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Improve Retention – Identify the Potential in Employees

Improve Retention - Identify the Potential in Employees

POTENTIAL MINING – A plan to maximize employee potential

A personal development program designed to build confidence and maximize leadership and socialization potential in employees. The program is developed in alignment with the mission, values and culture of an employee’s organization in order to protect the investment made in the hiring commitment.

The objective of Potential Mining is twofold: 1) improve employee retention rates for an organization by offering opportunities for employees to excel in their positions and to feel as if they are a vital contributor; and 2) guide employees to live up to their potential.

This program is intended to be administered by supervisors who will maintain confidentiality for each employee. Continue reading Improve Retention – Identify the Potential in Employees

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What Should Your Employee Benefits Really Offer?

What Should Your Employee Benefits Really Offer?

Employee benefits packages use to offer the basics, health insurance, dental insurance, and of course the famous pension. Well that may have been enough years ago, but today we need more, much more. A good employee benefits package is affordable for both you and the company and comes with several options, all of which are met to help a worker stay focused on their job, and not how to protect themselves and their family.

Because identity theft has become such a major concern in this country, a good option would be around the clock coverage. Continue reading What Should Your Employee Benefits Really Offer?

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Employers Advice on Hiring

Hiring an employee for your business is always a scarce task; you want to make sure you’re getting the right person to do the job for you. It’s hard to actually determine this 100% of the time beforehand, therefore trial and run tests are executed to see their capabilities and performance. Have you ever wondered what you aren’t seeing though? Much too often, companies don’t even recognize the disloyalty of their employees. A recent study has shown that almost one in three employees are actually “truly loyal” -whatever that might mean.

Are you, as an employer, fully aware of what goes on when you aren’t around? It’s shocking to find out how much time in the workplace is actually wasted by hired employees. Continue reading Employers Advice on Hiring

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Employment Interviewing – Part Art, Part Science, All Preparation

Employment Interviewing - Part Art, Part Science, All Preparation

Take a trip without your GPS? – Maybe

Give a speech to the board of directors without preparation? – Never

Interview an employment candidate without knowing ALL aspects of the position – TOO OFTEN

Recently coaching a firm’s President who was about to interview a candidate for what is characterized as the #2 position in this 150 person manufacturing firm. Continue reading Employment Interviewing – Part Art, Part Science, All Preparation

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“Grow” Good Employees

Anyone who has ever developed a garden knows there are certain things that need to be done to grow a good crop. You have to start out with fertile soil. You have to water the seeds and ensure they get sufficient sunlight. To help the vegetables grow, you have to weed out the unwanted plants that are taking nutrients away from the crop.

In terms of an organisation and its employees, this same concept applies. Continue reading “Grow” Good Employees

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Ask Questions For Better Coaching

Ask Questions For Better Coaching

A frontline supervisor is tasked with the management of his or her employees. Management involves shaping their behaviour. Some employees are top performers; others need a bit more help achieving optimum performance. In either case, communication regarding behaviour is necessary. After all, you want to give positive reinforcement to the good employee and provide corrective feedback to the poor performer. Continue reading Ask Questions For Better Coaching

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Contract Employees and Temp Workers – Sexually Harassed, Stressed, and Second Class Citizens

Contract Employees and Temp Workers - Sexually Harassed, Stressed, and Second Class Citizens

As of 2005, about 4.1 percent of the U.S. workforce-5.7 million American workers-held a temporary position, according to the most recent data available from the Current Population Survey. As budgets drop and workloads rise, this trend is rising; there were 250,000 temp workers on U.S. Continue reading Contract Employees and Temp Workers – Sexually Harassed, Stressed, and Second Class Citizens

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What You Should Know About Reputation Management

What You Should Know About Reputation Management

When you are running your business, your reputation is worth a lot. A few mistakes or unpleasant customers can really run havoc on your reputation online and in your town. Avoid this issue and keep your reputation in good standing with these simple and helpful reputation management tips and tricks.

One of the primary ways you can manage your reputation is to claim your business brand online and take charge of the content about you. Continue reading What You Should Know About Reputation Management

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