Archive for Employee Engagement – Page 2

Job interview

How NOT to Get the Best From a Job Candidate

I subscribe to HubSpot and consider it an outstanding source of marketing news. I often refer to their studies in my posts.

But a recent article entitled 5 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence was dead wrong. Having interviewed many job candidates, I’ve discovered that the best approach is to bring out the best in a candidate. What is she proud of? What skills and experience will add value to the organization? Read More→

Employee engagement

The 5 Magic Keys to Employee Engagement

Employees will feel engaged if the company asks them to coalesce around an important goal, such as increasing revenue and profits, right? If the company succeeds, employees will be rewarded and feel valued. That’s seem logical on the face of it.

But management consulting firm DecisionWise says that goal not going to inspire employees to work harder or be more productive. Based on their years of advising companies on employee engagement surveys, 360-degree feedback, leadership, and organization development, the firm has identified what it calls the 5 Magic Keys to employee engagement. Read More→

Employees need soft skills communication skills

So-called “Soft Skills” in High Demand – for Now

Soft skills are trending. A number of recent studies disclose that employees with strong communication skills, can work collaboratively in teams, and take initiative in problem solving are in high demand.

Soft skills have always been important, but not always valued within an organization. So what’s changed? Read More→

Performance Appraisal

Most Performance Reviews Are a Big Fat Waste of Time

The annual performance review stinks. It’s one of the most dreaded and inefficient uses of time that I can think of.

The manager has to scrounge up his recollections of specific good and bad things to discuss. The employee – or agency, if it’s a client review – dreads the thought that he’ll be told he did a lousy job and there is a pink slip in his future.

Quantum Workplace, an HR consulting firm, published a post not too long ago suggesting questions to help measure and boost employee performance. But in my view they were still too generic.

There has got to be a better way – and there is. Read More→