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Sharlyn Lauby

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Addressing the Core Issues with Performance Reviews

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Jan 31, 2018 2:43:24 PM


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Topics: Workforce, Employee, Performance Review, Office

Employee Engagement: The Best Time To Do It Was 20 Years Ago

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Jan 8, 2018 11:40:34 AM

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now."

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Topics: Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, results

How to Assess Your Company's Onboarding Program

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 5, 2017 4:06:33 PM

Regardless of what we call it, we know onboarding is the process new hires (or newly promoted employees) go through to become productive. The question is, do organizations know how well onboarding works for them? There’s only one way to find out the effectiveness of the company’s onboarding process: by conducting an assessment.

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Topics: Employees, Onboarding, Goals, new hires

Measure the Success of Your HR Programs

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Apr 6, 2017 1:03:17 PM

Any time you create a program, it’s necessary to measure the results. Even the incredibly informal “Let’s do it and see what happens” approach considers evaluation. But the measurement and evaluation portion of any program needs to be well thought out. Measure the wrong thing and the program can look like a failure (when it’s not) or vice versa.

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Topics: Human Resources

Sometimes Employees Leave Jobs (Not Managers)

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Mar 2, 2017 6:33:00 AM

There’s an old saying that says, “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” And it’s often true. Throughout my career, I’ve talked to hundreds of employees who love the company and their work, but they can’t stand their manager. So they leave. Sometimes they will just transfer to a different department or another location. Sometimes they will leave the organization all together.

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Retention, Employees

Not Talking Enough in Meetings? Stop Being That Person

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Feb 22, 2017 7:40:00 AM

I ran across this article on The Muse titled “3 Signs You’re Talking Way Too Much in Meetings (and How to Stop Being that Person).” It’s a good read and worth checking out. But it prompted me to ask, “What about the person who doesn’t talk enough?” Yes, it’s possible to not talk enough during meetings.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Company Culture, Workplace

Is There an ROI to Celebrating Service Anniversaries?

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Feb 14, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Back in December, I wrote an article about service anniversaries and why they're important. What's noteworthy about service anniversaries isn't just their "feel good" importance. Yes, having someone recognize how long I've been with the organization is nice and it makes me feel special. But recognizing service anniversaries has a direct impact on the company.

Employee engagement impacts the bottom-line.
One of the reasons that companies are focused on employee engagement is because engagement is directly linked to bottom-line profits. According to Gallup, high levels of employee engagement can boost productivity and profitability 20% or more. On the flip side, disengagement is costing the U.S. economy over $350 billion a year.

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Topics: Blogs, Performance, Human Resources

Does Changing Company Culture Mean You Must Change Leadership?

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Jan 12, 2017 12:17:01 PM

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about how individuals can change company culture. I later received a note on Twitter with a great question:

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights

6 Steps for Auditing Your Company's Candidate Experience

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Nov 15, 2016 6:47:00 AM

A positive candidate experience provides organizations with a competitive advantage in two ways. First, from a revenue perspective. The last thing any company wants is to say "no" to a candidate and lose a customer. The business world is way too competitive to lose a customer over a negative hiring experience.

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The You, Me, and We of Career Development

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Nov 2, 2016 3:52:18 PM

I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season, which tends to be my busiest with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Human Resources, Retention

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