Employee Attrition Vs. Employee Turnover: What to Do About Both
Losing employees can be costly for your business and stressful for your HR department, management team, and other team members who have to take on the workload they’ve left behind. There are different reasons why an employee might leave your organization, but those reasons will usually fall under two main categories—employee attrition and employee turnover. […]
7 Tips for Addressing Employee Performance Problems
When things aren’t going great with a new (or even a seasoned) employee, it may not be fun to address their performance problem, but letting it slide isn’t doing them or you any favors. There are times when it is clear that you, as a manager, need to step in. For example, Frank has neglected […]
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 […]