November 18, 2022
The Right Way to Measure Employee Performance
Employee performance reviews are a regulated assessment method used by companies to evaluate an employee’s work. They are a means to identify a worker’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to set goals for future improvement. Also called performance appraisals or performance evaluations, these procedures have been the primary employee productivity and efficiency measurement for many organizations. And that sounds about as excited as the average employee feels about the process. (more…)
August 19, 2022
A Persuasive Case for Flexibility
Just about everyone finds the need to persuade action from another on almost a daily basis. Yet, often within companies, the front line to middle management are more reserved in promoting change if it hasn’t come from the senior executives. Everything about business is changing and team members and leaders should take heart in following the path of a team at PAM Transport.
The following is a depiction of a persuasive presentation delivered by a team of leaders as part of their participation in a High Performance Leadership Workshop. It is worth sharing as it is data-driven, passionate, and convincing. It may be useful to you in persuasively gaining alignment in your organization.
The topic was how to get leadership alignment on how to deal with flexible work schedules and the future of work.
March 22, 2022
The Upside of Hybrid/Remote Work
While many companies are struggling with the dual challenges of managing remote work while stemming high turnover, Chelsea Wood, Director of Recruiting at PAM Transport, has the answer and the data to prove it.
Chelsea leads 18 domestic recruiters. Eight of these recruiters live in different states and work remotely. Chelsea has used this hybrid approach successfully for the past 7 years, so the pandemic was not a driver for this hybrid solution. Gary, her Vice President of Recruiting believed he could expand the hiring pool using remote recruiters and trusted it wouldn’t affect performance. (more…)
February 4, 2022
Taking a Mulligan: How to Avoid Making Mistakes When Hiring for High Performance Teams
How many of us have taken a mulligan when it comes to hiring new candidates for our organization? In golf, a mulligan refers to a do-over – a free pass for making a bad call on the first try. In the workplace, leaders also experience their fair share of mistakes, especially when finding the right candidate for a role. Given another chance, you’d likely make adjustments and do things differently. If you could, you’d take a mulligan.
November 18, 2021
5 Ways to Build High Performance Teams
Zooming in on the tasks people need to complete – instead of emphasizing the end goals and outcomes – can suck the life out of them and even create zombie employees. This is why HPWP Group Founder and Principal Sue Bingham cautions companies against setting off their own zombie apocalypse. She says the focus should be on treating each person as a responsible human being.
It all starts with believing in the people you’ve hired. Ultimately, you’d want high performance teams that are alive and willing to slay goals that mean something to them.