Tag Archives | Human Resources

Employee Suggestion Programs – What Works. What Doesn’t By Robert Bacal

Anatomy Of A Successful Employee Suggestion Program We have talked to several organizations that have introduced employee suggestion programs to make use of the knowledge and skills of employees with respect to reducing wasted work, or increasing productivity and efficiency. Unfortunately, the track record of these programs is not great. Some of the comments received […]

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Weighing In On The Future of Human Resources (HR)

Is Human Resources In A State Of Transition? Human resource departments have always been in a difficult position in organizations. They are charged with responsibility for designing and enforcing various policies (.e.g. performance management, sexual harrassment, etc. ) but lack the LINE AUTHORITY over those who’s cooperation they need to make those policies work. Human resource […]

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Why Employee Engagement Fails: Companies Do NOT Control Variables That Control Engagement By Robert Bacal

Since the popularization of employee engagement as a concept, there have been countless research reports that “track” employee engagement across companies, across countries, and across industries on a quarterly basis. Despite the huge investments of time and money, the results have been disappointing. On aggregate, employee engagement hasn’t improved. There are good reasons for this. […]

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Exit Interview Mini-Guide By Robert Bacal

If you are NOT doing exit interviews for staff who are leaving, you are missing out on a wealth of important information about how you can improve your company. While this article is written primarily for managers, HR folks will find it useful in both justifying the time it takes do do exist interviews, and the questions and information you should be using and soliciting. It appeared originally at: http://work911.com/articles/exit.htm

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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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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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Human Resource Policies: ANTI-Bullying, PRO-Respectful Workplace?

Human Resource Policies: Anti-Bullying Or Pro-Civil Workplace? Human resources departments are usually the nexus point for creating policy, and are usually responsible for drafting workplace anti-bullying policies. As our awareness and sensitivity has increased, more companies have or will continue to create anti-bullying policies. But should they? On one level, I think we’d all agree […]

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