Performance & Culture

Creating a strong, positive company culture and skillfully managing performance helps create satisfied, engaged employees, which helps propel your small or medium-sized business to success. Learn how you can do just that with our advice on promoting performance and culture.

Improving employee performance takes more than threats. It takes aligning your organization's values, expectations, and employee experience.
What are the benefits of employee engagement for your business? Find out how employee engagement improves: Retention | Brand | Financial Performance
Love them or hate them, one thing’s for sure: millennials are a generation unlike any other, and leaders of multigenerational workforces lead best when they understand what millennials need to thrive at work.
Workplace stress can affect all other areas of your life. Learn to deal with stress at work to stay healthy and happy both in and out of the office.
Gender bias in the workplace can rear its ugly head in many ways, including performance reviews. Let's dive into some common problems and a few solutions.
Employees want to be recognized for their great work - and rewarded for it too! 78% of employees say that recognition is a major motivator. Learn more here.
A friendly workplace is more than a perk. Office camaraderie can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve employee engagement and retention.
Retention isn't a question of compensation; it happens at the manager-employee level—6 ways for managers to create loyal, highly engaged employees.
Want to optimize your company's performance management? Strike the balance between maintaining the familiar and improving. Our HRMS can help.
Employee recognition matters. Those who feel valued stay with a company. Here are 5 ways to make the recognition in your organization more meaningful today.
Understand the source of defensive behavior and how your HR can set up effective feedback programs as an important part of managing personal performance.
Looking for activities and tips to improve your time management skills at work? Try these 6 time management activities for employees with a busy to-do list.
It's a new year, and your employees are setting their resolutions. Creating HR resolutions to support their lives can help you earn and keep their loyalty.
Here are 15 employee engagement survey questions to discover actionable insights about your company culture. Save time & download this sample PDF.
We’ve put together five simple and actionable tips that will help leaders improve their feedback to inspire great work from their employees.
Challenging conversations are an everyday part of managing people. Following these tips during three typical situations can help make discussions easier.
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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.
Finding just the right people can be hard. Here are three characteristics to look for in new hires that will strengthen your organizational culture.

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