Using Feedback for Employee Growth

Using Feedback for Employee Growth

Just as a plant needs sunlight and water, our teams need support and effective feedback to grow personally and professionally. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to provide our teams with the tools to aid them in their ongoing development. However, many leaders...

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Pandemic Lessons on Leading a Team Through Crisis

Pandemic Lessons on Leading a Team Through Crisis

Companies often say they greatly value their employees. While it’s easy to throw that language around when things are going smoothly, the dedication to prioritizing our teams matters most when things are difficult. Here are a few things that our managers learned while leading our teams through crisis.

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Advice for the Newly-Promoted Leader

Advice for the Newly-Promoted Leader

There’s an old leadership parable that says, “He who thinks he leads but has no followers is only taking a walk.” It isn’t enough to simply claim to be a leader; it’s a responsibility and privilege that must be earned through consistent, hard work and a strong embodiment of core values…

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Overtime and Employee Productivity

Overtime and Employee Productivity

When we think about managing overtime in our organizations, we typically think of it in financial terms. We consider issues like how much we are spending on overtime, how that cost compares with hiring additional staff, or the way unplanned absences impact that overtime number. While those are critical issues, there is another that needs our attention: the impact that overtime might have on employee productivity.

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Employee Engagement

The Uncomfortable Truth About Employee Engagement

We’ve all seen it so many times that we've come to expect it: Employees show up, go through the motions, perform their job functions, but display little to no enthusiasm for their work. While it isn’t unusual, it’s surprisingly common. A survey by Gallup found that...

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Navigating the New Overtime Rules

Navigating the New Overtime Rules

As we saw in our last post, The Department of Labor’s overtime requirements will change January 1, 2020. Employees whose annual salary falls between the old level of $23,660 and the new threshold of $35,568 per year, will need to either be reclassified as non-exempt...

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