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Why is My HR Business Partner Always Nagging Me about This? You may have a friend who has a photographic memory. If you ask them when something happened, they can tell you the exact day, time, and what they were wearing that very moment. If you are like most of us however, our memory doesn’t … Continued

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Research shows that Emotional Intelligence (EI) may be significantly more important than cognitive ability and technical expertise combined when it comes to workplace performance. In fact, some studies indicate that EI is more than twice as important as standard IQ abilities. Join HR Business Partner Gregory Gjurich for an in-depth discussion on Emotional Intelligence and why it is so crucial in the business environment.

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part II of III

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part II of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren At Employer Services Corporation we believe the true value of HR consulting is the strategic component. Strategic HR leads to results in increased productivity, culture changes that impact engagement, and the potential to become an employer of choice … Continued

Three Steps to Employee Performance Management

At ESC, we love working with our clients to assist them with developing strategic HR programs to enhance employee engagement and increase retention. Employee performance management is just one of the great HR weapons in our arsenal. We have created several training modules built around this one topic alone, however, it all boils down to … Continued

Hello, My Name is Disengaged!

What Can You Do About Disengaged Employees? By Kristen Wolasz, Team Leader Formal employee evaluations or actively analyzing your organization’s employee engagement makes it easier to recognize when you have disengaged employees. These employees may show up late and leave early, verbally criticize the organization and its management, and spend more time counting down the hours … Continued

Engage your Staff: Employee Surveys and Feedback

Employee Surveys and Feedback An employee satisfaction survey can be a great way to obtain employee feedback and suggestions to guide your decision-making about potential changes that can improve employee engagement, morale, and productivity. However, managers should be aware that their approach in obtaining and using employee feedback can actually do more harm than good if … Continued

The Five Steps of Coaching & Progressive Discipline

Coaching and progressive discipline is the process for both dealing with teaching employee’s new skills as well as dealing with job-related behavior that does not meet expected performance standards. The primary purpose of progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists. The goal of this process is to have the employee improve their performance to average or above-average expectations, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. In these instances, there must be a commitment to move forward with a separation or the entire process becomes meaningless.

Building Trust in the Workplace

Who Will Catch You? Remember when you would participate in the “trust falls” while spending your time at summer camp as a kid?  With great anticipation, excitement and maybe even fear you would fall back and your partner or team would catch you.  Although it all seemed like fun and games at the time, the … Continued

How to Improve Employee Retention

In today’s hiring environment, employee retention is more important than ever.  Here are 4 tips you can use to improve your organization’s employee retention right now.

Toxic Behaviors in the Workplace

Caution:  Hazardous/Toxic Behaviors Ahead Individual personalities are a large part of the dynamic within a workplace.  Unfortunately, personalities may be hard to read during the interview process. Sometimes an individual’s true personality shines through after beginning work as an employee.  Research has shown that most hiring failures come from poor culture fit rather than a … Continued