Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained

One of the most difficult tasks of a manager, or a business owner, is dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t cutting it. However, letting poor performance go unchecked has negative consequences. Not only are the people who work with the individual affected, but it also sends a message that you’re not serious about maintaining … Continue reading Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained

5 New Year’s HR resolutions

The new year is the perfect time to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. You may have plans to improve your health, exercise more frequently, or finally take that trip to Hawaii you’ve been dreaming about forever. For business owners, making New Year’s resolutions can help align and focus their efforts and … Continue reading 5 New Year’s HR resolutions

Can a great open office concept help you attract and retain employees? (You bet!)

Contrary to popular belief, the open office concept didn't come from the 80's and 90's start-up companies of the Silicon Valley. In 1939, Architect Frank Llyod Wright designed the Johnson Wax Headquarters. The office lacked any partition, but rather was divided up by thin white columns, filing cabinets, and oval desks. Johnson Wax Headquarters For … Continue reading Can a great open office concept help you attract and retain employees? (You bet!)

The versatile role of a job description

Job descriptions are a diverse tool for Human Resources. Broadly speaking, a job or position description is a written statement describing the purpose or objective of a job, a list of tasks performed by the job holder, and a description of how, and under what conditions, they perform the job.A job description can also serve … Continue reading The versatile role of a job description

Lessons learned from exit interviews

We have all lost employees. Sometimes it’s our fault. Sometimes it’s theirs. Sometimes it’s out of everyone’s control. But no matter the reason, there is something to be learned from a departing employee. A review system will help your business improving and growing. Exit interviews An exit interview is a great way to review what … Continue reading Lessons learned from exit interviews