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Should co-workers be friends?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 16, 2022

There doesn't seem to be any doubt that a healthy workplace culture is a good thing to have. Should that healthy culture be comprised of friendships and off-campus socialization between co-workers? What if that socialization is a requirement?

Only You Can Prevent Dumpster Hires

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
April 11, 2022

A recent poll found 86% of quitting workers cited burnout as the primary reason. Previous common knowledge was that 73% of people quit their jobs because of bad bosses. Could bad bosses be causing employee burnout?

What's the Core Reason People Quit?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 28, 2022

It is common knowledge that more workers quit their job because of a bad boss than for any other reason. If this is true, it begs the question: Why are there so many bad bosses?

Algorithms for Team Performance

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 14, 2022

Algorithms, like recipes, can make our lives easier. They are the steps you follow to make a wheel, saving you the time of having to invent one yourself. What is an algorithm for fueling your team's performance?

Engagement is the Rx for S.S.D.D.

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
February 14, 2022

Employee engagement is a state of being that benefits both the employee and the employer. The employee has a sense of enthusiasm and self-worth that adds value to their life. The employer gains a productive member of their team that positively contributes more than their cost.

Defend Against The Great Resignation With One Powerful Act

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 24, 2022

Before it comes to the point of needing to ask departing employees, "As you leave, can you tell us why?" how do you determine what will motivate your staff to stick around? The answer is surprisingly simple.

Fight the Peter Principle: How to Avoid Bad Promotions

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 17, 2022

Hiring the wrong person for the role has obvious costs. What about promoting someone above their level of competency? That can cost even more because the top reason people quit their jobs is bad bosses.

Ethical Hiring in 2022

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 3, 2022

The Great Resignation has thrown employers into turmoil as they struggle to maintain existing staff and hire replacements. Desperation can motivate some to pursue methods that are not only unproductive, but may even be unethical.

Adding Value Goes Both Ways

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
October 11, 2021

Many leaders focus on the value a worker brings to their organization. Why not also ask what value the organization and the role brings to the individual?

Should Employers Be Selective in a Hiring Crisis?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
September 20, 2021

Is it a good idea in today's hiring crisis for employers to be selective? Hanging onto top performers has obvious benefits, but should an employer let a poor performing employee go when the pool of available candidates to replace them is ultra-thin?

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