5 Ways to NOT Be The Reason Why Your Good Employees Leave

Have you ever lost a star performer to a competitor or another company? If yes, then you know the pain. Should you write this off to circumstances beyond your control? Definitely not. Fully 94% of employees leave because of a poor relationship with their direct manager…and not because of the pull of a better offer…

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The Ultra High Cost of Employee Disengagement: 10 Facts

The differences between a happy employee and a disengaged one are vast. Despite the differences in attitude, performance and value to the company, many HR professionals (and their bosses) struggle to justify the expense of programs targeted at improving employee engagement. Perhaps they’re just not up to date on the stats. What other reason could…

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The Goods: How to Increase Workplace Productivity (Hint: Happiness)

The chorus is growing. Happy people are more creative and productive. Recent work by noted psychologist and organizational expert Daniel Gilbert adds yet more heft.  The problem is that many managers believe that you have to keep people “on their toes,” perhaps even anxious about their job to make them more productive. Fact is that…

Dealing With Toxic Behaviour at Work

Ignore nasty behaviour at your own peril. Bully behavior robs a place of creativity and sucks morale dry.  Productivity dives, people take stress leaves, and people leave.  In spite of many victims and body bags at reception, all too often nasty behavior at work is ignored or not dealt with until the situation has caused…