promotions

A Brief Guide to a Drama-Free Promotion

Workplace culture is a dynamic, complex aspect of your organizational health, and many factors come into play when building a healthy culture. While many of these factors are mutable, some are constant: transparency and communication to name a couple. When making an organizational change such as a new hire, a layoff or a promotion, it…

performance review

Performance Review with Compassion

It’s that time of year again, Performance Review. Things are a little different now, and how we handle a performance review should be different. Hearing the words “performance review” can be a trigger for employees, especially during a pandemic. We’ve had a year of ups and downs, uncertainty, anxiety, and so forth. There is an…

Be an Effective Remote Manager

Be an Effective Remote Manager

Under the new normal, managers are required to shift practices to place an emphasis on empathy and patience as their employees transition to remote working. Employers no longer insist that their teams adhere to rigid schedules and “flexwork” policies are on the rise. The “one size fits all” approach does not work when managing remote…

how to prepare for a year end performance review

6 Rules to Prepare You for the Annual Performance Review

It’s a late Thursday afternoon, and you’re scrambling to finish your quarterly business report to present to your executives the next morning. Suddenly, a Slack message pops up in the Company-Wide channel, “Managers, make sure you’ve completed your annual performance review with your employees. The deadline to submit reviews on Lattice is Friday EOD.” Some…

How Good Managers Develop Successful Employees

When it comes to employee performance, HR pros often lose sight of a critical variable—the employee-manager relationship. When these relationships are running smoothly, and everyone is meeting their business goals, it’s all good. But, when managers aren’t great at the people management of their job, it’s the employee performance that suffers, as well as your…