effective one, however, requires your planning team to correctly identify your company’s top talent. Unfortunately, this is typically left up to supervisors and managers, individuals who have one important weakness when it comes to this process: they’re human. As humans, we are influenced by conscious…

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Why Your Company Needs a Succession Plan

Take a moment and think about your key personnel: your CEO, CFO, COO, controller, executive director, general manager, payroll manager, etc. Imagine them and their roles in your company. Now, imagine they suddenly disappeared. Could your company survive? If the thought experiment above threw you into a panic, you are not alone. Many companies have…

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Five Things to Leave Out of Your Performance Management Evaluation

The performance management evaluation offers managers and employees a chance to work together to accomplish high-level goals. Done correctly, the process rejuvenates employee engagement and improves overall company profitability and productivity. Include these five elements in your evaluations, however, and your employees will find their reviews about as helpful as a bicycle in an ocean.…

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HR – Career Coaching is a Valuable Benefit for Employees

HR – Career Coaching is a Valuable Benefit for Employees One of the most crucial issues facing management is preserving employee commitment to company goals and objectives despite organizational instability. We are experiencing a time of great organizational change led by oversees outsourcing, downsizing, global restructuring, and diminishing career advancement paths. Because of these changes,…

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Making Performance Management Appraisals a Team Process

The employee waits anxiously throughout the talk, nodding along, feeling defensive at some points and grateful in others, but really just wanting notice of a raise and/or new work benefits. Few questions are asked by anyone present, and the idea of employee engagement or satisfaction doesn’t even arise. At the end of the meeting, the…

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