Ways to be Productive during your Downtime at Work

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View downtime, whether planned or unplanned, as positive and turn it into a productive period from which you can benefit. ? Organized Space Improved organization means increased productivity at work! Career Development Use downtime for career development or for self-improvement.

September 12 Carnival of HR

True Faith HR

Chris Young at the Rainmaker Group asks " Employee Engagement: Just How Screwed Up Is Your Team ?" Our own HR Minion, Shauna Moerke, examines career transitions and queries " Who Do You Want To be Tomorrow ?" At Insight, Nancy Saperstone looks at " Office Politics that Work - Improve Employee Productivity." At Upstart HR, Ben Eubanks examines the " Benefits of Team Building." Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of HR.

The Art of Matchmaking Blog Series: Step 5 – Career Mapping and Succession planning

HR Management

The Art of Matchmaking Blog Series: Step 5 – Career Mapping and Succession planning. Successful organizations have focused their talent management activities such as attraction, recruiting, hiring, onboarding, performance management, employee development, team building, and succession planning into a strategic workforce plan. This long-term strategy; aligned with organizational goals seeks to optimize business processes, people development, and productivity.

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer

Stratus

Here’s where to start: Provide digital paperwork so that new employees can complete all new hire paperwork before ever coming to work, allowing their first day on the job to be productive. Career development and training. Develop employees with trainings and opportunities to position them for future growth. Create team building opportunities to help employees engage with each other. Develop termination policies and procedures to help reduce risks.

4 Employee Engagement Ideas That Boost Morale

Pingboard

Research shows a strong link between engagement and a range of positive performance outcomes such as higher productivity, lower turnover, and greater profitability. Team Building. People value a sense of belonging and knowing they have the support of their team behind them.

What Happens When Employee Motivation Is Low

EmployeeConnect

It’s important to tackle the issue before it becomes too deep and has the time to impact negatively other team members. Lower productivity and performance. No Career Development Prospect. Sometimes, all you need is one demotivated employee to lead the pack and affect the rest of the team. Demotivation is a real obstacle to building efficient work relationships that are productive and constructive. Lower individual productivity.

The Cost of Not Training Is Higher Than You Think

Workplace Coach

Low functioning teams and disunited teams project an atmosphere that costs customers. Lack of safety training costs accidents, failed inspections, lost production, lawsuits, and reputation. Lack of anti-harassment or discrimination training costs lost production, litigation, reputation, and culture. High functioning teams produce more and cost less. In a downturned economy, workers gravitate to opportunities for training and career development.

Manager and Employee Relationships: The Importance of Mentorship

Achievers

Of course you want to elicit high-level productivity from your team, but your fastest route to success is to offer something back to the people who work for you. Mentoring Builds Employee Alignment. Mentorship Is About Building Relationships.

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10 Factors Leading To Employee Burnout

Get Hppy

In a recent survey , HR managers and leaders admit that employee burnout is a threat to building a happy, engaged and productive workforce. Career stagnation. That means, almost 70% of employees find no opportunities for career growth or skill improvement in their companies.

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the abc’s of managing generations x, y and z

O.C. Tanner

As a manager, I’ve begun to recognize that the people on my team are having an experience with me, much like the customer experience I work so hard to understand and improve. Unifying a team demands common ground and well-defined expectations.

How to Prevent Employee Engagement Drop-Off

Pingboard

A business is only as good as the team that’s working behind the scenes to get the job done. Disengaged employees are not only less productive, but they’re also more likely to jump ship for a role with a new organization. Building Relationships.

Four ways to motivate your multi-generational team

Ceridian

Business leaders can be challenged to keep employees engaged – with each other, with their teams, and with the company itself. And the friction can increase when work patterns bring together employees of differing ages in constantly changing teams.

How to Implement a New Performance Management Plan

Rise

Here’s how to establish a robust performance management process for your teams and employees, with a focus on the continual development of your people’s performance. Do you want to strengthen your teams? Launch your new product feature on time?

Motivation in the Workplace – Top 13 Simple Ways to boost it

CuteHR

Here are some tips to help keep you and your team motivated day in and out. Each step along that road should be a measurable goal; that way, your team members can see what they need to accomplish to the very end. Unfortunately, your team members may not be aware of this fact.

5 Actionable Ways to Build Great Work Relationships & Improve Company Culture

Zenefits

Good work relationships have been identified as a key building-block of a strong company culture. Well-being is highly correlated with employee engagement – a key factor in everything from productivity to profitability. Learning how relationships influence employees and company culture helps business leaders better model and encourage relationship-building within their own organizations. Related: How Company Culture is Directly Linked to Employee Productivity.

How to Attract and Nurture Top Female Talent

EngagementMultiplier

A future of equal pay, benefits that enable caregivers to pursue their careers, and company cultures that nurture all employees. While your Engaged Purpose communicates to your team what your company does and why, including the positive transformation you’re trying to create within your company and out in the world, your Values tell the story of how you’ll get there. Invite your team to tell you what values they see, and what values they’d like to see.

Top concerns that keep Mid-Sized Business Owners up at night

Unicorn HRO

This can be costly, requires time, can affect the company’s ability to focus on workplace goals, and affects productivity. Examples of the most common employee engagement strategies include attractive benefit packages, team building, addressing workplace culture, and supporting employee career development within the organization.

Tomorrow’s Leadership Trends: Bridging the Global Generation Gap in Human Resources

HR Daily Advisor

Of course, digitalization is on everyone’s lips—creating and scaling business outcomes by enabling employees with technology, from social media and virtual team-building to robotic innovations. I’ve taught them a bit of programming, and now we have something of a team.

How to Overcome Government Performance Management Challenges

AvilarHR

On paper, it looks like the federal government has the right formula for performance management – an ongoing cycle of planning, monitoring, developing, rating and rewarding employee performance. Supervisor competencies for monitoring employee and team performance include: Communicate Clearly.

How BAE Systems Uses High-Potential Development As a Catalyst for Professional Growth and Retention

i4cp

The company delivers products and services that span electronic systems, maritime and land platforms, intelligence and support services, munitions, cyber-security, and other areas. To remain a premier company in today’s national security marketplace, BAE Systems needs to ensure it develops and—importantly—retains its high-potential talent. Assigned teams collaborate to research and recommend. Teams have the direct ear of management. BAE Systems Inc., the U.S.

Employee Management: The Secret To Building A Great Company Culture

Paycor

But on the other hand, businesses that develop–and commit to–a strategy to engage employees and build happy, productive teams create a positive workplace culture and improve key performance outcomes across the board.

10 companies with great learning and development opportunities (part two)

CultureAmp

After sharing our original list of 10 companies with great learning and development programs, we wanted to keep the recognition going. Learning and development programs can be presented as lunch and learns, training sessions, online courses, and many opportunities in between.

Meaningful Managerial Relationships In The Workplace: The Essentials

Women of HR

Employees need to stay happy and productive in order to keep the business alive. Plus, relationships are what build better workplace culture. Below are five ways managers and employees can build healthy relationships. Have employees within each team or department appreciate each other through their own nominations. An employer should build good rapport with the employees where they feel comfortable, not scared or intimidated.

14 Essential Team Management Skills for First-Time Managers

SnackNation

14 Essential Team Management Skills for First-Time Managers. That’s right—while your existing skills earned you a promotion, you’re going to need a whole new set of team management skills if you really want to excel in your new role and inspire your direct reports to do their best work.

How to Nail a Great Internship

45 Things

Instead of being left to staple reports or perform other trivial tasks, Abbott interns are given real-world experience that can include being involved in product launches, helping with production or building a computer network, she says. "We

10 Ways To Keep A Happy And Healthy Workforce

SAP Innovation

A company that keeps its workforce happy has the significant benefits of increased productivity, creativity, reduced turnover, and an improved bottom line. An open communication channel between employer and employee will allow for a more productive working environment. Build trust.

10 companies with great learning and development opportunities (part two)

CultureAmp

After sharing our original list of 10 companies with great learning and development programs, we wanted to keep the recognition going. Learning and development programs can be presented as lunch and learns, training sessions, online courses, and many opportunities in between.

Are We On The Same Page? Critical Skills For The Future Workplace #EWS2015

Women of HR

According to the study, it’s skills such as problem-solving, strategic thinking, team building, the ability to understand and interpret data, and evolving technology expertise that employers believe are going to be most important going forward. Are we providing ample training & development opportunities, whether they be offered internally or externally? Do we utilize tools such as talent review processes, career development planning, or individual development plans?

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25 Employee Engagement Activities To Reinvent Your Workforce

Vantage Circle

They are great team members. For building an effective “Employee of the month” program: Set up parameters and rules: Treat the program as a friendly competition. Decide on what basis will you select the employees: Staying late doesn’t mean being more productive.

25 Employee Engagement Activities To Reinvent Your Workforce

Vantage Circle

They are great team members. For building an effective “Employee of the month” program: Set up parameters and rules: Treat the program as a friendly competition. Decide on what basis will you select the employees: Staying late doesn’t mean being more productive.

HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software

WhoKnows

To qualify for inclusion in the Employee Engagement category, a product must: Enable users to conduct employee pulse surveys to gauge employee satisfaction. It empowers teams across the world to recognize and reward one another for the great work they do day in, and day out.

Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. When survey takers were asked if they expect to face shortages of talent in areas that will impact their productivity or success, the majority (71.4%) answered “Yes.”