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4 of the Best Employee Recognition Trends for 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

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As we've previously discussed, building recognition into your employee performance management process has a number of benefits. If your employees feel valued, it leads to higher job satisfaction and increased productivity.

Don't worry if your organization doesn't currently have a recognition system or process set up as part of managing employee performance though, because it's not too late to start! If you're stuck for ideas, here are four of the top trends in employee recognition for 2015 - maybe one of these will suit your business down to the ground, or spark off an idea that leads to something else.

BOOST Employee Performance with Constructive Feedback

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The ability to give and receive honest, constructive feedback is one of the signs of a successful employer/employee relationship. Giving feedback is a crucial factor in managing employee performance, and just because your organization has a formal employee performance management system in place, it doesn't mean that informal discussions can't be had between official appraisals and meetings. 

Key Elements for Maintaining Trust in the Workplace

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Developing and maintaining trust in a workplace is an important, but often difficult, process for any organization. For successful working relationships between peers, managers and subordinates, trust is crucial, and it should go both ways; from top down and from bottom up. 

Even once trust is built it's very fragile and can be destroyed easily, so it's important that organizations constantly strive maintain trust. 

Does Your Organization Promote These Traits?

Three Successful Ways to Manage Employee Performance

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Most of us know how crucial it is for businesses to manage employee performance, and it's not just about hitting targets and meeting objectives. Better performing employees are generally more satisfied in their role, which leads to greater staff retention, higher customer satisfaction and a better reputation as an employer.

Do Employees Value Career Development Above Pay Rises?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Career development over pay rises
As the economy continues to improve, employees are becoming more confident about moving from one company to another. As a result, organizations will need to focus on retaining staff if they want to avoid a spike in employee turnover over the coming year. While employees can be enticed by attractive salaries offered by competitors, companies have to look at their total reward package if they are to retain top talent. Employees place a high value on non-tangible benefits, such as career progression opportunities and job satisfaction. These non-tangible benefits can encourage your top talent to remain with you rather than explore opportunities elsewhere.

Motivating Each of Your Employees

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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When it comes to managing employee performance, the ability to motivate employees is a key skill. However, motivating employees is a complicated business. Different people are motivated by different things. For some of your employees, the desire to do the best possible job will be enough to motivate them. Others will need to be given added incentives, such as bonuses or rewards, to encourage them to perform to the best of their ability. As a manager, it is important to realize that one size does not fit all when it comes to motivation. Understanding what makes different team members tick can be the difference between retaining motivated staff and losing them to a competitor.

Building Recognition into Your Employee Performance Management Process

Friday, November 21, 2014

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Increase employee satisfaction
Employees are more productive and have a higher level of job satisfaction if they feel that the work they do is recognized and valued. However, in a busy work environment, managers can sometimes forget to take time out to praise and thank employees for their contribution to business goals and targets. By building recognition into your employee performance management process, you can support managers to give positive feedback to employees and recognize their hard work.

How Technology Can Support Employee Performance Reviews

Friday, November 7, 2014

Employee performance reviews in 3 simple steps
Simple performance review process
Most human resources (HR) practitioners understand the value of spending time undertaking formal employee performance reviews on an annual basis. However, HR teams often face resistance from both managers and employees when it is time for the next round of employee performance reviews. Complex processes, lengthy forms, and the potential for unfairness in the allocation of performance ratings can all undermine traditional performance review systems. Fortunately, there are technological solutions that can address these issues, enhancing the credibility of employee reviews.