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Typical business owners wake up at 2:00 a.m. — feeling they just can’t accurately measure the pulse of their business. What a hopeless feeling! What generally happens is they fall back to sleep only to wake up at 5:00 a.m. grab coffee and head on into the office… —  to do what? More likely than not, […]

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When evaluating the three generations of workers, you’ll likely notice a couple of common themes. One: the old multiple-page form with many check-the-box measurements does not work anymore. This form, which most of the time was filled out to satisfy HR requirements rather than to get maximum performance from employees, needs to be replaced. You […]

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Employees will almost always fear anything to do with change more than they will fear the possible disadvantages of staying the same. As the leader of your organization you realize that now a-days if you don’t create constant change or at least embrace natural evolutionary changes the competition is sure to pass you by. How […]

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Employees can go into a slump when they are evaluated using subjective criteria. Many companies use the 1 to 5 scale, some even go so far to add decimals 1.1, 2.4, 3.6 etc.…this then becomes a 1 to 50 scale. What this does is set the stage for a discussion over the number (rating) rather […]

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Employee evaluations, when done correctly, are the best time to make sure your employees know — based on objective criteria — what level of minimal performance is acceptable and what is considered outstanding.  It’s during these discussions with employees that weaknesses can be identified and firm plans can be put in place for improvement. Plans for […]

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Employee anxiety and confusion prior to being evaluated can be extremely costly both in lost productivity and bottom-line results. When employees become stressed and worried to the point of anxiety and confusion, this is a losing proposition for both the employee and the company. Employee evaluations, when done correctly, are the best time to make […]

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Research shows that 80% of your people are not performing at or anywhere close to their peak performance level. Why not? Many times the employee doesn’t know what the desired level of performance is. Telling a salesperson that his or her goal for the year is to do better than last year’s number is a […]

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Employees usually don’t leave companies: they leave managers. Success magazine reports that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is because they feel unappreciated. If you and your employees are not communicating well, one of you (if not both of you) will become very frustrated. When arguments, disagreements or even lack of understanding of job requirements […]

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Many managers look at evaluations as an HR requirement, and a dreaded chore. If this is you and/or your company, you and your company need a complete change of mindset! An effective evaluation is an opportunity for supervisors and subordinates to sit down and go over past performance based on “measurable” goals, and lay out […]

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