Summer is coming to an end and many of your part-time and summer employees will be leaving for school. Before they disappear, it’s your job to make it easy for the good and great ones to come back. Some ways to do this: Make them feel appreciated now Give them an unexpected reward for doing […]\nThe post Don’t Let the Good Ones Get Away! appeared first on Humetrics.
My grandkids just came back from camp and, every year, they seem to love it more and more. Of course, they don’t want summer to end or to have to go back to school. How would you guess your employees feel coming back from summer vacation? Wishing summer would never end and they wouldn’t have […]\nThe post Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer appeared first on Humetrics.
Referrals. Why are referral applicants such great new hires? First, because the referred person already has a friend at work and, secondly, they know what it is going to be like working for you because their friend told them all about it. Here are six ideas to help you get more referrals: When […]\nThe post The number one source of great employees is… appeared first on Humetrics.
Many pollsters regularly measure and report on employee engagement. Gallup does so regularly. Gallup deems workers as “engaged” based on their ratings of: “key workplace elements that predict important organizational performance outcomes, such as having an opportunity to do what they do best each day, having someone at work who encourages their development, and believing […]\nThe post What Exactly Is “Employee Engagement?” appeared first on Humetrics.
Skim through any online job ads and you’ll find about 95 percent of them have one word in common: “Starting wages based on experience…” “Looking for experienced, energetic servers and kitchen staff…” “We are currently seeking an experienced office assistant…” Why is it that experience is so often our No. 1 criteria? Because we assume […]\nThe post Experience Required? appeared first on Humetrics.
Don’t make your target a number pulled out of thin air or base it on industry averages. Whether you’re talking employee turnover rates, salary numbers, accident rates, or customer satisfaction, it does not matter what others are doing. The only numbers that matter are yours and you should always be raising the bar. (With a […]\nThe post The Only Numbers That Count Are Your Own appeared first on Humetrics.
To find out more about what really makes a job applicant tick, here’s a great question to use toward the end of an interview with a promising candidate: “Let’s say we offer you the job and you accept the position. Now, it is six months later and you still really love your job and are […]\nThe post Great, New Interview Question appeared first on Humetrics.
“You only have so much time and energy; make sure you invest them in exploring the problems that, if fixed, will yield you the biggest returns.” ~Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates Need a great speaker for your next meeting? Give me a call; let’s talk! Mel Kleiman, Founder & President Humetrics (713) 771.4401 email@example.com\nThe post Words of the Wise appeared first on Humetrics.
I wholeheartedly concur with the lead off to this article by Ron Thomas… “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected, therefore, the two most powerful phrases any leader can use are: Thank you and I appreciate you.” The only way to improve upon that advice is to point out that the […]\nThe post Cheapest Way to Hire & Retain the Best Employees appeared first on Humetrics.
Only let A-players on your team. Really listen to your employees; ask for input and have on going conversations. Deliver what you promised your employees when you hired them. Find out who your employees really are and what they value. Empower your managers to take care of your employees. Train them so well that they […]\nThe post The 5 Keys to Creating a Great Place to Work appeared first on Humetrics.