Five Easy to Miss Signs of Employee Stress
Everyone knows what stress on the job looks like. You can spot it from a mile away. Stressed employees are the ones shouting or locked in a bathroom stall, crying. They’re difficult to work with, and they snap at customers and coworkers. And, they tell you. You can’t walk by without them announcing, “I’m soooo […]
Retention Strategies for Your Red Zone Employees
The Great Recession threw a lot of workers for a big loop, but folks are feeling confident again, and turnover remains on the rise. For sure, not all turnover is bad turnover. Organizations the world over have employees that “the powers that be” wish would just leave already. However, this article isn’t about those employees. […]
How Can a Strengths-Based Culture Help Your Business?
You’ve likely heard the newest workplace buzz around strengths-based cultures. But what exactly is that? What it's not is how physically fit your employees are, but an atmosphere that relies less on the hierarchy of function and more on teams that are flexible and goal driven. These teams can continually change, adapt, form or reform […]
What is Your Love (Work) Language?
Using Personality to Break Down Communication Barriers at Work You’ve probably heard of The Five Love Languages, a bestselling relationship book by Gary Chapman. In it, he talks about better ways of engaging with your romantic partner based on how you each express yourself romantically and by understanding each other’s needs. Some people really like […]
The New Rules of Employee Retention
What are the true costs of bad employee turnover? First, a definition: Bad turnover is when productive employees leave your workplace long before they’ve exhausted their value. These employees have more to contribute to your organization, but they’re decided to take those potential contributions elsewhere. Sure, no one is irreplaceable, and you’ll likely (eventually) find […]
5 Surefire Ways to Demotivate Top Performing Employees
The funny thing about top performers is that while they rarely need external motivation, the wrong kind of management will quickly result in serious demotivation. Also noteworthy: these folks tend to be politically savvy enough to hide the worst of their frustration from their managers. Instead, one day they’ll just up and give notice, thanking […]