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Unfreeze Employee Motivation in the Winter Chill


Brrr… winter has arrived, bringing with it frosty temperatures, cozy sweaters, and the perennial battle between you and your duvet every morning. As...

2024 SMART Goals: Gimme a Beat!


Embarking on the journey of goal setting is like composing a symphony for your success. Each note, beat, and melody plays a crucial role in bringing...

Performance Review Examples: Got a Blank Space (Baby)?


When something isn’t explained or understood fully, a void is created between what was shared and what is expected. Without the appropriate clarity, we...

Workforce Diversity: Seeing Work through Younger Eyes


While chatting with some young people recently, one referred to the 90’s as the late 1900’s. While Maddie was technically correct, I couldn’t help but...

Self-Evaluations: It's Not Rocket Science


Since effective performance evaluations are done with the employee, not to them, a significant part of the review is the employee’s self-evaluation of...

Pay for Performance - Getting a Bumper Crop


I’ve been around the block a time or two, and the concept of setting pay levels to reflect performance outcomes isn’t new. However, I’d argue that it’s...

Make Performance Feedback Less Scary


Once upon a time, in a not-so-distant corporate kingdom, I had an employee come into my office and shut the door. By the way, shutting the door in HR...

Motivating Employees: Focus on the Individual


Remember that ‘freshly hired’ feeling – that eager, excited sensation to get engaged and be productive? Yeah, it’s a good one. Hopefully you’ve...

Drive Work Goals at Mid-Year


It’s already August! I don’t know about you, but this year is absolutely flying by. It seems like yesterday I was sitting down with my team to...

Manage High Performers by Building Strengths


I went axe throwing for the first time recently. It was a great experience and I learned all about how to throw an axe. There are two ways to throw the...

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