Gemmy S. Allen is Management Coordinator and Faculty at North Lake College, Irving, TX of the Dallas County Community College District. She is the co-author of the textbook Management: Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations, published by Cengage. Her awards include being named Outstanding Mountain View College Faculty Member and receiving the Golden Oak Award, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce; the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award; and the award for Mountain View College Innovator of the Year. She served as a member of Microsoft Mentors, the Microsoft/Compaq College Advisory Council and the St. Philip’s College Model Electronic Commerce Curriculum Advisory Committee and is founding teacher, Virtual College of Texas — “Internet Teachers at Every College.” In addition, she has co-authored several discipline-specific, Internet-related books, developed several online classes, made numerous presentations to industry, and has led workshops in the United States, Australia and Mexico.
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A lot of people do not negotiate for a higher salary because it makes them uncomfortable. But, most of the people who ask for more money receive it.
How can you research salaries?
How will you prioritize your needs?
How will you stay positive?
What do employees want from work besides their paycheck?
The infographic above by Company Folders explores 10 of the more desirable incentives desired by top talent.
Explain which perk you want the most.
Staples' annual cold and flu survey reveals how far some employees would go to keep illness away from them, and the office.
How can managers avoid cold and flu in the workplace?
What can managers do to maintain a healthy work environment?
How much is employee turnover costing businesses?
According to the infographic above from the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE), a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, employers will often end up spending six to nine months of an employee’s salary to locate and train a replacement for them.
Why is it better to keep employees than to replace them?
Which of the 17 statistics about employee turnover shocked you the most? Explain.
How can managers avoid the cost of high employee turnover?
The infographic above and the attached ebook from Quantum Workplace suggest that employee coaching could be HR’s number one tool for employee training, development, and performance management.
What are the best practices behind coaching employees to success?
Gallup has conducted in-depth research to help managers and leaders optimize their attraction, retention, engagement and performance strategies during a time of extraordinary change. It can be found in "State of the American Workforce." (See attached.)
In the video, Gallup expert Ed O'Boyle talks about why the changes in the workplace are so important to organizations.
Gallup has found that only one-third of U.S. employees are engaged in their work and workplace. And only about one in five say their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.
What can managers do to engage employees?
According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57 for Valentine's Day. “Valentine’s Day continues to be a popular gift-giving occasion even if consumers are being more frugal this year,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “This is one day of the year when millions find a way to show their loved ones they care regardless of their budget. Consumers will find that retailers recognize that their customers are looking for the best deals and will offer good bargains, just as they did during the holiday season.”
Justin Reynold's of TINYpulse offers suggestions for managers to show employee recognition on Valentine’s Day without creeping everyone out or violating HR rules. he says that "Valentine’s Day serves as the perfect holiday to let your staff know that you appreciate their hard work. And it can also double as a great team-building opportunity."
On February 14, how will you let your employees know that you care?
We all need feedback in order to improve.
But, when can feedback feel like criticism?
Share a time when you wish you had received feedback, but did not.
How can a manager avoid giving negative feedback and motivate employees?
Using the infographic above, outline the shifts in work throughout the years.
How has the social/cultural environment changed?
What will the world of work look like for future generations?
In the infographic above, TINYpulse gives a review from a poll on LinkedIn on performance reviews.
Why should managers give performance reviews?
Why do employees hate performance reviews?
How can managers improve performance reviews?
Emotional well-being is important in the workplace. It means that employees are engaged and satisfied at work. They are motivated and feel less stress.
Why should managers care about their employees?
What can mangers do to improve employee well-being at work?
What can employees do to improve their well-being at work?
Annie Pilon, Small Business Trends, gives us “20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away from on Your Company’s Social Media Channels” .
Some things NOT to post on social media:
Basically, only post what is relevant to your audience.
What are some things that should be posted on social media?
In the infographic and article above, you will discover:
How might driver-less cars affect the future of transportation jobs?
Which jobs might be affected?
How might managers begin preparing for the future?