The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

“Consider this email your verbal warning.” As comical as this may sound – after all how can a verbal warning be delivered by email? – this line is taken from an actual disciplinary email I came across recently sent to an employee by their manager. The situation was that the employee had made an error … Continue reading The dangers of disciplining employees before you know them.

10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail

Picture this. The senior executive team of a large operational business with a big blue collar workforce (a construction company, industrial manufacturer, logistics company, etc) are having their weekly meeting and lamenting over the figures. Sales are down, productivity is down, sick leave is up and there is a general feeling of poor morale around … Continue reading 10 reasons why employee engagement programs fail