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What is the most important poor performance risk to manage?

Poor performance

Newly promoted managers (especially from technical backgrounds) can change very quickly from high performance in a technical capacity, to poor performance as a manager. This has a multiplier effect as it  impacts not only their own performance but the performance of their new team. It often occurs because it is a significant transition changing from

What is pay for performance, and does it work?

Pay for performance

Pay for performance is extra pay the employee receives when certain work goals, targets, piece rate items, or key performance measures are achieved. It is used as a motivational tool. For example: Increase revenue by 10% by end of financial year to receive $5,000 Pack 12 bottles of wine per box to receive a 10

Performance results – how do you get them?

When it comes to getting performance results, one way to do it is to tell your employees what to do. This approach can be a lottery – sometimes they do it, and sometimes they don’t. Why is that? Neuroscience is discovering the human brain can be like a two year old, tell it what to

How to write a job description

how to write a job description

To understand how to write a job description, first you need to understand why have a job description in the first place. The key reasons for having a job description are: The Employment Relations Act 2000 requires an employer to have ‘a description of the work to be performed by the employee’ in their employment

Employee Assistance

employee assistance

Have you heard of Employee Assistance?  It is a great tool for managers, and comes in handy when an employee tells you something that crosses the boundaries between work and personal problems  i.e. their personal financial problems, gambling issues, personal relationship problems…what do you do? You want to be compassionate, however set some boundaries about