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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{bf3569fc1e4c7dd7370f132b9cd4ed2228e0a8c6e79cc5364fe1e357b553db5d} Very, we have clearly defined steps and procedures for each step in the selection process 40{bf3569fc1e4c7dd7370f132b9cd4ed2228e0a8c6e79cc5364fe1e357b553db5d} 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.
Why You Want to Train People for Your Job It will make your job easier. It will encourage/motivate your people. It will ensure you a “worry free” vacation because you know you department will be in good hands while your gone and you won’t have 1/2 as much catching up to do. It will free […]\nThe post Promotion Training appeared first on Humetrics.
In my book, The Five Firsts: A Simple System to Onboard, Engage & Retain Top Talent, I recommend you have a chat with every new employee at the end of their first week. Here are some additional suggestions as to the kinds of questions you might ask: Which co-worker has been most helpful to you? Have […]\nThe post At the End of Their First Week appeared first on Humetrics.
Some more useful info from www.DavisDelany.com… Way back in 1978, Ellen Langer, Professor of Psychology at Harvard, published a research study about the power of one particular word. In this study, Langer had people ask to break into a line of people waiting to use a busy copy machine on a college campus. The researchers […]\nThe post How to Get Them to Do What You Want appeared first on Humetrics.

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