Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were and what your new teachers were like (stickler for rules or laid-back and fun)? That’s not even considering all the social issues that arise such as who would be in your class and where you … [Read more...]

Grow Your Own Talent Pool

So let’s say there is a skills gap in your company. If budgets allow, your first inclination might be to hire someone from outside the company to close that gap. After all, there are some people who know how to look great on “paper”, and a stunning resume can make any company leader salivate over the potential of hiring a “rock star” … [Read more...]

Making Your Workplace Great(er)

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Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers – Stephen CoveyIn Reader’ Digest a story is told of a factory worker who refused to sign up for group insurance. The problem was no policy could be issued until all employees signed up. Yet he held out stubbornly. The foreman begged him to sign; the shop foreman … [Read more...]

Three Compensation Innovations that Will Change Your Culture

That which is compensated, is motivated.  Nothing more, nothing less.Between my speaking and consulting, I have many opportunities to compare comp plans and the resulting corporate cultures they create.  If you want to have a strong customer service culture, for example, you'll need to aim all compensation plans at achieving it.  If you want to … [Read more...]