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The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

 

 

The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

According to Gallup’s “The State of the American Manager” report, just 30 percent of employees and 35 percent of managers are engaged at work.

Managers, Gallup finds, account for at least 70 percent of the variance in...

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CTD adds a Director of Business Development

Connect the Dots is very pleased to announce the addition of Erika Bray to our firm as our Director, Business Development.

As Director, Business Development, Erika will focus on continuing our growth by helping us add to our client base. Erika brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CTD's growth initiatives. CTD Managing Director, Brenda Hampel says. " Erika's professional approach and...

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4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

 

 4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

Effective leaders are proactive instead of reactive. Rather than reacting to problems, they proactively promote employee performance and enable their teams to thrive.

As a leader, four critical tools enable you to proactively manage your team’s performance:

  1. Coaching
  2. Delegation
  3. ...

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How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

While organizations should give all new employees early feedback about their behaviors and how they’re perceived, it’s IMPERATIVE to do so for new leaders.

Effective onboarding feedback empowers new leaders at your organization to align more quickly around the organization’s culture and expectations .Failing to...

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A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On

 

A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On

As a leader, you’re going to run into employee performance problems. They’re inevitable and unavoidable. But they are addressable and often solvable. It’s important to address them quickly and effectively, so that the consequences of the performance problems are minimized for employees, your team, your department, and/or your...

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5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program

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5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program

Surveys show that 70-75 percent of Fortune 500 companies have dedicated mentoring programs. It’s easy to see why so many do. Successful mentoring programs have many powerful benefits for employers, including:

  • Reduced turnover and recruiting costs. Both mentees and mentors are about 20...

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Gulf Coast Symposium on HR in Houston Texas - Feedback Report

Stand Out or Fall Flat: Many HR Professionals Seek Onboarding Improvements to Increase Productivity and Engagement

Based on feedback Erika Lamont, Managing Director, Connect the Dots received from her presentation at the annual Gulf Coast Symposium on HR in Houston Texas, we find again that onboarding effectiveness and a...

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10 Questions You Should Ask New Employees

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10 Questions You Should Ask New Employees

Are you taking advantage of the highly valuable intelligence that new employees can give you about the candidate and onboarding experiences you’re providing?

You should be. Their insights enable you to improve candidate and onboarding experiences, helping:

  • Reduce time to hire
  • Reduce cost per hire
  • ...

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Does your onboarding program have what it takes to connect with new hires?

Time to Disrupt Onboarding: Many HR Professionals Seek Onboarding Improvements to Increase Retention and Engagement

Based on feedback Brenda Hampel, Managing Director, Connect the Dots received in her May 3, 2017 presentation to the TMHRA Conference in Austin, TX, many organizations continue to look for effective ways to ensure their onboarding practices meet the expectations and needs of new employees....

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CTD Managing Director Brenda Hampel to Speak at the Texas Municipal Human Resource Association Annual Conference

Brenda Hampel will be speaking at the May 3-5th TMHRA Conference in Austin Texas. The topic will be: Disrupt Your On-boarding: What Your New Hires Expect

Here is a summary of the presention:

Your new talent is seeking, expecting, and needing more from their first weeks on the job. This session will help you identify what’s...

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