This week’s must-reads on employee-employer relationships.
In a story that went viral this week, a Texas teen posted a profane tweet about her upcoming job at a pizza joint. But before she could start work the next day, her employer struck back and pre-emptively fired her, via Twitter, for the rude message.
See the exchange on USA Today.
To Keep Workers Happy, Show Some Love
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, a new survey from corporate wellness and engagement company Virgin Pulse reveals that having a healthy and supportive relationship with employees is the best way to feel loved. Three out of five survey respondents said that a healthy employee-employer relationship positively impacts work and productivity.
Learn what else keeps workers happy at Human Resources Online.
Employers Trade Tough Love for Feel-Good Feedback
To prevent negative feedback from breaking down employee confidence and decreasing productivity, managers at companies like VMware and the Boston Consulting Group are celebrating their teams’ small victories and emphasizing the positive.
Read more about the trend at the Wall Street Journal.
Making the Most of Performance Reviews
With many companies in the midst of performance review season, it’s important for managers and rank-and-file employees alike to learn the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback. But that's often easier said than done.
Learn how to deliver helpful feedback at the New York Times.
Ditch Performance Improvement Plans and Put On Your Coaching Hat
When you’ve got an underperforming employee on your hands, it’s easy to go down the official path of starting a "performance improvement plan." But these rarely have anything to do with actually improving performance.
Get a better strategy at TLNT.
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Engage your workers through Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
Elevate your workforce's potential and drive organizational success with new research from Brandon Hall Group. Read this report to understand the importance of employee value proposition (EVP) in attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent, while also emphasizing the need for effective talent development strategies.
Tap into your team’s development by enabling their career
In today's job market, one roadblock organizations often deal with when trying to hold on to employees is a concept called “talent hoarding.” Talent hoarding occurs when a manager holds tightly to an employee because they view that person as an essential asset to their team. Losing this person would likely create a hole in the department that the manager may consider challenging or inconvenient to fill.
Why Leadership Development is Critical in Higher Ed
Founded over 150 years ago, Davenport University is based in Michigan. It is home to 7,000 students spread across ten campuses throughout the state, including a significant online presence as part of its global campus. Davenport’s Office of Performance Excellence currently has just six employees serving over 600 full- or part-time faculty and staff, plus 600 adjunct faculty.