Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues . . . these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employeesoffers realistic sample dialogues managers can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with their employees, helping them sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head-on. This practical, solution-oriented book walks readers through some of the most common - as well as the most serious - employee problems they are likely to encounter. Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this handy guide helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but also on how to say it. This helpful bookprovides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations. . . and get the very best from their people.
'No managerial or administrative task is as universally dreaded as the performance review. Supervisors may know the points they need to get across, but putting them on paper is another matter. This book puts the right words at their fingertips, with ready-to-use phrases and words, action items, and descriptions that managers, supervisors, and HR professionals can use to evaluate performance, prepare development plans, and address performance problems. 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Appraisals covers the 25 most commonly rated factors, including productivity, time management, decision making, and teamwork, as well as specific roles such as customer service, finance, sales, and more. The book provides hundreds of phrases to use in performance improvement plans, plus an appendix of helpful individual words.
As a manager, you aren't truly successful unless your employees are as well. Helping them establish compelling, actionable performance goals is the first and most important step, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals is there to lend a hand. A natural follow-up to the bestselling 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, this quick-reference guide provides readers with ready-to-use performance goals organized by the characteristics and core competencies used most often in the appraisal process. From attendance and attitude to teamwork and time management, managers will find the language they need to inspire exceptional results. The book also includes wording tailored to many of the most common positions in sales and marketing, accounting and finance, HR, IT, legal, manufacturing, operations, and more. Comprehensive and organized for ease of use, this book enables managers to lay the groundwork necessary for phenomenal achievement on the part of their people.
People power your business--and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring, and keeping the right ones. As a manager, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it?Every HR executive has a laundry list of things they wish managers knew: best practices that would enable the entire organization to operate more effectively...transforming those managers into exceptional--and highly promotable--leaders. Now in this accessible and practical playbook, HR expert and author Paul Falcone shows readers how to:Identify the best and the brightest talentHire for organizational compatibilityCommunicate constructivelyAddress uncomfortable workplace situationsCreate an environment that motivatesRetain restless top performersReengage your team after a layoff or during times of adversitySkillfully conduct performance reviewsTake corrective actionSidestep litigation landminesDelegate in a way that develops your staffAnd much, much moreFrom recruiting to retaining, 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees has all the advice you need to overcome your toughest people challenges.
Supplies questions for employers to ask during a job interview and during the decision-making process, and shows how to interpret answers and spot warning signs. Includes advice on illegal interview questions, telephone screening interviews, and reference checks. For managers and human resource professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.
A well-crafted performance plan has the power to dramatically impact a company's bottom line by increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. This uniquely practical book provides a customizable appraisal template covering the essential areas of performance and conduct and reveals how you can adapt it to fit varying business strategies. Taking into account factors such as workforce composition, company growth stage, and organizational goals and challenges, The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit shows you how to: * Profile ideal employee performance and behavior * Design competencies that power performance, both at the individual and enterprise level * Drive future change by setting your organization's strategic direction * Retool the appraisal as needed to ratchet up expectations over time. Complete with model performance templates that make redesigning your current program simpler, this one-of-a-kind guide will help you create a dynamic appraisal system that's flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate market changes, revised priorities, and increasing productivity targets.
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