Holiday Parties – Things To Think About

It’s that time of the year…First Thanksgiving, then the Holiday Party season begins. It’s also the time to make sure you are doing things right to protect both your company (from liability) and your employees (from making career-ending behaviors and comments at company sponsored Holiday Parties). What should you do…...

How to Make A Best Place to Work

A Best Place to Work (BPTW) initiative isn’t necessarily a “new” topic, but it is one worth discussing. There are numerous BPTW ranking systems in the media (from national publications like Forbes to regional and local rankings). The question is, should your organization try to make one of the lists,…...

Incentives 102 Non-Exempt Employees

As a follow-up to an earlier White Paper (Incentives 101 – Designing a Program that Motivates), it was mention “one legal requirement that is often misunderstood is when providing incentives to Nonexempt (hourly) employees. In those cases, if the incentive is based on performance (as opposed to subjectively provided, such…...

No More Archaic Performance Reviews

Every manager dreads this topic, as there are always some difficult conversations that occur during the annual “merit” or performance review. While this is commonplace, there are some different ways to handle performance management that will, with the right communication, make the entire process much easier (and well received)! Some…...

Incentives 101 – Does Your Plan Motivate

Designing an effective incentive plan requires a delicate mix of art and science (and yes, politics), and one that cannot be undertaken lightly. The art comes in at the psychological level, the science at the budget and measurement, and the political in working with senior leaders (with the common misnomer…...