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100 Smart Performance Review Questions To Ask Part Two

100 Smart Performance Review Questions To Ask Part Two

When it comes to performance reviews, employees often breathe a sigh of relief when the painful discussion is all over. If that’s you, then you are not alone. Research from Gartner shows 59 percent of workers think appraisals have no impact on their performance. It’s...

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100 Smart Performance Review Questions To Ask

100 Smart Performance Review Questions To Ask

Love ’em or hate ’em, performance reviews are still one of the main tools for getting the best out of your people. These days, effective employee appraisals are not just about performance. They dig deeper into a worker’s motivation, productivity, and wellbeing. Done...

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Strategies For Handling Destructive Criticism In The Workplace

Strategies For Handling Destructive Criticism In The Workplace

Giving and receiving criticism is part and parcel of every workplace. After all, it’s crucial for improving performance and developing employees’ skills and abilities. However, constructive feedback is one thing, and destructive criticism is an entirely different...

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17 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Communication Skills

17 Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Communication Skills

What do Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, and Tom Brady have in common? They are all great communicators. Each has the ability to connect with an audience, engage and inspire. They can win over hearts and minds with their natural communication skills. You can bet that...

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Employee Theft: Six Ways To Safeguard Your Small Business

Employee Theft: Six Ways To Safeguard Your Small Business

Tesla sues employee for stealing software code’ proclaimed a recent CNBC headline. Employee theft is indeed on the rise, costing US businesses a whopping $110 million per day. And while most workers are trustworthy, it just takes one rogue individual to have a...

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Two Way Communication Explained

Two Way Communication Explained

We don’t need to tell you how critical communication is to your organization’s success. It’s the glue that binds all staff together. However, many businesses mistake information sharing for communication. You may have a cutting-edge CEO vlog and multi-media staff...

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The Truth About Employee Engagement

The Truth About Employee Engagement

Bestselling author and business guru Patrick Lencioni’s seminal book The Truth About Employee Engagement was first published in 2015. And it’s still a must-read for anyone interested in employee engagement and the impact disengaged employees have on organizations. The...

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100 Useful Performance Review Example Phrases

100 Useful Performance Review Example Phrases

It’s performance review season and you’re feeling under pressure. You have several staff members reporting to you and what with all the other priorities you have, finding the time to prepare, let alone strike the right balance between positive and negative feedback,...

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4 Day Work Week: The Future Of Work Or The Latest Fad?

4 Day Work Week: The Future Of Work Or The Latest Fad?

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t look forward to a long weekend. A chance to spend quality time with family, run some errands, or catch up on Netflix, what’s not to like? Imagine, then, if a 4-day week was introduced in your workplace, how cool would that be. Flexible...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 3

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 3

How To Select The Right Communications Channels Organizational communication channels are the mediums used by organizations to convey information and messages to each other. One thing for sure is there’s no shortage of communication channels to choose from. Advances...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 2

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 2

The Cost Of Poor Organizational Communication Various studies have tried to put a dollar figure on the cost of poor organizational communication. According to SHRM, this could be as much as $62.4 billion per year. And another study reports that 56 percent of project...

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Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 1

Organizational Communication: The Ultimate Guide Part 1

Organizational communication used to be so simple. Back in the day, the whole workforce could comfortably fit in the board room for a meeting. And cross-team collaboration was easy when colleagues were just across the hall. Fast forward five years, and it's a...

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Productive Meetings In 6 Easy Steps: How An Intranet Can Help

Productive Meetings In 6 Easy Steps: How An Intranet Can Help

Even in our highly computerized and technology-driven workplaces, we still seem to spend an awful lot of time in meetings. Most employees attend an incredible 62 meetings a month. Now that’s a lot of time spent talking and not actually doing! And so we all need to ask...

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Interview Template: The Smart Way To Recruit

Interview Template: The Smart Way To Recruit

How many of us have been involved in an interview process where there has been some disagreement amongst panel members and an inability to reach a consensus on the best candidate? This is a common problem that has its roots in poor preparation and an inconsistent...

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Top 30 Employee Engagement Videos

Top 30 Employee Engagement Videos

Employee engagement makes good business sense, right? After all, it's logical that employees who feel involved, informed, and connected to your business are more committed and productive. Gallup has been telling us that for years. However, when staff work from home in...

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How To Develop The Perfect Company Vision

How To Develop The Perfect Company Vision

In the middle of a raging pandemic, developing a company vision statement is probably low down on the to-do list. As the global economic recession continues, there are undoubtedly lots of important tasks demanding your attention. However, a company vision statement...

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Top 8 Performance Review Tips For Employees

Top 8 Performance Review Tips For Employees

A performance review is your opportunity to get meaningful feedback on your performance at work. Rather than being an uncomfortable or negative process, performance reviews that are done well help you to grow in your job and progress in your career. So, what do you...

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10 Tips To Overcome Remote Team Conflict

10 Tips To Overcome Remote Team Conflict

Conflict resolution within remote teams is a difficult task for any manager. But when the dispute involves employees who are working remotely, it’s an even bigger challenge. And yet, home working is undoubtedly here to stay. The pandemic has simply fast-tracked what...

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