Tag - employee performance

2 Gamification Hacks for Employee Onboarding Awesomeness

Time and time again, HR professionals struggle with employee onboarding. Programs designed to maximize employee performance and retention, no matter how carefully constructed, very often fall short of the mark. The real reason is not lack of motivation from the employee or lack of willingness from the employer. Instead, it is this flaw of our consciousness: the human brain’s tendency to forget. This blog will shed light upon how to improve employee onboarding using gamification. Employee Onboarding Hacks Whether or not [...]

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Five Questions to Ask Before Terminating a Poor Performer

Its 2 AM, you are up, you cannot sleep.  Your mind is swirling with thoughts of your company’s performance and that one person who is not carrying his weight. What should you do? Begin by taking time to reflect on the following – Is there still value in this work relationship?  Five questions to consider when formulating the answer: Do I think this person can improve their performance?  If not… do I have a quantifiable and objective reason for terminating them?  Unless [...]

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The Impact of Employees’ Health on The Employer

How can employers create a wellness program that improves employees’ health? “Americans don’t leave their increasing waistlines at home; they bring them to work.  And those extra pounds are having serious ramifications relating to health care costs, productivity and morale.” – Robert J. Grossman, HR Magazine, March 2004 The number of people in the American workforce may be shrinking but the size of the average American certainly is not.  According to a 2005 study by Trust in America’s Health, almost 65% – or [...]

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