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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 …

Moving Away from Stacked Rankings? Think of Your Employees as Professional Athletes

Today’s guest post is authored by Petter Andersson, global HR executive, talent development leader and consultant. He is a global thought leader in the field of organizational and talent development with more than 20 years of multinational experience in numerous HR executive, business and consulting roles. Moving away from annual ratings and rankings might spark …

News You Might Have Missed – September 5

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. 4 Essential Things All Great Managers Do Whether you just became a supervisor or have been managing employees for years, leading a diverse team is difficult. Our Chief Engagement Officer, Andee Harris talked, …

Analyze THIS: What HR Experts Shared in August

HR managers are busy. When your day job is all-consuming, it’s not always easy to find the time to read about the latest and greatest management strategies that could benefit your team. What’s even more difficult is then uncovering the best ways to incorporate those ideas into your existing processes in a time- and budget-conscious …

Why Every Employee Should Act Like It’s the First Day of School

The start of the school year brings special excitement – opening up a new notebook to write on the first page, establishing a new social circle and learning from new teachers. It’s an opportunity to re-invent yourself as an individual, friend and student. Once we’ve graduated and started our careers, we might feel that we …

News You Might Have Missed – August 22

Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. How to Make the Most of Mid-Year Reviews It’s summertime, which means it’s also mid-year review season. But are bi-annual reviews enough for your employees? Gartner reported that frequent feedback can boost performance …