Setting Employee Goals

00:02 Every supervisor and employee should set goals. 00:42 Employees who set goals increase both their commitment and motivation, and they become more invested in their jobs and long-term career plans. 00:53 The goal-setting process allows employers to direct employees’ efforts toward maximizing accomplishments and toward supporting the company’s own long-term goals. 01:11 Goal setting […]

How to Keep Employees Motivated

How to Keep Employees Motivated

0:04 Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the owner of a five-person firm, you know that a motivated team is essential to your success. 0:47 According to a blog on the professional networking site, LinkedIn, there are three key areas to watch out for: workplace atmosphere, job standards, and employee productivity. […]

Planning for Workplace Emergencies

Workplace Emergencies

0:03 Planning for Workplace Emergencies 0:30 A workplace emergency is an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public. 0:42 An emergency action plan is key to preventing a disorganized emergency response 0:59 An emergency action plan covers designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety. 1:09 Emergency Action Plan […]

How to Keep Company Information Confidential

0:02 Maintaining the confidentiality of valuable company information– such things as customer lists, trade secrets, and other proprietary data– can be a challenge, both during the course of an individual’s employment and after an employee leaves the company. 0:53 As an employer, you may consider requiring that certain employees sign agreements. 1:02 Non-competition agreements, which […]

How To Conduct an Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

0:03 How to Conduct an Exit Interview 0:21 An employee leaving your company often has a lot of knowledge about your business and workplace 0:30 A final-sit down may be valuable to your company going forward 0:43 Benefits of an Exit Interview 1:10 A manager, supervisor or HR personnel should conduct the exit interview 1:40 […]

The Termination Meeting

0:37 Terminating employees may be a necessary reality of the workplace. 0:47 If possible, schedule the meeting at the end of the workday or prior to a weekend. 0:58 Try to avoid termination during a holiday. 1:13 Generally, a termination meeting should involve two management personnel. 1:19 The witness may take notes if helpful. 1:22 […]

3 Steps to Prepare for the Termination Meeting

0:02 Steps you should take to prepare yourself for a termination meeting. 0:37 The first step in preparing for a termination meeting is to thoroughly review the employee’s personnel file. 0:45 Be sure to familiarize yourself with the employee’s work record and the reason for termination. 0:53 Explain to the employee why the decision to […]

Firing a Problem Employee

Firing a Problem Employee

0:00 Firing a problem employee is never easy 0:24 Firing a Problem Employee: Protecting your Company against Lawsuits 0:33 Employee that is difficult or disgruntled in the workplace is likely to be all the more when confronted with being let go 0:46 Keeping employee records is very important 0:49 Performance reviews, disciplinary notices, and performance […]

How to Deliver Negative Feedback Fairly and Effectively

Delivering Negative Feedback

0:02 How to Deliver Negative Feedback Fairly and Effectively. 0:07 As a manager, you may find yourself avoiding these conversations in an effort to spare employees’ feelings. 0:44 You aren’t doing your employee any favors by withholding constructive criticism about where he or she needs to improve. 1:03 Provide constructive feedback regularly, rather than waiting […]