Friday Feature: HR Conferences

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We have wrapped another week and it is finally Friday! This Friday, we thought we would share with you the HR conferences that are coming up this year. Here we go: April 23-25 2012 Virginia SHRM State Conference “HR2aT” Visit the website for conference details:  http://shrmva.org April 25 – 27 2012 Tri-State HR Conference “HR’s […]

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You’re Not Winning an Oscar

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I’ve worked with leaders for years. Quite honestly its a privilege to have a job that provides support to people in some of the most tense situations in the workplace. Through the countless hours of meetings however, I’ve noticed that because so many leaders are perfectionists they believe they need to memorize each word and […]

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Team Types and Training Programs

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This weekend I spent some time catching up on Daniel Crosby’s organizational blog – IncBlog. I enjoy reading Daniel’s posts because he presents some smart, out-of-the-box thinking, makes you go hmm, content. One post that intrigued me was The Four Types of Teams – What’s Yours? which speaks about the four team types and the team’s […]

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Training by Numbers

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People who know me in the workplace quickly find out that I enjoy numbers and data. I enjoy numbers because they provide you a picture of what is going on. However, I also understand that the initial picture you obtain with numbers is just that – it is the initial picture. Making decisions simply based […]

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The Secret Ingredient in Performance Management

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We hear a lot about the sad state of the performance appraisal process:  It’s broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant.  Some of that is probably true.  I’ve heard many suggestions ranging from the extreme of having DAILY performance meetings, to the opposite extreme where companies do not have any type of appraisal process. Some companies […]

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Friday Feature: Employee Financial Wellness, Training on Zero Budget, and Reasons to Engage Your Employees

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We have wrapped another week and it is finally Friday! We love Fridays here at Performance I Create because we get to share with you content we have found throughout the week. So let’s get started: Employee Financial Wellness Ben Eubanks provides us some discussion around employee financial wellness and that organizations need to bring […]

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Exiting Stage Left

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2011 and 2012 have had some breakthrough of job openings within organizations. Subsequently, many people have moved on to bigger and better opportunities or in other words, exited stage left. Ultimately, people are leaving organizations for several reasons: Not happy with their job or organization Lack of a challenge in current position Seeking more money Took a pay cut or demotion […]

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Friday Feature: Pre-Employment Assessments, Miracle Workers, ROI, & Wellness Incentives

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We have wrapped another week and it is finally Friday! We love Fridays here at Performance I Create because we get to share with you content we have found throughout the week. So let’s get started: Companies Increase Wellness Incentive Dollars SHRM article that details the results of a recent survey indicating that companies will […]

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

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I’ve read articles, heard speakers, listened to webinars, and spent many hours dealing with the issue of “fit” in the workplace. It seems to me that fit is easier to recognize when it’s perfect or when it’s really not there at all. When it’s perfect everything seems to work well…challenges are met with a unified effort, and […]

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A Good Trainer Is…

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Over the years, I have had heard and seen pros and cons to different trainers, facilitators, and presenters. Some of those items include: Pros Engaging Interactive Humorous Storyteller Fun Cons Boring Reads to me Non-engaging Doesn’t know the material they are presenting Attempts to be humorous, but goes terribly wrong These are just some easy […]

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