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Personnel Files: What the Records Show (Elevator Video Blog)

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 07:00 AM


The Truth about Employee Records

Does your Company have a "personnel file?"  By that, I mean one folder for keeping every important-looking piece of paper related to one of the employees.  Hey - as long as all the papers are (pretty much) in one place and able to be found, that's OK...right?

Employee record keeping is a serious matter.  Personnel files are to a seasoned HR Professional like a blood sample is to a Physician.  Regardless of what the Manager (or Patient) says, you can get to the truth by checking the sample...assuming you know what to look for.  Your employee records say a lot about your Company.  As unimportant as they may seem to some Managers, those dusty papers will either save you or hang you.

Respect the records!  Watch our Elevator Video Blog for a dose of truth re: personnel files.

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Tags: employee documentation, employee records, personnel files

Elevator Video Blog - Why Give Employees Performance Reviews?

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 12:30 PM


Performance Management and Feedback

Try playing Football with no yard lines, no end zone and no goal posts (this was actually a fun game I played as a kid; let's try another example!). 

Better yet, try running your operation with no expectations, performance targets or feedback.  Would you sign up to be accountable for that operation?  Not if you want a good career.

Managers use a lot of reasons to not give performance reviews to their employees.  I wonder how many of those reasons are actually good for the business overall. 

Watch this short "elevator" video blog for reasons to give employees performance reviews!  No cheesy performance review phrases here; just sound advice.

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Tags: effective communication, performance management