Early in my career, I worked for a company that thought focus groups were the end-all-be-all of employee engagement. If we could get 8 or so of our 200 employees to dialogue and offer up their opinions for improvement, we thought we were really doing something special. What we often found was that when we took those suggestions […]
Imagine the pain of waking up one day and discovering the world had passed you by. Truly, consider the agony of believing you had been doing a good job and realizing you hadn’t. The brutality of the sinking awareness that you’re overpaid and are unlikely to find another job that pays even remotely close to […]
Wow, four years ago I put out the call for contributors to join this journey with me on this thing called Performance I Create or better known as PIC (as we have evolved over the years). We started out with a small group and slowly built the contributor base and the readership. With the fifteen […]
We are proud to present this guest post by Kate Bischoff, a friend and professional colleague of PIC contributor Tiffany Kuehl. You can find Kate’s bio at the bottom of the post. So as it turns out, I’m intimidating and expensive – at least to HR professionals anyway. I’m an employment lawyer, and no matter how […]
Today’s guest post is from Shane Whelan at the ULearn School. Choosing the correct career path is something many of us agonize about throughout school and college. While there are those that have identified their route and end goal from an early age, there are also a large portion of students who struggle with such […]
Today’s post is from guest blogger Wes Houston. You can find Wes’ bio at the bottom of the post. Employee Assessments Benefit Both Worker and Supervisor Employee assessments benefit both employee and supervisor. The employee realizes information about themselves, not previously realized and they give managers insight into the employee’s mindset. This provides a foundation […]
How often do you think about self-doubt? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? NEVER? (If never, perhaps, kudos to you!) Self-doubt is a powerful thing. It affects everything from our personal relationships to our work performance. It makes us believe that we are not good enough as Person X, Y, or Z. It imposes mental blocks that often go unnoticed. Maybe it’s time to overcome our own self-doubt!
By now you’ve seen or heard the interview with Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, stating that they are increasing the benefit in their college tuition plan. Schultz says that, “By giving our employees partners (see what he did there) access to four years of full tuition coverage, we provide them with a critical tool for a […]
Zombie shows and movies are pretty popular right now. If you’re not familiar, the stories are usually about survivors from an epidemic where a virus of some sort causes the dead to reanimate and stagger and lumber about trying to eat the living. Kinda like HR… Well, HR programs anyway. How often have you seen […]
If you turn on the news or pickup the latest edition of the newspaper, it is very easy to become jaded with people in general simply because unfortunately, media has a tendency to only focus on the negative. So it is not surprising when that same negative thinking enters the workplace. As such, scrutinization of […]
Can you believe March is already coming to a close? Heck, it seems like we were just bringing in the new year yesterday and tomorrow is April Fools Day. March wrapped a good month for us here at Performance I Create with regard to content. In the event you missed one of our posts this […]
Regardless of the corner you turn in today’s business world, you are likely to hear the word strategy. Strategy this, strategy that. And when you really dig into what the strategy is, you sometimes run into two conundrums: Either no one can tell you what the strategy is; Or, it is such a hodgepodge that […]
Communication is Critical Communication strategies, systems and practices play a major role in high-performance workplaces. How you collect and process this information can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your business. A comprehensive communications strategy can give you a significant competitive advantage in your efforts to build and maintain positive employee relations. When […]
Imagine the positive power we would obtain if we simply…changed our minds.
Pop quiz hot shot. You and your friend are going out to a huge party. They come out of the bedroom with this HIDIOUS, unflattering outfit that they just paid way too much for. I mean body parts are hanging out of all the wrong places, the color is completely wrong and outdated, the fit […]