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Retention Interviews: A Better Performance Review?

Retention Interviews: A Better Performance Review?

Have you ever noticed that many businesses hold exit interviews to find out why people are leaving, yet few hold retention interviews to find out why people are staying? Retention interviews, when used as part of your performance appraisal process, can give you...

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How to Give Negative Feedback

How to Give Negative Feedback

Have you ever avoided a conversation because the thought of giving the feedback and the possible response from the person was enough to make your stomach knot in fear? When you knew you should say something, but you just didn't know how? This is the time to dust off...

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Why the Boss Needs a Performance Review

Why the Boss Needs a Performance Review

Performance reviews are only for employees and not the boss - right? Wrong? The biggest mistake business owners and CEOs make is thinking they don't need a performance review, that they know what they need to do and they just need to be left alone to get on and do it....

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Taking Responsibility for Performance Management

Taking Responsibility for Performance Management

Many of you know my background, but for those who may not, for 20 years I was a Human Resource Manager in a range of different public and private sector companies. One of my niche areas of expertise was performance management. In that time I assisted to create and...

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Performance Management Myths

Performance Management Myths

Performance Management is simply the name we use for the process to help employees gain clarity about their role and their performance, so they can make any adjustments needed. It is jargon for guiding your employees to better performance. Your employees come to work...

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Dealing with a Maverick Employee

Dealing with a Maverick Employee

Every business with more than one employee tends to have one: A unique thinker, maverick or radical employee. Someone who thinks outside the square, perhaps is constantly full of ideas, or someone who is amazing at finding solutions to problems. The challenge is that...

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Why Bad Employee Behavior Spoils the Team

Why Bad Employee Behavior Spoils the Team

"You are only as strong as your weakest link". "One bad apple spoils the barrel". If you think about it, there's a lot of sayings about the negative difference one person can make. But is this really true? Can one bad employee wreck a team? There has been some very...

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