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“You can rent a person’s back and hands, but you must earn their head and heart.”  ~Rodger Dean Duncan Need a great speaker for your next meeting? Give me a call; let’s talk! Mel Kleiman, Founder & President Humetrics (713) 771.4401 info@humetrics.com\nThe post Words of the Wise appeared first on Humetrics.
Take a page from Trader Joe’s HR manual and, whenever a valued employee resigns, offer them a leave of absence instead because: It will make the person feel valued and respected. It will make it easy for that person to come back. It gives you a reason to call them in a couple of weeks […]\nThe post What to Do When a Great Employee Quits appeared first on Humetrics.
This short article from CNBC just might help you optimize your productivity.\nThe post Do You Know Your Chronotype? appeared first on Humetrics.
If any of your people seem less than enthusiastic about their jobs, they might just be taking them for granted, says Alex Lickerman, physician and author of “The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness.” To reset their perception, and even make them fall in love with their work again, ask them a simple question: […]\nThe post Help Them Fall Back in Love with Their Jobs appeared first on Humetrics.
And they are great conversation starters to use at holiday parties too: What’s the most important thing I should know about you? What are you currently reading? What is your philosophy of life? What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week/month/year? If you had the opportunity to meet anyone, living or deceased, who […]\nThe post A Few Great Applicant Insight Questions… appeared first on Humetrics.
The importance of acknowledging a job well done cannot be overemphasized. Here are a few relatively inexpensive ideas from OnShift.com about how you can say “keep up the great work” in a memorable way: Donate to a Charity of Their Choice: In the employee’s name, of course. Volunteer with Pay Day: How about a paid […]\nThe post Low-Cost Employee Recognition Ideas appeared first on Humetrics.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I recommend you wrap up job applicant interviews by asking the person if they have any questions and, before answering, asking them why they asked that particular question in order to gain some insight into the applicants’ motivators/drivers. Nowadays, jobseekers are being coached to […]\nThe post How Would You Answer These Applicant Questions? appeared first on Humetrics.
Praise and recognition are essential to successful management. People want to be respected and valued by others for their contributions. Everyone feels the need to be recognized as an individual or member of a group and to feel a sense of achievement for work well done — or even for a valiant effort. A “pat […]\nThe post Five Keys to Effective Recognition appeared first on Humetrics.
The following snapshot is a close approximation of the results I get when I ask my convention and corporate training audiences: “How structured is your approach to recruiting, screening, and hiring new employees?” 10{8bc08b3bbdfc25559b5a2975124795d42fe92f3b819f44d86c58bc456e1ec20c} Very, we have clearly defined steps and procedures for each step in the selection process 40{8bc08b3bbdfc25559b5a2975124795d42fe92f3b819f44d86c58bc456e1ec20c} Kind of, we generally follow […]\nThe post How Good Is Your Hiring System? appeared first on Humetrics.
I recently came across a question you might want to add to the lists of questions you ask job applicants and those you ask in your “stay/retention” conversations: “What does a good day at work look like?” Respondents may reply that a good day is having accomplished something important. Or they may focus on solving […]\nThe post Try Asking This… appeared first on Humetrics.

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