The Kabachnick Group Blog

Become a Company of Giants

Posted on: May 10th, 2014

A friend of mine told me he heard a speech recently by a Ph. D. in physics. This man earned his degree about 20 years ago.  He made this statement: “More than half of the correct answers I gave on my finals 20 years ago are no longer valid. What we have learned in science […]

Posted In: Employee Motivation

Part-Timers Are Not “Coverage”

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

Many experts believe that within a few years the U.S. will face a shortfall of 10 million workers, mostly in the frontline service sector. As a result, it is predicted that it will be increasingly more difficult to find employees willing to work for minimum wage or slightly more. There is good news though. More […]

Posted In: Employee Motivation

Providing a “Greener” Work Environment

Posted on: April 30th, 2014

The trend of employers having to deal with a declining performance in the workplace seems to be intensifying according to recent research by The Kabachnick Group. Here are some of our latest discoveries: 92% of employers tell us their company fails to deal effectively with poor performers. 54% of employees leaving a company do so […]

Posted In: Employee Performance

Firing Is a Favor

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

The damage that an unproductive and disengaged worker can cause is impossible to tally. In my research on organizational behavior patterns, I have found that co-workers recognize disengagement much sooner than management. As a result, the impact on employee morale, as well as its effect on customers and productivity, is often devastating. Dissatisfaction, frustration and […]

Posted In: Employee Evaluation

Productive employees . . . born or made?

Posted on: April 18th, 2014

How do you know if you have a good person-to-position match-up? The obvious answer would be a happy, productive, engaged and motivated employee. If this is so simple then why are so many employees and employers unhappy with each other? The answer to this question begins with the employer’s awareness of the employees’ natural behavior […]

Posted In: Employee Evaluation

Assessing Current Employees

Posted on: April 5th, 2014

Assessing current employees can increase retention and spark engagement.  Consider these questions: Is the employee using her natural skills? What is her productivity level compared with her potential? How is the team’s productivity? Should this employee be counseled to consider work in a different environment? Should the employee be repositioned or reclassified? Is the employee […]

Posted In: Employee Performance

What You Do and Where You Do It

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

Surveys say up to 84 percent of people enjoy what they do, but not where they do it.  Specifically, they cite company policies that inhibit creativity, rules and procedures that make no sense, and executives who live on a planet called entitlement.  While most workers do not begrudge leadership making more money, the issue of […]

Posted In: Human Relations

Retaining/Developing Talent

Posted on: March 18th, 2014

“No company can expect to beat the competition unless it has the best human capital and promotes these people to pivotal positions.” – Lawrence A. Bossidy, Chairman, Honeywell and Co-Author “Execution-The Discipline of Getting Things Done. We believe the differentiating factor in an organization and what positions it for success – with customers and employees […]

Posted In: Employee Retention

Hiring “Good” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

In 207 B.C, 2000 years ago, the Chinese Han dynasty attempted to create a scientific process for hiring their civil servants. They thought the answer would be to write detailed job descriptions, but despite this rationale, few of the people hired performed as they expected. Today’s hiring efforts are more daunting than ever. Resumes often […]

Posted In: Employee Evaluation

Disengagement Affects Everyone

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

As customers, we’ve been waited on by people who quit but never left. As employees, we’ve been managed by bosses who quit but managed to stay. As managers, we have managed people who physically attend but mentally pretend. Disengaged workers are costing U.S. based organizations in excess of $250 billion as noted by a recent […]

Posted In: Employee Disengagement

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