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4 Ways You're Destroying Your Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on May 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It can be challenging to pinpoint why you're unproductive, especially when there're so many variables to consider. From Facebook notifications to a talkative co-worker, there are a number of distractions that can be keeping you from your work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Performance Management, Infographic, Productivity

How Can Maslow's Theory of Needs Impact Employee Engagement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A successful office or business isn't due to just sales metrics or profit margins. In reality, the most successful businesses have tapped into the most important component to running a business: employee engagement. But how do you make sure that you're engaging employees the right way?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Motivation and engagement can be hard to sustain, whether in individuals or within organizations and companies as a whole. Especially when it comes to jobs, employees might face disengagement multiple ways for many reasons. Jim Haudan, CEO of Root Inc., has managed to pinpoint 6 important reasons why employees are disengaged, and they all relate to emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, scared, confused or having a lack of understanding, a lack of ownership, a lack of reality, and a lack of the "big picture."

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Performance Management

Management Nightmare - The Employee Who Does More Harm Than Good

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s Management's least favorite thing to be faced with - the possibility you have a difficult staff member on your team. Your staff represents your organization, and to a large degree, the leadership of the organization.  His or her words and actions as an employee are no different from the results of paid advertising. Your clients and customers form opinions based on their impressions and experiences with your staff. You, therefore, have no choice but to face the realization you may have an employee who is doing more harm than good for your team.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

Staffing Plus' Talent Management Strategy Featured At SHRM 2014

Posted by Alyssa Koscelansky on Jun 19, 2014 10:12:00 AM

When you hear the term brand recognition, a short but notable list comes to mind - Nordstroms, Ritz Carlton, Apple, Starbucks.  Why these particular names?  The customer experience along with the merchandise is always exceptional. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and focused on their customers.  As a result, I along with millions of others, are extremely loyal customers. This customer experience is part of their "brand."
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Topics: Performance Management, Infographic

The Ongoing HR Challenge -- When Happy Isn't Enough! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on May 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Happiness, satisfaction, and engagement -- they are all important factors that HR and Management Teams consider on a regular basis.  Or do they?  All too often, companies consider these terms to be interchangeable when in actuality they are really quite different.  An individual can be happy or satisfied without being truly "engaged” in their work or their organization.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Infographic

The "Greatist" Ways to Becoming a Morning Person [Infographic]

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 26, 2014 8:45:00 AM

As the proverb goes, "the early bird gets the worm".  However, if you are like me and set a minimum of 7 alarms - at strategically placed locations around your bedroom - and still hit the snooze button multiple times each morning, then you may need a little more motivation than a proverb. Fear not deep sleepers, Greatist has put together the world's best guide to waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every day.  Read on to make it happen. 

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Performance Management, Infographic

Top 10 Employee Gifts From Their Boss [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2013 4:36:00 PM

While managers come in all shapes and sizes and bring with them different levels of experience and knowledge, there are absolutes to being an exceptional manager. The best gift you can give to your employees, not only during the holiday season but throughout the entire year, is to be an effective leader and mentor.  The truly exceptional managers care about the people on their team and realize that if they surround themselves with successful people, they in turn will be successful too.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Infographic

3 Ways to Show "Who's the Boss" the Right Way!

Posted by Alyssa Koscelansky on Nov 6, 2013 11:43:00 AM

Did you know that one of the top three reasons people leave their jobs is because they don't like their supervisors? When you think about it, most of us have experienced horrible bosses at some point. You think about going to work and your stomach churns and you're stressed before you enter the building. Think Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada and you get the idea.

Who are these horrible bosses and what do they look like? They're the people that expect you to read their minds because they are unable to communicate effectively, and when you can't, they take it out on you. In other words, they're setting you up for failure. Or they are the bosses whose communication skills are so abrasive that you take for granted you will be screamed at or berated at least once a day. Then there are the bosses with no planning skills, so everything is a crisis which means you have no life because you're always playing catch up. The list goes on and on.

If any of those descriptions feel familiar, you may be the reason your employees, good employees in particular, leave.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Performance Management

Haunted by Unnecessary Terminations This Halloween? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 28, 2013 3:11:00 PM

About to fire an employee? Hold on just one second.  Terminating an employee is very costly to an organization.  Loss of production, recruitment, training, lost sales, and onboarding costs are just some of the expenses that an organization has to endure when dealing with employee turnover. 

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Topics: Employee Relations, Performance Management, Staffing & Onboarding, Infographic

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