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Give Your Performance Management System a Review

Nearly every mid to large size company in the world now has some kind of performance management system, a process that in theory should help people set to achieve goals and ultimately drive performance. Yet only 14% of organizations are actually happy with their performance management system as it …

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don’t just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to <i>stop</i> doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, “Multiple …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

How to Give Performance Feedback to a Failing Employee | Workology

No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but as a leader, it’s an important, though unfortunate, part of your job. In the past, it’s been reported …

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions Candidates Can’t Resist

Attracting the best candidates starts with writing effective job descriptions that won't get lost in the crowd.The post How to Write Effective Job …

Writing

How To Create An Employee Handbook People Will Actually Want To Read

A handbook doesn’t have to read like an instruction manual. Here’s how to get employees hooked from page one.<p>Ask someone to describe a typical employee handbook and you’ll probably hear words like “dry,” “stiff,” and “boring.” Let’s face it, most handbooks aren’t exactly page-turners. They’re …

Employment

How To Engage The 4 Kinds Of Employees In Your Organization

Knowing the stats on disengaged employees in your company is one thing, but what does that actually look like, and what can you do about it?<p>Employee engagement is a hot topic in many organizations. And understandably so: Gallup estimates employee disengagement costs the U.S. $450 billion to $550 …

Employee Engagement

Why Failing To Set Short-Term Goals Is A Recipe For Disaster

But according to Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, failing to set specific, short-term targets can derail your project and overwhelm your team.<p>In an interview with The New York Times, Miller said that when she first started her company, she was afraid to put …

Olympics

How Google Grades Employees, And How You Can Use The Same System At Your Company

OKR is a simple system that helps a company organize and execute its goals. It starts at the top, and travels down the chain of command within a company. Google didn't invent the OKR system. It came from Intel. And many other companies use a similar system.<p>A few years ago, Google Ventures partner …

Employment

Human Resources Basics 2015

California Paid Sick Leave - Employer Overview

Accounting, Human Resources, Payroll Overview for Start Up Businesses in California

39 reasons why your employee handbook may violate the law

Before I get to a 1752-word blog post about the National Labor Relations Board going wee-wee all over your workplace Cheerios with this March 18 …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Real Estate

New ASCD Publication Sets New Standards for Project Based Learning

Alexandria, VA (06/10/2015)—ASCD released a new professional development publication, <i>Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven</i> …

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Project Based Learning- 6 Must Read Books

'A practical guide to Project Based Learning. Designed for middle and high school teachers, the PBL Starter Kit contains down-to-earth, classroom …

KQED

<i>Post updated Monday, Nov. 30.</i><p>History teacher Edward Coyne believes class projects are the <i>only</i> way to get students learning.<p>Coyne is considered one of …

10 Tips for Raising a Child with High Self-Esteem

Every parent dreams of raising a child who is confident but not cocky, who is self-assured but sensitive, and who feels empowered to make choices and …

Self-help

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How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want

Introduction: How to Make a Garden Fountain Out Of, Well, Anything You Want<p>You tried sweating it out in the sauna, you can't let go in a yoga pose, …

DIY

BMO, FreshBooks Bring Cloud-Based Accounting Software to Small Businesses

BMO Bank of Montreal and FreshBooks today announced a partnership designed to make the management of everyday business simple and fast for BMO’s …

Small Business

Andi's Kitchen Renovation: What it Really Cost - A Budget Breakdown

<b>Name:</b> Andi Forker<b><br>Type of Project:</b> Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodel<b><br>Location:</b> San Francisco, California<b><br>Type of building:</b> 1890's Victorian …

Home Improvement

Andi's Kitchen Renovation: The Big Reveal

<b>Name:</b> Andi Forker<b><br>Type of Project:</b> Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodel<b><br>Location:</b> San Francisco, California<b><br>Type of building:</b> 1890's Victorian …

Dining Rooms

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

Kitchens

Google Launches Community for Small Businesses Owners in India

Google has launched Global Business Groups in India- a group which aims to connect and inform small and medium businesses in the country. The …