Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
What Separates Goals We Achieve from Goals We Don’t
This article looks at how people stick to long-term goals. The research found that having immediate rewards is as important as long-term anticipated rewards. The article offers three strategies you can apply to achieve future aspirations. Read more.
Confronted by Workplace Violence? Four Key Tips to Remember
Many companies are providing training now in how to handle workplace violence. This article outlines specific details to cover that will help employees recognize and avoid danger if the situation comes up. Read more.
If All Hiring Managers Were Like This One, We’d Have an Amazing Workforce
If you are involved in hiring at your company, this will be a compelling read. It details the experience of a hiring manager who dared to offer feedback to a candidate who didn’t get the job. The candidate complained publicly, but maybe the hiring manager was doing her a great favor. What’s your take on this? Read more.
The Retention Connection
How much onboarding do you do? Is a new hire’s first day full of chaos and paperwork or does the onboarding process extend over several weeks, helping employees adjust to company culture and work expectations? This article describes how companies who’ve beefed up their onboarding have kept more of those hard-won new hires for the long term. Read more.
5 Leaders Share Lessons for First-Time Managers
Whether you’ve just moved into management or you’re trying to support colleagues who are struggling with new responsibility, this article offers some great advice from company leaders. You can incorporate their ideas into new manager training or coaching as well. Read more.
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