In the Media

HR Daily Advisor: Why ‘Come to Jesus’ Chats with Employees Don’t Work

"In the workplace, a 'come to Jesus' meeting often only takes place when an employee’s behavior or performance has become so problematic that management is at a crossroads: There must be immediate improvement or you’re fired.

By this point, a 'come to Jesus' conversation actually compounds the problem rather than fixes it. If you’re ready to lower the boom with an employee and issue an ultimatum ('Either this gets better or you’re out of here'), you’re sabotaging any chance for recovery."

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TLNT: Giving Feedback Can Be Stressful, But Do It Anyway

"While many managers dislike giving critical feedback, or avoid it altogether, employees prefer corrective feedback over praise and recognition...

That means failure to offer constructive feedback, even when it’s critical, could be costing you great employees who will find what they need elsewhere. To avoid that risk, managers need to get past their own insecurities and develop the skills to give feedback without fear."

Read the full article here Why Companies Don’t Realize They’re Failing At Work/Life Balance

"In a survey of HR leaders, two-thirds said their employees enjoy a good work/life balance—but almost half of the employees disagreed. Instead, nearly two-thirds said they were expected to be reachable outside the office, which means they can never truly unplug from work.  That’s a real problem for companies that expect high-value, knowledge-based workers to put in long hours and be available for duty 24/7. It can quickly lead to burnout, disengagement and dissatisfaction, sending great employees heading for the door."

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Thrive Global: Women Of The C-Suite

"As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Carley Childress, CEO of Macorva. Carley comes to Macorva from an engineering background focused in medical device product development and marketing management. Having worked for companies with thousands of employees and for companies with less than five employees, she is passionate about bringing startup levels of engagement to established companies."

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