The Lowest-Cost Employee Engagement Program

Employee recognition lets workers know that their contributions are appreciated and valued, and they are because after all, great employees could be working for someone else. Think about the last time you praised an employee. Can you remember? Lack of recognition remains one of the top reasons employees quit. Praising and thanking employees for a… Read More

Five Steps to Delivering a Micro-Review

I’m a believer in formal annual reviews. They’re a crucial tool in a manager’s leadership and organizational development toolbox. Companies that toss them out in the name of “the new generation” are losing a major opportunity to shape team members’ professional trajectory. Day-to-day, an employee may not meet your expectations on particular job tasks and will… Read More

Love Work: an Interview with Chuck Runyon, Anytime Fitness Co-Founder and CEO

Chuck Runyon and his business partner founded Anytime Fitness in 2002 and since then the franchise has grown to over 3000 locations in over 30 countries. Anytime Fitness is one of the largest and fastest growing franchises in history and Chuck shares the secret to their success: it’s all about the people. In this episode of The… Read More

Performance Reviews Are Still Relevant

Much has been written recently about the evolution of the performance review.  To judge from the past several years’ discussion on the topic, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that performance reviews are a relic of the past, ready to be mothballed. I disagree with the notion that performance reviews are antiquated, and I… Read More