Andrea Weinfurt, Author at HighGround

News You Might Have Missed – October 17

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Remote Work: A Productive Perk Worth Keeping Companies that scale back remote work policies to boost productivity have the wrong idea, our CEO Vip Sandhir tells CIO. Communications Tactics You Should Be Using …

How Transparent Employee Feedback Increases Motivation

One duty of a manager is to create high-performing teams of engaged, happy employees. To do this, great managers use continuous, transparent feedback as a way to drive better performance and also encourage and develop their employees. When talking about feedback, we tend to focus on how it’s delivered. There’s the good – continuous, constructive, …

Going to HR Tech? We Want to See You There

We’re getting ready for HR Technology Conference & Exposition next week Tuesday through Thursday at the Venetian in Las Vegas. In advance of this year’s event, we wanted to give a preview of what you can expect. (Yes, the HR Tech puppies are back.) Here’s the what, the where and when you can do next …

News You Might Have Missed – October 3

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Three Considerations for Delivering Performance Feedback Feedback in the workplace can be a slippery slope. Our recent blog post explores why managers should consider factors like length of tenure, personality type and performance …

Analyze THIS: What HR Experts Shared in September

We’ve featured Meghan M. Biro’s work on Talent Culture previously in this series (in April and in August) and for this month’s post we’re digging a bit deeper. The blog brings together HR practitioners through forums, groups and blog posts to present ideas to improve strategies for recruiting, employee engagement and performance management. What makes …

How to Write a Feedback Survey Perfect for Your Team

Think of the last time you checked out of a hotel, finished a meal at your favorite restaurant or ended a customer service phone call. Chances are a feedback survey immediately followed. Yet, oftentimes these surveys ask irrelevant questions completely unrelated to the experience, leaving you frustrated and unwilling to even respond. For example, “How …

Three Considerations for Delivering Performance Feedback

“You did a great job.” While this bit of employee feedback seems as though it would be helpful – it’s not. Feedback can be a slippery slope. Many things influence how feedback is interpreted by an employee. Determining the best way to help employees improve but also keep morale high is a challenge for managers. …

News You Might Have Missed – September 19

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Who Owns Engagement? Employees or Leaders? Research shows that only one-third of American workers are engaged. Whose job is it to improve engagement – your employees or the leadership team? How to Forget …

What Are You Doing to Build a Diverse Workforce?

In the last few months, workplace diversity has become a regular topic in the news and an urgent priority discussed in boardrooms. As businesses accelerate diversity programs – specifically for women in tech roles — other organizations have stepped up to the plate to offer networking and professional opportunities that would have been unheard of …

Why It’s Important to Give a Bad Employee Good Feedback

If you’ve worked in HR long enough, you’ve had plenty of conversations about “bad employees,” “disengaged workers, “underperformers” and even “bad apples.” Managers often need HR’s help in figuring out what should be done next. But it’s not just about giving a bad employee good feedback, it’s about arming managers with the tools they need …