Performance & Culture

Challenging conversations are an everyday part of managing people. Following these tips during three typical situations can help make discussions easier.
Often we use our own experiences instead of measurable performance to judge others, resulting in subjective performance reviews. Here's what to do instead.
Offering feedback only once a year is as silly as asking sports coaches to meet with their teams only once a season. Your employees want frequent feedback.
Whether it’s where to eat lunch or the best candidate for a job, differences of opinion are common in the workplace. Performance Management is no exception.
Performance management system can boost employee engagement, retention, and performance within your organization. You just have to know how to do it right.
Employee burnout is a huge problem, and not every case is the same. Watch for these signs to recognize when an employee is struggling to stay engaged.
Before employees engage, they first need to trust. Developing three interconnected components of trust provides a good environment for engaging employees.
HR thought leaders recently came together to discuss current—and future—employee engagement trends. Here are our notes from their thought-provoking webinar.
Sports are a natural laboratory for performance management. Here are five performance management takeaways we can gain from sports.
Culture-first business strategy is proven to be effective. So why are some people so against it? Discover the reasons why and decide for yourself.
Inappropriate workplace behavior is unacceptable, even when it's the top employees misbehaving. Here are a few tips to avoid an epic HR mess-up.
Performance management is important to your employees. The simple formula? Give them more context and they'll perform better. It's as simple as that.
You may think you’re helping by keeping a tight rein on your employees, but micromanaging causes more headaches than it cures.
Physical space makes a big difference in employee productivity and engagement. These tips help you create a functional and inspiring workplace setup.
An employee performance review that includes these components is an effective tool for increasing engagement. Learn what the components are today.
It can be hard to stay positive at work during the winter months. Here are seven more ways (in addition to our first 13) to keep your people smiling.
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Finding just the right people can be hard. Here are three characteristics to look for in new hires that will strengthen your organizational culture.
There are three main challenges of performance management. We gathered expert opinions to provide these five solutions to those challenges.
Your company will have a culture, whether you guide it or not. These steps help you guide your company culture as it grows and changes.
The internet needs more customer service positivity. Here are three takeaways that any support team can implement to improve their culture.
Our friends at SnackNation compiled a list of team building activities designed to enhance culture, have fun and build camaraderie. These are our favorites.
Telecommuting impacts company culture. Be sure that remote employees still receive the communication they need to be effective. Learn more now.
Here are some best practices we’ve learned to help you become a telecommuting champion for your company and—as deserved—reap all of the benefits.
Having a better day at work, achieving goals, and living a rich life—it all comes down to winning the day. Here are 10 hacks to win the day, every day.
We think peer feedback improves our work, so we've created a culture where employees are encouraged to give genuine feedback frequently.
MailChimp is serious about making their people happy. Here are three things we love about their Employee Happiness Ambassador role:
We are taking 7 employee well being tips straight from the Norwegian language. To do this we will first have to define, explain, & pronounce Friluftsliv.
75% of candidates are sizing you up before even applying. That’s why great employer branding and employee value propositions are increasingly important.
There’s a lot that contributes to employee satisfaction, but our most recent survey shows those who receive frequent recognition are happier.
Learn from over 1000 employee surveys how employee recognition programs actually drive employee engagement and how to implement an effective program.
HubSpot has thoroughly outlined their company’s culture code. Here are four things you can learn from what they’ve done
Is there such a thing as work-life balance? Life is life, and even if you could turn it off to go to work, then you wouldn’t do your best work.

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