Archive | December, 2013

The Why And How Of Employee Onboarding/Orientation: It’s More Important Than You Think

Employee Orientation More Important Than You Think By Robert Bacal Here’s a short article, originally published in the Robert Bacal Work911 Article Library, to help both managers and human resource professionals think a bit more about employee orientation, why it is so important to both employee retention and productivity, and how to go about it. We would […]

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The Push and Pull of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement involves both push and pull. The push part of engagement is our effort, focus, concentration, and contribution to a specific element or block of engagement. The pull part of engagement is how an element or block engages us or pulls us towards it. For example, I take 10 minutes to recognize a few […]

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Opening the Communication Floodgates

Regardless of whatever leadership theory (or theories) you subscribe to, no one questions that effective leaders have good two-way communications skills.  They have to have the ability to both get their ideas across and be able to create an environment where others can share theirs. There are probably as many approaches to communication as there […]

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The Employee Engagement Awards for 2013

First Annual Employee Engagement Awards   The 7 Awards Winners – 2013  From the 6200 Member Employee Engagement Network   Here are the 7 award winners in employee engagement for 2013 as chosen by the Employee Engagement Network. Each winner will receive a certificate, a 2013 Canadian coin prize, and a copy of People Artistry […]

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How System Thinking Changes How One Does Performance Reviews and Improving Performance

How System Thinking Changes How One Does Performance Reviews and Improving Performance By Robert Bacal Implications Of System Thinking for Your Performance Reviews The most important implication for conducting performance reviews is this: if your goal is to improve performance and the ability of your employees to contribute to the company goals and the goals […]

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Employee Engagement Made Simple

Employee Engagement One Day at a Time (Reading time: 1 minute) Engage each day. Accept the invitation to engage at work every day. Engage daily with specific results that matter to you and the organization. Engage with the key performances that will achieve your results. Engage fully each day with progress while minimizing and managing setbacks. […]

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