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Category: “Employee Development”

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Underperforming Employees in Retail and Hospitality

22 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Addressing concerns with underperforming employees has always been difficult, but these conversations need to be approached even more cautiously (and strategically) when workforces are already feeling unstable as a result of the pandemic. Especially in industries that have been hit particularly hard...

5 key benefits of using an LMS for employee training

11 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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A robust learning management system (LMS) like iSolved Learn can offer major advantages and conveniences for employee training — especially for companies navigating remote work situations. When it’s time to onboard new hires and help longtime staff members brush up on advanced skills an...

4 health and safety considerations to make when returning to work after COVID-19

02 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: As businesses reopen their doors, there are numerous considerations to make to ensure a safe working environment for employees.leadership. Guidelines for lifting lockdown orders have been issued, giving companies a look into what reopening their offices might look like. However, for man...

Why Organizational Empathy Is Needed Now More Than Ever

27 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: During this period of uneasiness and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for managers to use empathy in their leadership. The global pandemic has affected everyone, and every business. Change is hard for most people, and the world is currently experiencing a great deal of i...

Managing Stress in Challenging Times

02 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty on a global scale. As a result, more people are working remotely and trying to keep with the ever-changing updates that come along with the pandemic. Schools across the nation have closed indefinitely, leaving parents...

Tips to Make the Most of Working Remotely

26 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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As a result of the COVID-19 situation, millions of U.S.-based workers are now remote and may not know how to best manage their time and resources. Whether you’re a first-time remote worker or you’ve been working from home for years, you can always improve your processes. Follow these t...

Employee engagement as a content marketing strategy

05 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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How are the cold calls, templated email pitches and paid LinkedIn ads working for you as a marketing strategy? Not so hot, huh? That’s because prospects are sick of stale, generic corporate messaging. Consumers employ ad blockers, adjust their social media feed settings and create email in...

How great company culture organically creates brand ambassadors

23 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Your reach only goes so far. Maybe you have a couple thousand LinkedIn followers and hundreds of Facebook posts no one engages with. Maybe your HR department has grand ideas on how to revolutionize company culture to mirror the glitz and glam of Silicon Valley startups. One way to improve your...

4 things HR managers can do right now to change company culture

01 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Company culture is everything. It’s the No. 1 reason why employees leave. But fundamentally transforming company culture can be a Herculean task with no guarantee that any changes you implement will take root or be effective. As such, it’s easy to be discouraged from large-scale changes...

7 Tips for effective employee performance reviews

24 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Performance reviews can set the tone for employee-employer relations for the rest of the year. Done poorly, reviews can become punitive. Done well, reviews can be pathways toward further employee excellence. So let’s look at seven key tips for running a more effective employee performance r...

How to engage remote employees: 6 Techniques

10 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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The world is going remote. More and more, businesses are ditching commercial office space and formal on-site requirements in favor of virtual workplaces. But with physical distance separating colleagues and bosses from staff, does employee engagement risk dropping off? It doesn’t have to....

Just how closely is employee engagement tied to workplace productivity (and other KPIs)?

26 August, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Companies that report high levels of employee engagement are lucky. They likely have staff members who are satisfied with their jobs and their respective career trajectories. They may have great teamwork and even some legendary happy hours. But what about core business metrics? Are engaged employ...

What Does it Take to Energize Company Culture in 2019

30 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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You’ve got time sheets to manage. Quotas to hit. Money goes in, money goes out. These metrics make your business run. But what they don’t measure is what makes your company your company. What is it about your employees that differentiate them from anyone else in the job market? What ge...

4 personalized employee engagement strategies HR managers are using in 2019

16 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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You’ve got a new idea you’d like to implement next quarter, and you need a buy-in from your boss or a team of stakeholders. But did you get buy-in from your employees, too? It may sound backwards to need employee approval – after all, you’re the HR manager. You roll out solu...

Three Tips to Retain Your Top Talent

21 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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In a strong economy, jobs are plentiful and employers often struggle with a different problem: retention. According to data from Ajilon, more than 80 percent of workers are open to a new job or are actively looking for one. Among those who aren’t actively looking, more than half would be willi...

The Right Way for Scaling Company Culture As You Grow

07 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Workplace culture has never been more important. It drives your employee engagement, retention and success. And it ultimately determines how your customers will receive you. But as companies grow, how can they ensure their culture continues to advance in positive directions? A recent Inc. article,...

6 Employee Recognition Ideas to Start Using Today

05 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Being good at employee recognition is great for your bottom line. Consider the following: What employees are more likely to stick with your company? The ones who work tirelessly without ever hearing a word of positive feedback? Or the ones who feel valued and seen because their efforts are rewarded...

What is Servant Leadership and How Can it Impact Your Team?

19 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

It's likely you've heard of other types of leadership – authoritarian, democratic, transformational – and while they are all quite different, they do have one thing in common. They all have a massive impact on company culture. Determining the style of leader that you would like t...

Why Employee Engagement Should Be Your Top Priority

05 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

There's a lot of responsibilities to juggle as a manager – you have to think about deadlines, incentives, and bottom lines, all while trying to coordinate a team of unique personalities and skill sets to push toward a common goal. While it isn't recommended to let any one of those thin...

How to Make the Most of Your Data

22 January, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

We are living in the golden age of information and technology. At the touch of a button, you can have the answer to any of your questions answered instantly. There is an app for everything and a solution to every problem. With such technological advancements as we've seen in the past few decades...

How to Develop a Positive Learning Environment in the Workplace

04 December, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

The path to success for any company must include growth and development as a team, which can only be achieved by offering opportunity for personal growth to your employees. Developing a positive learning environment is necessary to encourage and support your employees in their individual professiona...

Aligning Technology and People Solutions to Improve Engagement

23 October, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Employee engagement is more than just a buzzword in today's business world. Engagement is an extremely important aspect of operating a business that can impact a number of factors, including turnover rates, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance. The main drivers for establishing...

How to Recognize and Weed Out Toxic Employees

09 October, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

As a company leader, you're more than likely accustomed to managing a variety of different personality types. And, as with any team, there are always personalities that are more difficult to manage than others. But what do you do when those personalities become toxic to the company culture? How...

isolved Delivers All the HCM You Need, Now with Mojo

13 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Charlotte, NC — September 13, 2018 iSolved HCM, the software company behind the iSolved human capital management (HCM) platform, unveiled iSolved with Mojo at the HR Tech Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, September 12-14, 2018. iSolved with Mojo is a people-centric solution that delivers a...

Is Leadership More Important Than Company Culture?

12 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

By now, if you haven't read about, heard about or thought about the impact of leadership and culture on the success of a company, then you may quite possibly be living in the dark ages. Leadership and company culture are the current buzzwords of HR management blogs, and for good reason. Both can...