Why Companies Lose Talent, and How to Stop Turnover

Employee turnover is a perennial problem for companies operating within any industry. It can often be a particularly frustrating issue for employers because it is far from clear what the causes are that are leading employees to jump ship and look for opportunities elsewhere. While there are undoubtedly idiosyncrasies regarding each employee’s decision to leave… Read More »

Best Ways to Manage an Underperforming Employee

You spend a great deal of time, effort and money recruiting and training employees, and except in cases related to serious issues of misconduct, coaching is almost always well worth consideration.  Before you begin, however, consider why employees might be underperforming. Employees Underperform for Three Main Reasons  Employees typically do not set out to underperform. … Read More »

Simple Steps You Can Take to Recognize Team Accomplishments

Favorable recognition is something almost everyone values and appreciates, and something managers want to do right.  While it may involve awards and recognition, it must not discourage other employees.  So what is the right way to do it? When You Manage a Team, Be Inclusive to All Your team might be large—say 20 or more… Read More »

Lets Talk: Easy Methods to Improve Business Communication

Communicating in a business setting is multi-faceted.  It may involve speaking directly to staff and clients or it may require written communication.  It requires a combination of skills and appropriate word choices.  Whether a spoken or written reply is appropriate, good listening is always an important starting point.   In fact, according to the University of… Read More »