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How to keep your remote employees engaged

Engaged Remote workforce

We don’t just want engaged remote employees, we want the entire family engaged with the company.

New paradigm, company is made up of remote employees

Like most companies, remote employees our the new paradigm. In the midst of Covid-19, who is to say how long we will be working like this. As an HR ProAm,

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What did I do to my incompetent manager to deserve this?

I have an incompetent manager

Your manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role.  We have all thought it at one point in our career and this is OK.

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Getting over the fear of providing employee feedback

employee feedback

This guy has no fear of providing employee feedback for improvement (and a little something extra)

Employee feedback is hard

As a manager, one of the most common, anxiety causing moments is when we need to provide “ employee feedback” for improvement.  No one wants to tell a colleague they are doing something wrong.

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How the exit interview fails the company

exit interview

Keep employees engaged so they don’t think about giving their two-week notice. 

Does your company conduct exit interviews?

Last week I blogged about employees turning in their two-week notice. As an HR person, it has been my experience that more than half the employees leave a company without saying anything to their manager about what causes the disconnect.

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Is your company training program instilling the right attitude?

company training

Is your company training setting the right work ethic?

A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?

I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:

  1. Training recent graduates
  2. Manager new to management who is training new hires
  3. Training programs that have not been updated

Do you have new employees who leave as soon as the clock ticks 5:00 PM?

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Can you coach a bad attitude?

bad attitude

The bad attitude is tough to coach

Is a bad attitude coachable?

As managers, I am confident we can train employees to learn our products, our software and to a certain extent our culture. Coaching an employee attitude is a different animal. How we think about life, our careers, our managers and our companies success is usually a reflection of our personal outlook on life.

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