Performance Appraisals as Retention Tools: Flipping the Conversation on its Head

February 3, 2020
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Show Notes: Performance reviews are often seen as tools to measure how well an employee is performing in their role. In this episode of Inspired, Jaime and Keri turn the conversation on its head. Performance Reviews as Retention Tools What if your annual reviews were something employees (and you) actually wanted to have? Unemployment numbers […]

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Optimize Open Floor Plan

6 Tips to Boost Productivity in an Open Floor Plan

July 24, 2019
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In 2017, I wrote a blog post about how to optimize a trendy, open workspace. At that time, we began to see a growing number of studies demonstrating the downside of working without walls—everything from increased illness and stress, to an unexpected decline in human interaction as employees did what they could to tune out […]

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How to Create a Culture of Opportunity

Career Ladder or Career Jungle Gym? How to Create a Culture of Opportunity

June 26, 2019
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I recently caught up with a former colleague who is now running a large, high profile sales organization. When I asked how it was going, he looked at me, sighed, and said, “It seems like everyone just wants to be a manager.” As the economy heats up, so do employee expectations. According to one study, […]

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How to Make Feedback Part of Your Company's Culture

The best time to deliver employee feedback? Right now.

March 22, 2019
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LISTEN ON ITUNES The first quarter has come and gone. Your team crushed its sales goal, but you have continually missed the opportunity to deliver much needed feedback to your top seller about her tardiness problem. You have rehearsed it in your head a dozen times. But in reality, as she saunters in late and […]

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Broken Bone v. Broken Heart

Broken Bone vs. Broken Heart

June 20, 2018
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Broken Bone vs. Broken Heart As we continue to process the tragic loss of two incredible talents, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I am concerned about how we deal with mental illness in our places of work.   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18.5% of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in […]

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A Bias Toward Action

A Bias Toward Action

May 30, 2018
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A Bias Toward Action Perhaps you were one of many who missed your afternoon latte yesterday, but for those of us passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, we did not need our afternoon caffeine to feel the buzz of progress. In a recent post, I commended Starbucks for yesterday’s investment in anti-bias training for over 175,000 […]

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