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The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking At Your Next Interview

The dreaded job interview. No one looks forward to it, not even the interviewer-really. You’ve worked hard and you have a terrific resume to show for it, so what’s the strategy? How are you going to get the most from your interview? The typical interview process may be structured around an employer getting to know … Continue reading The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking At Your Next Interview

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How Does OD Consulting Work? A Closer Look at Employee Interviews

When employees hear that they will be having an employee consultation interview with me, they are often nervous and unsure of what to expect. How can employees prepare for a consultation? I want employees to be as candid as possible, so there really is no preparation needed other than perhaps reflecting on what they like … Continue reading How Does OD Consulting Work? A Closer Look at Employee Interviews

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4 Signs You May Need an Organizational Development Consultant

There are several ways to define “organizational development.” According to MIT Human Resources, organizational development is “the practice of helping organizations solve problems and reach their goals. A key emphasis in OD is assisting clients not just in meeting their goals, but also with learning new problem-solving skills they can use in the future.” According … Continue reading 4 Signs You May Need an Organizational Development Consultant

Organizational Development Consulting: My 5 Step Process

In my organizational development work I am hired to help organizations improve how they are engaging, managing, and utilizing their people. Typically, the “people problems” I see are: Low employee morale or engagement Failure to hit projected targets High staff turnover Lack of response to advertised jobs Higher than average rates of absenteeism Poor productivity … Continue reading Organizational Development Consulting: My 5 Step Process

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Performance Management: 4 Steps to Deliver Effective Feedback

Ahh, the dreaded performance discussion. Most organizations have them and whether they arrive in the form of annual feedback, a semi-annual review or simply a chat about some event that just happened, most of us don’t like them. The truth is, people hate conflict and it’s simply no fun receiving or delivering bad news. For … Continue reading Performance Management: 4 Steps to Deliver Effective Feedback

Employees: How to Prepare for Performance Reviews

Your annual performance review is coming and you’ve been psyching yourself up for weeks. You know you’ve done some great work over the past year, but you’re having difficulty recalling and organizing it. You want to remind your manager of your achievements, but you’re not entirely sure you should bring it up. These are pretty … Continue reading Employees: How to Prepare for Performance Reviews

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The Evolution of the Human Resources Department

Human Resources, or “HR”, is a critical part of organizational success. In today’s fast paced, modern environment, businesses of every type and size depend on HR for not only administrative leadership, but also to help define strategy, provide insight for important decision-making and help with pretty much everything people related. Organizations are finally starting to … Continue reading The Evolution of the Human Resources Department

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How To Establish Effective Performance Management Processes

Companies typically use performance management processes as a tool for reviewing goals and determining if specific objectives have been met. They’re not all the same and in fact, different companies have different processes with very specific reasons why. For example, multinational global companies may need to have complex programs in place because the information must … Continue reading How To Establish Effective Performance Management Processes

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Performance Management Process is Broken

Grumble, Grumble Grumble. It’s annual review time again and you can almost hear the moans and groans from your office. You’re not sure what your employees are thinking, but you’re pretty sure not too many of them are excited and looking forward to the evaluation and feedback process. Performance management plays a critical role in … Continue reading 3 Ways to Tell if Your Performance Management Process is Broken

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How Training and Investing in Your People Can Benefit Your Business

It seems that the modern organization has finally got the memo. State-of-the-art systems and innovative processes are important for growth and competitiveness, but it’s the people behind those resources that build sustainability and ultimately, success. In fact, without people, businesses wouldn’t exist. Building human capital and investing in your people through the right training and … Continue reading How Training and Investing in Your People Can Benefit Your Business