The 360 Degree Review

    Does your company include 360 degree reviews in their employee appraisal process? The popularity of this approach to employee evaluations continues to grow. There are clear benefits of this approach to the complete evaluation of employee performance. Oftentimes, the result is a more holistic view of the employee's work, as their peers may see strengths or areas for improvement that their manager may overlook.

    Can Your Employees Talk to You?

    How approachable is your upper management? If there is a gap between employees and management, that can mean a lack of communication. No organization wants that, as communication is one of the most important working aspects within a company. Don’t inhibit your core goals. As soon as communication ceases to exist between employees and management, the company will stop functioning properly in achieving such goals. Allowing open communication and having management that is approa

    Treat Your Team with Respect

    Does upper management treat employees with respect and dignity? Do co-workers do the same? And how about the employee-customer relationship? When setting up a company, you must also set up the culture. And a piece of that culture is how you treat one another. Being respectful of one another is something we have been taught to do since birth, but that doesn’t mean we always do it. When life gets overwhelming and work gets stressful, it can be hard to take into account other pe

    Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

    It is said often that the time spent with coworkers surpasses time spent with anyone else, including family. Typically we work 8-9 hours a day often in a location surrounded by virtual strangers who we grow to know through stressful occupational projects and social interaction. Taking in society’s increased connectivity, that work day tends to last late into the evening or early morning hours as well. Maintaining

    Quality Over Quantity

    Is your company so rushed to get a product out that the quality declines and your employees turn into programmable robots?

    Increasing Morale through Talent Management

    Most morale improvement articles focus on the pleasure of tangible benefits. Employee loyalty programs. Company discounts. Book clubs, coffee mugs, stress balls. While these all have their merits, morale goes beyond what your employees can accumulate based on a points system. The immediate gratification of a perk or discount is fantastic. It’s a terrific pick-me-up after doing a hard project, or a nice reminder that the company appreciates the long hours you’ve put in. But to achieve continuous high morale from your workforce, the...