Employee Ghosting is a Real Thing…and It's Our Fault (But here's how to fix it)

Type the term “employee ghosting” into Google, and you’ll end up with 166,000 results, most of which take the angle that a phenomenon once reserved for the dating game has, somehow, snuck up on business and permeated our unsuspecting, open-plan offices like the stench of a rotting corpse. In truth, employee ghosting has been going … Read moreEmployee Ghosting is a Real Thing…and It's Our Fault (But here's how to fix it)

The Onboarding Failures That Are Costing You Big

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Finding (and keeping) great employees is consistently listed as a top concern of business owners. In fact, a recent study indicates anywhere between 10-25% of new employees jump ship within their first six months on the job. That’s a frustrating and expensive prospect on both sides of the coin, and one which could be greatly … Read moreThe Onboarding Failures That Are Costing You Big

If This Is How You Handle Employee Performance, You're Doing it Wrong

The Employee Performance Problem Ask any well-meaning manager what an employee performance appraisal should accomplish, and you’ll usually hear answers along the lines of: “to categorize the organization, improve employee performance and boost motivation.” While these are all critical aims for an organization if the answer to how they currently accomplish this is through an … Read moreIf This Is How You Handle Employee Performance, You're Doing it Wrong

The Hidden Profit Centre in Your Business

Think HR has no bearing on profitability? Think again… Having long been denounced as nothing more than a cost centre and a necessary part of doing business, the people management aspects of an organization (specifically HR) have been overlooked as an integral component of the profit structure of an organization. The link, however, is a … Read moreThe Hidden Profit Centre in Your Business

Team Alignment: Profit Sharing

Your employees don’t have to be owners to share in ownership thinking – in fact, ownership thinking can be critical to the success of your company. Profit sharing can be a good way of creating transparency and ownership – but it’s not for every organization. See when and how this tool can work for you … Read moreTeam Alignment: Profit Sharing

How to Structure Training With Your Team

It’s a well-known fact that if you grow your people, you will grow your business – but how exactly do you raise the level of thinking to achieve those ends? Here are a few simple ways to boost the level of thinking in your key employees which will allow for desired growth.

The One Recruitment Mistake You're Probably Making (And How to Fix It)

It’s been said that “Variety is the spice of life”. In business, this is true on a number of fronts, from investment to technology—but never does it ring truer than in the people we choose to surround ourselves with via our recruitment process. Unfortunately, in the process of hiring, many business owners are inadvertently surrounding … Read moreThe One Recruitment Mistake You're Probably Making (And How to Fix It)

4 Tips For Hiring Great People

Business Owners often say: It’s so hard to find good people… Good People say: “It’s so hard to find good jobs”. So, where’s the disconnect coming from? Just like your ideal customers are looking for companies that can help them solve their problems, your ideal job candidates are looking for the same thing. Only their … Read more4 Tips For Hiring Great People

Unlocking Employee Potential Using the Keys You Already Have

Unlocking employee potential is easier than you might think. When we run team alignment days to help clients with their business strategy, we coach the team through some principles that form the foundation for great teamwork. One particular exercise we run is a survival scenario, which has a byproduct of unlocking employee potential you may … Read moreUnlocking Employee Potential Using the Keys You Already Have

How To Make Pressure Work For You

There is a balance point where pressure changes from positive to negative and there is also a point where pressure becomes ineffective. Knowing what these points are for you and your sales team in critical in achieving sustained levels of high performance.