Motivating Employees: Little Ways to Make Their Day
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8 Surefire Ways to Demotivate Your Employees Ever notice how a new employee’s enthusiasm eventually wears off? In 85% of companies, employees’ morale significantly drops off after their first six months on the job, according to a survey from Harvard Management Update. For the most part, enthusiasm is determined by work environment, and it can be fostered or hindered by you—the boss. Employee motivation experts say the best way to keep employee enthusiasm moving forward is to “first, do no harm.” At a minimum, don’t do anything that demotivates your workers.
Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: Chasing After the 'Purple Squirrel' Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli’s most recent book — Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It — has inspired a reaction from just about every group with a stake in today’s workforce: employers, employees, recruiters, academics and media commentators. Cappelli debunks the oft-repeated argument from employers that applicants don’t have the skills needed for today’s jobs. Instead, he puts much of the blame on companies themselves — including their lack of information about hiring and training costs — and on computerized applicant tracking systems that can make it harder, not easier, to find qualified job candidates.
Jeff Haden learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant.
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Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business - Scott Keller and Kaleen Love by Scott Keller and Kaleen Love | 1:37 PM March 1, 2012 Many business leaders don’t care why employees do anything as long as they follow the company’s rules, processes, cultural norms and laws. But we’ve found that leaders can create and sustain stronger business results if they understand — and manage — how employees approach their work every day. When employees’ thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are aligned with their daily work, they do that work better. Leaders, though, can be squeamish about approaching topics many think are better left to psychologists, so they don’t even try to create alignment.
4 Essentials of Employee Engagement Posted by Joe Jones on Fri, Dec 02, 2011 @ 11:31 AM With organizations clamoring for their team members to be more effective and efficient while "on the clock", and take stronger ownership in their work; a hot-button phrase in the workplace is Employee Engagement. Instead of bombarding you with stats of what disengaged employees cost a company, which by the way is very high. We thought it would be beneficial to take a proactive look at a few opportunities for you to help increase engagement and trust among team members and leadership. 4 Essentials of Employee Engagement
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Punching above your weight: Tips for small startups taking on the big guys Boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling employ weight classes to ensure the competition is fair and you’re tested on skill, not size. In business, weight classes don’t exist, so if your company is a young, skinny 95-pounder, while your industry is filled with 300lb giants, you’re going to need to tighten up your laces and punch way above your weight.
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