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5 Effective Metrics for Measuring Team Member Performance

There’s no doubt that tracking team performance is important. Talented team members will want feedback to help them grow and improve, but beyond that, it simply makes sense to keep track of what’s going on at your business. However, quantifying and measuring team member performance is easier said than done. As Jeff Haden notes in an article for Inc, traditional metrics such as productivity can present a moving target and can often be misleading.

“Measuring is important, but measuring what you need to measure and measuring it the right way is critical,” Haden wrote. Certainly, there are a number of different metrics that can be used when it comes to tracking how team members are doing, and the most effective ones will depend on your business and on different team member roles.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Vacation Days

Not taking a vacation this year? You could be doing more harm to yourself and your company than you might think. There are a number of reasons why team members might not want to take time away from the office. Fear of missing out on a promotion, fear of falling behind at work, or simply wanting to save vacation days for another time are all common reasons not to take time off. Not to mention, vacations can get expensive. But what about the flip side?

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On National Employee Benefits Day, Put Communication First

“Give employees the benefits they value and they’ll be more satisfied, miss fewer workdays, be less likely to quit, and have higher commitment to meeting the company’s goals,” says Joe Lineberry, an independent HR consultant. But that only works when team members know what they’re getting. Keep quiet about your group benefits coverage and it’s like it doesn’t exist—and neither do all the pluses that come with having an awesome plan in place.

Communicating group benefits coverage effectively, then, is almost as important as choosing the right plan. Here are seven ways to keep your team members in the loop, ensuring they stay healthy, satisfied, and committed to your company.

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3 Psychology Hacks That Make You Better at Your Job

The idea of tricking your own brain sounds a bit like trying to play against yourself in a game of chess. It turns out it’s a whole lot simpler than that.

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Top 6 HR Guides for a Successful 2017

Enhance your HR knowledge and skills going into the new year with our round-up of the top 7 HR guides for a successful 2017.

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Personal and Sick Time: Recommendations and Requirements

Today, we demystify the often tricky issue of paid leave and give you some ideas on how to better implement personal and sick time guidelines in your own workplace.

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