LUXA Human Resource Articles

Why Should I Outsource My Work?

3 Reasons You Should Outsource

Outsourcing sometimes gets a bad rap these days.  So much of this relates to the overseas outsourcing and the removal of jobs locally. But what about local outsourcing? These are 3 good reasons we feel you should consider outsourcing for your buinsess needs:

Topics: Outsourcing

Why Poor Performers are Bad for your Company

Managing poor performance in the workplace 

Almost every company has a “bad apple” employee. You know the employee who doesn’t show up for work, exploits the time off policy, and walks on the edge of policies and procedures.  He does just enough work to keep his job but has no desire to grow professionally or make real contributions. Without a correction to this type of behavior, poor employees quickly become a drain on company budgets, morale, productivity and their supervisor’s time. 

Topics: Employee Coaching

4 Signs Of A Poor Performer In The Workplace

Identifying poor performance can be tricky.

When an employee is not meeting the job expectations the company’s bottom line and the team’s morale can suffer.

Following are a few performance gauges that hopefully will help to focus on what is important.

Topics: Employee Coaching

How to Identify Low Performance

5 signs of a poor performer

How to identify low performance can be tricky. And, training managers to do it is often challenging since every manager has their own personality and way of relating to their team. How can you simplify the task of identifying low performance and training others to do it well?

Topics: Employee Coaching

7 Management Skills To Reducing Conflict In The Workplace

 

Increase productivity in the workplace

Conflict creates workplace tension, and that can reduce productivity. Research shows that 70-80% of all conflicts in organizations stem from strained relationships between employees. The typical manager or supervisor will spend about 20% of his/her time dealing with conflicts between employees. According to Ernst and Young, the cost to terminate and replace an employee could run as much as 75-100% of the employee’s salary.

Topics: Employee Coaching

Who Is Managing Poor Performance In Your Company?

Share your story on life with a difficult employee

I think we can all agree that at some point in time we have managed a "difficult employee".  The question is what constitutes a "difficult employee" - correct? I think for the sake of argument, working with challenging employees just make life and time at work unpleasant, uncomfortable, and an impediment to productivity. 

Topics: Employee Coaching

The Value of Performance Reviews

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How performance reviews can help your "problem employee" 

For the most part, employees come to work ready to work hard, deliver good customer service and help the company grow. We all want our jobs and careers to be fulfilling, and even more; we want to be valued for what we do. Recent studies tell us that over 70% of people desire regular feedback on how they are doing in their jobs. Yet, only 24% of people receive regular performance evaluations.

Topics: Employee Coaching