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.
The 1 Thing Every Boss Should Say to Her Summer Intern
Make the most of your summer interns by checking in with them now and asking this one important question. Read more.
How To Get Employees To Care About Their Professional Development
If you’re having trouble getting your team to attend training or take it seriously, this article has some tips for changing their minds. Plus, you might realize that training doesn’t have to be traditional classes or videos, which opens up new avenues for engagement. Read more.
Onboarding and Beyond: Set Your New Hires Up for Success with an Employee Development Plan
If you regularly bring on new employees, you need a formal plan for initial training that will help them succeed at your company. This article has several good tips for your onboarding plan. Plus, there’s a link for a free onboarding guide. Read more.
How to Plan for the Hidden Costs of Employee Training and Development
While this article focuses on market-wide numbers for training costs, scroll down to the bottom where it offers some good tips on lowering costs for your team. The money-saving ideas can make a big difference to small businesses. Read more.
Death to the Feedback Sandwich
Have you ever been served a feedback sandwich? Once it was a novel dish full of managerial goodness, but today, the feedback sandwich has gone stale, and your employees see it coming. Here’s another way to provide constructive criticism without the obvious ploy. Read more.
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