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Performance Management – Simple, but not Easy

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Mike Monahan

Do you ever wonder why, despite all the policies, training, incentives, rules, quality standards and supervision that hospitals put into place, many of your staff do not do what they are supposed to do, or they perform tasks poorly? There are only four possible reasons why they don’t: They don’t want to. They don’t know…

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The Value of a New Hire Check-in

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Nikki Novotney

Our 20+ years of designing and implementing human resource assessments indicates that although a supervisor relationship isn’t the number one reason an employee leaves, the employee-supervisor relationship during the onboarding process is critical to the New Hire’s engagement and success. We consistently find that New Hires who report having a 90-day check-in with their supervisors…

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Recognizing Early Adapters

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Mike Monahan

Age, income, and ambition are not deciding factors in becoming an early adapter.  Instead, it is a composite of attitude, perspective, and values.  Change relies on agility, the feature that separates those who can quickly detect and respond to changing events from those who are overwhelmed by them.  The following characteristics first described by Robert…

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R2R Leadership Tools

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Mike Monahan

Tool #1 – Build an effective work force: Hire good people – This sounds simple and yet most managers find it incredibly difficult.  Get personally involved in the process.  Ensure that the job descriptions used by human resources to advertise and screen candidates are based on the actual competencies needed for the job.  Involve your…

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