As originally published on the Business News Daily here. Stand out from the crowd. It's true, millennial workers tend to differ from their older (and younger) colleagues. But contrary to popular depictions, they're not a monolithic group. By defying negative generational stereotypes and living up to positive expectations, millennials can pleasantly surprise their managers, work [...]
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As originally published on the Business News Daily here. As one of the oldest generations in our workforce, Baby Boomers (as well as Generation X) have achieved a lot, and they've had to put up with a lot. Boomers have spent the past 15 years or so adjusting to millennials — figuring out why they [...]
As originally published on the Business News Daily here. While managers will tell you that they want the best person for the job when hiring, the reality is that when a resume comes across a manager’s desk and contains all the required experience and more, the best person suddenly means the person with the most [...]
As originally published on the Business News Daily here. No one enjoys doing busy work, and it makes employees feel unimportant. Businesses should make the most of their resources and ensure workers are doing tasks that help the company's end goals. "Busy work is defined as tasks that team members do that do not bring [...]
As originally published on the Business News Daily here. There is an evident difference between a leader and a boss, and the way they make those below them feel. Do they abuse their power to intimidate workers, or do they lead by example? The latter is key to managing a healthy, happy team. "In today's [...]
As originally published on the Business News Daily here. "At best, it can engage and retain women and people of color in the workplace, but at worst, it can backfire and reinforce stereotypes," Bezrukova said in a statement. Diversity training is a great idea for any business, but it needs to be carried out responsibly. [...]
Technology has forever changed the way work gets done. Today’s highly connected employees can work any time from anywhere. Working remotely continues to increase with about 43% of US workers working remotely at least some of the time. Companies benefit from the lower costs associated with telecommuting, as well as the opportunity to attract and [...]
Diversity and embracing each other’s differences is already an important conversation and focus for many organizations, and it is only going to become more so in the coming years as Generation Z starts to make up the employee base. This next generation will be the most diverse and inclusive generation of workers ever—completely comfortable and [...]
Today, I want to talk about recognition. In previous blogs, we have analyzed how many aspects of formal feedback lack credibility and meaning because employees do not receive informal feedback or regular, casual conversations regarding their performance. Unfortunately, most recognition programs are equally ineffective; however, recognition is one of your most powerful mechanisms to reinforce [...]
Let’s discuss those dreaded and mostly ineffective performance reviews. In the last blog, I discussed the importance of informal feedback and how regular, casual conversations on what an employee does well or could improve upon are critical to improving performance and the overall mindset of your team. In addition, without consistent informal feedback, any formal [...]