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Posts Tagged ‘Feedback’

Reinventing Performance Reviews with Feedforward

August 17, 2017

How excited are you when someone says they want to “give you some feedback?” Or what about when you hear that it’s time for a Performance Review or Appraisal? What usually follows this ‘helpful information’ exchange? Typically it includes a critique of some sort, or perhaps a blindsided analysis of...

Best Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire’s First Year is Successful

April 21, 2014

As managers, we've all been there: Human Resources contacts you and asks you to be a manager for a new employee who is starting in two weeks. So, what do you do? Well, the first step is to understand that an employee’s relationship with their manager is one...

A Review of Employee Feedback Surveys

March 14, 2014

Employee engagement surveys, sometimes called employee satisfaction surveys, can be a great tool for leaders to understand employee viewpoints on a variety of organizational aspects. Before an organization launches an employee engagement survey it is important to understand the pros, cons, and things to keep in mind when...

Best Ways to Engage Your Employees

March 11, 2014

At Helios, our mission is to support enlightened leaders in attracting, retaining and engaging their workforce. By engaging employees, organization leaders are creating an environment where everyone is at work because they want to be. Employee engagement is not only beneficial to productivity, but also has a direct...

Best Tips for Coaching the “Difficult” Employee

March 4, 2014

A great framework for providing feedback is to keep your comments confined to an actual action or behavior. We recommend staying away from adjectives that might define or judge the behavior (because we never know someone else’s motivation) and get right down to the behavior itself. For...

How to Give Feedback…Intentionally

March 28, 2013

At Helios, we often talk about ‘building a culture of intention’. We coach our clients on being more intentional, we honor and award organizations who do (i.e. The Helios Apollo Awards), and we even wrote a book compiled of interviews we had with local leaders on how they build...