4 Ways to Spot High-Potential Employees

Growing businesses need more than hard work and consistent results. They also need a group of talent that will drive future success. This is why many employers have begun evaluating employees on their future potential along with their current performance. According to research, high-potential employees exert 21% more effort than the average employee and have a 75% chance of succeeding at roles that are critical to business performance.

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New Employee Checklist – Improving the Onboarding Process

Employee onboarding is the first experience new hires have working for your company. This is the time to show and teach new employees the necessary knowledge, behaviors and skills needed to become efficient and successful members of your team.

Top 3 Benefits of Having an Onboarding Program

An effective onboarding program can lead to:

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4 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the emotional attachment and dedication an employee has to their organization and its goals. It is a critical yet overlooked aspect that is essential to the overall success of a business and its employees. Research shows that 33% of U.S. workers are “engaged” workers. While these type of workers are a small percentage of U.S. employees, the importance of employee engagement is growing. This is because businesses are starting to realize how valuable engaged workers are.  

Engaged workers stand out because they:

  • Boost productivity
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Contribute ideas
  • Are less likely to quit
  • Communicate efficiently

MJ Executive Consulting specializes in professional guidance and knows how to increase engagement and productivity.

Here are 4 ways management can increase employee engagement:

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How to stay motivated at work during the holidays

It’s officially holiday season. While this time is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s also the most stressful and chaotic time. The month of December is known to bring some burnout into the workplace. You have to buy presents, plan family events, attend holiday parties and decorate the house on top of your 40-hour work week.

How are you supposed to stay motivated at work when there is so much that needs to get done before Christmas?

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5 Steps to Building a Healthy Company Culture

Company culture has become an integral part of business and affects nearly every aspect of a company. Having a healthy company culture can drastically improve employee satisfaction and play a part in recruiting top talent. According to research, 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a company’s success. A healthy company culture can lead to many benefits including:

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Qualities of A Great Leader

According to author and business consultant Simon Sinek, a boss has the title, but a leader has the people. Truth is, the most effective workplaces are run by those who inspire and motivate their employees – not by those who just simply tell them what to do. In fact, research shows that employees who work under effective leadership are more likely to stay with their company and perform better at their job. For example, simply expressing gratitude towards your employees improves the workplace by:  

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How to Run Effective Meetings

On average, 33.4% of meeting time is considered unproductive by meeting participants.  We all can agree, nothing is worse than being stuck in a bad meeting. It’s already difficult for most employees to step away from their projects and tasks to sit in a meeting, so it is crucial that the meeting is productive. According to reports, the following are the most recorded complaints about meetings:

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