Category: Encouraging Employees

In the human resources profession as in all aspects of business, the end of one focus is marked by the beginning of another.   For the last five years, corporations and organizations have been scrambling to deal with abysmally low job “engagement” percentages of employees and managers alike.   Ever since the Gallup Employee Engagement […]

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One of the biggest time-wasters for any team is a task that they do only rarely. When it crops up with an urgent tag attached to it, they are ill-prepared to handle it quickly as part of their efficient routine.   Ensuring that your team has apps that cover most tasks is one way to […]

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When you have to bring together team members who work in virtual offices away from your main center of operations, you need to focus attention on the efficiency of the tools provided if your teams are going to communicate effectively and produce optimally.   Here are four things your team needs to be able to […]

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More and more human resources professionals are using people analytics as part of their recruitment process, but did you know these same programs can be used to help build effective teams?   People analytics, in this context, refers to making people management decisions based on data.   Here are 3 ways you can make your […]

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In the workplace prior to the digital age, Murphy’s Law (if something can go wrong, it will) and Parkinson’s Law (work expands to fill the time allotted to it) were often cited as reasons why projects were late or off track.   But since the dawn of digital, if a project isn’t delivered on time, […]

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Sometimes a change of perspective is a breath of fresh air about an issue.   Take collaboration in the workplace.   It is often considered an employee issue, and the focus is on finding ways for workers to share and work better as teams.   In reality, it is a leadership issue.   Workers are […]

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Your company was one of the first off the mark to embrace the philosophy of collaboration in the workplace.   They fostered the culture; they built the teams strategically.   A lot of talk happened. There were many, many meetings. Days and months passed. In the end, projects fell behind schedule and very little actual […]

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A team of remote workers spread over 3 states and two countries are intently working on a project, sharing Skype screens to illustrate their progress since the last meeting.   Another cross-department team is staying up to date using text messages services and another is holding a video conference to share their input on the […]

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While your company is mired in discussions about whether mobile learning, eLearning or classroom seminars works best to train employees, which one is less expensive to offer, and how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for employee development, most of your workers are circumventing you and going out and learning what they feel to know. […]

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Regardless of whether you are delivering training material through a seminar, eLearning system, webinar or mobile learning, getting your staff fully engaged in the learning process remains a challenge.   Here are 6 ways to get higher engagement from course participants.   1. Gather feedback before you start.  Consult with employees, formally or informally, and […]

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