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What Do the NFL and Your New Hire Experience Have in Common?

By John Whyte, Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian

Football fans joke that in August, everybody is undefeated. We can all point to a great draft, a new coach, or a favorable schedule as reasons why this is our year. The same can be said of new hires at the onset of a new job – they’ve found a fresh, innovative company, they love the location, maybe there’s a pay raise or a great new boss. Let’s parallel the different phases of the NFL season with the experiences of a new hire and see what lessons there are to learn. Read more

Social media at work: Managing its use among workers

social media blogIn this day and age, it is necessary for businesses to have an online presence. When leveraged correctly, social media can – and should – be used as an effective marketing tool. It is fast becoming a popular platform on which companies connect and interact with customers, employees and stakeholders. And while social media is undoubtedly a useful channel for external, customer-facing initiatives, managing its use among individual employees can be a bit more complicated. Read more

3 Simple Ways to Reignite Engagement in Performance Management

By Maren Hogan, Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media

Employers today know employee engagement is at the root of a high performing workforce. Engaged employees are more productive, satisfied, innovative and loyal. But with seemingly countless resources and suggestions for engaging employees, knowing what actually works and what is just a current management fad is challenging. A few years ago, everyone was advocating snacks, the Pomodoro method and the OREO approach to feedback. Today, managers are expected to conform to different and changing standards.

While an in-house masseuse may have some bearing on employee engagement, smart managers engage employees in ways that immerse them in their job and impact the bottom line. Essentially, killing two management birds with one tactical stone. That’s what these three performance management tips do. Read more

5 tips for having tough conversations with employees about performance

disengaged employee

In an ideal world, every employee you hired would work out perfectly, and there would never be a reason to sit down and have one of those tough conversations. Unfortunately, sometimes employees don’t perform up to the levels you expect – and when that happens, those conversations are necessary.   Read more

4 steps to transform your performance management process

performance managementBy Kevin Thompson, VP of Professional Services, Ceridian

It’s that time of year, the annual performance review!  We’ve all had them, the grueling session where you and your manager try desperately to remember what you did last year.  Or maybe you are one of the many who have no idea how you are doing; you just receive a note with your new raise in it.  Many of us have been pondering this annual ritual and thinking to ourselves, there has to be something better.  The traditional process of: Read more

4 reasons why employees sometimes struggle with manager feedback

employee feedbackGreat managers aren’t content just to have their staff members crank out the same work over and over again, week after week and month after month. They want improvement. They’re looking to constantly follow up with their employees, find out what’s working, maximize those strengths and minimize their weaknesses as well. Read more

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