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.
Self-Assessment: 4 Tips for Writing Your Performance Evaluation
If you or your employees do self-assessment as part of your annual review, here are a few tips to get you going. Even if self-assessment isn’t a formal part of evaluations, it may be helpful for employees to think about how they’d judge their work before attending the meeting. Read more.
Culture Fit Is the First Step to Successful Onboarding (Includes Infographic)
When you bring on a new employee, what do you do to help him or her adjust to your company culture? If you haven’t really thought about it, take a look at this article. It could help make your next hire a success. Read more.
Working Out Loud: What’s In It for Organizations?
“Working out loud” is a training technique in which someone narrates their work as they do it for the benefit of learners. Learners may also talk about what they’re doing to help instructors understand their thought processes. If you’re interested in work-based learning techniques, this article helps explain why “working out loud” could be useful to you. Read more.
Developing Employees’ Strengths Boosts Sales, Profits, and Engagement
Do you look at training as a way to improve weaknesses or build on strengths? Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brandon Rigoni, Ph.D. and Jim Asplund explain why focusing on your team’s best skills and not their deficiencies may pay off better in the long run. Read more.
6 Refresher Courses Every Employee Should Take Each Year
Regardless of your industry, you need to keep your people safe, comply with regulations, and protect key data. And even though you’ve trained your team in these areas, a refresher course will ensure they remember what they’ve learned. Here are 6 topics that could use an annual review and update. Read more.
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