5 Sure Signs Your Employee Has Checked Out

5 Sure Signs Your Employee Has Checked Out
Ever been in a situation where you felt completely blindsided by an employee resigning? Perhaps you've been frustrated because they had ample opportunity to talk to you about whatever was going on and they didn't. Maybe despite not seeing it coming you're quietly relieved because, let's face it, they haven't been a stellar team member for the last little while. There is even a chance that you are not so quietly relieved because this employee has been keeping you up at ...
 

Why avoiding difficult conversations is bad for business

Why avoiding difficult conversations is bad for business
This is one of the topics I most often get asked about.
I see business owners, leaders and managers struggling with this one all the time: tackling difficult conversations with staff. Usually this comes after a period of avoiding that difficult conversation which is what we're going to spend a bit of time today looking at in depth.
If you're anything like me, conflict is not something you run headfirst toward with arms wide open to embrace - that's exactly why tough conv...
 

Create Robust KPIs To Boost Productivity

Create Robust KPIs To Boost Productivity
"If it can not be measured it can not be managed" - Peter Drucker When was the last time you contemplated creating KPIs for your team? KPI's, Key Performance Indicators, Key Success Criteria or any other term you would like to use are essential to drive employee performance, productivity and engagement. Too often this task lands firmly in the 'too hard basket' because let's be honest it's not the easiest task to do. Done poorly, creating KPIs are an utt...
 

10 Ways to Accelerate Employee Motivation

10 Ways to Accelerate Employee Motivation
It's simple maths that you can't continue to grow a business and achieve greater results year on year, quarter on quarter and week on week without a great team. But once you have that team, the challenge can be how to keep them motivated.
Motivated employees are our most engaged employees, and we know that an engaged team can be 17% more productive and lead to a whopping 21% increase in business profitability, according to a study conducted by Gallup.
So keeping motivation h...
 

8 Reasons Position Descriptions are the BOSS of all HR Documents

8 Reasons Position Descriptions are the BOSS of all HR Documents
As a business owner or manager, you may think you have a million more important things to do than write a position description for every role in your company. Particularly in small business, where there is a need for flexibility within the scope and responsibility and daily duties of each individual, to meet the fluctuating needs and demands of a fluid business structure, these 'structured' documents can often seem limiting and unnecessary. However, accurate and detailed Position De...
 

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