Do Performance Evaluations Help?

A staple for most companies is the Performance Evaluation. There are different types of evaluations from basic numeric ranking, to objective, to the 360 method. Companies typically use evaluations as tools to determine pay increases and to let an employee know how their performance has been. There have been several articles in recent years which have asked… Read More

You’re on a Mission. Does Your Compensation Plan Line Up?

Chances are, one of the first things you did as you were planning your business is to draft your Mission, Vision, and Values. These are the guiding principles of your company, right? But, did you take time to create a formal compensation plan which aligns with your guiding principles? Having a formal compensation plan can… Read More

What Makes a Great Leader? It May Not Be What You Think

Your highest-performing employees- the ones with the most knowledge about the company- may be who you’re earmarking for leadership positions. But, not all great workers make great leaders. As a matter of fact, good leadership can have little to do with the ability to produce as an employee. Your company’s “stars” may be getting your… Read More

Do Good Friends Make Bad Employees?

There’s an old saying: Don’t mix business and friendship. But, does that always hold true? Do good friends always make bad employees? Joseph Jackson, Founder and Managing Partner of the Resource Squad weighs in. “Hiring friends can definitely be problematic,” said Jackson. “First of all, it’s difficult to discipline and train friends the way you… Read More