Category Archives: HR Management

Bad managers are driving employees away

In a study of 7,272 U.S. adults, Gallup found that 50 percent of employees left their job “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”  The single biggest decision you make in your job—bigger than all the rest—is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits—nothing.” Continue reading

Can you trust HR?

Amy had enough.  She was a great employee with a sterling record and had won many awards while employed as a senior associate in the marketing department, but her manager was piling on the work and to make matters worse he was taking credit for her work and blaming her when something went wrong.  Amy documented everything from conversations with her manager to emails she received often after hours and on weekends.  She was confident that going to HR she could lay out a good case of why her manager was incompetent, but she learned that most HR people work for the company, not for the people they employ. Continue reading

3 HR mistakes that ruin tech companies

 

HR success is arguably the most important factor for fast-growing, high-tech companies. “It’s about the team that grows with the company,” writes Ron Miller. “If that’s not right, the nascent company probably won’t succeed.” Indeed, it is about the team, but it is also about more than that. With such rapid growth, the team’s constitution and makeup will change quickly and considerably. Continue reading

13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit

sorry-i-quit-1Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they’re about to quit. To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, they investigated this very question and uncovered a set of behavioral changes exhibited by employees—what we dub pre-quitting behaviors—that are strong predictors of voluntary quits in the 12 months after they are observed by managers.  Continue reading