Engage through ongoing feedback to retain and attract talent

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details The more you can engage your employees, the more straight-forward it is to achieve results. Engaged employees are present emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Their creativity and enthusiasm further your credit union’s mission. They help you attract the new talent you need and are less likely to leave the organization. The leader’s charge is to create the climate and the culture where people feel engaged and where they can blossom and produce. Smart approaches to employee interactions, especially feedback, are a great place to focus to have a positive impact on engagement, retention, and hiring. Engagement is essential, as employees today are on the move. They know they have options. According to Gallup 51% of employees globally said they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings so they can improve career growth opportunities. Almost two-thirds believe they will likely find a job as good as their current one, and 90% of those who move, go to a new company. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports voluntary job change in the U.S. is increasing, and last year non-retirement voluntary turnover was at 15.5%. Having managers up their game in interacting with employees will improve turnover rates in your credit union.Numerous factors of the manager-employee interaction affect engagement. For example, a manager must be alert to unconscious biases, which can diminish team effectiveness, reduce engagement and also reduce the size of the potential talent pool. People gravitate to those most like themselves when hiring or choosing a team, even though studies show that diversity of background and experience provide better organizational results. Or, when managers focus on the “A-team” at the expense of others on the team, it reduces engagement and misses the opportunity to expand the credit union’s talent capacity. Additionally, when considering people to step up to a challenge, women and under-represented minorities may not be tapped because they are viewed as “not-ready” since they don’t fit a manager’s given stereotype of a leader.A manager’s success-based feedback engages employees, while deficiency-based feedback has the opposite result. Success focused conversations increase the neurological responses that are associated with learning Managers should coach based on an employee’s strengths to help them learn, grow, and improve. The manager and the employee should work together to discover ways that the employee can excel. If there are areas that need strengthening or a behavior to be changed, the manager and the employee together develop a vision for the  future that incorporates the changed behavior and supports the employee’s learning.The manager’s conversations with employees are most effective when they follow a regular rhythm. Gallup found that the most engaged employees have a meaningful interaction with their manager at least once a week.  All it usually takes is a simple ten-minute to half-hour talk, which lets the manager acknowledge what’s going well and allows them and the employee to seek additional ways to build upon success. When someone has a success, the manager should acknowledge it on the spot, and not wait for a regular feedback meeting. For example, if your employee ran a very effective meeting, or handled an irate customer’s problem particularly well, that success deserves immediate attention. This type of immediate feedback propels further success and enhances employee engagement. Not only will a mindset of constructive engagement help you and your team up your game, and help produce the results your credit union seeks, better yet, you will enjoy doing so.last_img read more

Antique solo parents learn rights, privileges

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – Forty-nine soloparents working at the provincial government here were briefed about theirrights and privileges.    “There are still many solo parents whoare not aware of their rights and privileges so this orientation is conducted,”Dagumanpan added. “One of the benefits of the soloparents is the extended maternity leave which is 120 days,” she added. Diwata Dagumanpan, solo parent programin-charge of the Social Welfare and Development provincial office, said onWednesday that this was the first time solo parents employed at the provincialgovernment – permanent or job order – were gathered. She said Republic Act 8972, the lawwhich provides benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children waspassed on July 2000 yet many solo parents were unaware of it. “When they apply for their passport atthe Department of Foreign Affairs, they no longer have to register online butthat they could walk-in,” Dagumanpan said. She added solo parents need to applyfor the solo parent identification card at their respective municipal SocialWelfare and Development Offices. Solo parents and employees of the provincial government are briefed about their benefits and privileges at the Kanyugan Function Hall in San Jose, Antique on Wednesday. ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY/PNA There are several categories in whicha person is considered a solo parent, such as a woman who gave birth as aresult of rape and other crimes against chastity – even without the finalconviction of the offender and parent left solo or alone due to the death ofspouse or due to physical and/or mental incapacity of the spouse.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Messi suffers arm injury as Barca put four past Sevilla

first_imgAfter Inter and Real, whose poor form continued with a loss at home to Levante earlier on Saturday, Barca’s schedule includes the return tie against Inter in Italy, as well as La Liga games against Real Betis and Atletico Madrid.Even without Messi, they might be confident of seeing off Madrid, whose early-season dip has only deepened while Barcelona have sparked a rival.Since drawing at home to Athletic Bilbao last month to make it three games without a win, they have blown Tottenham away at Wembley, taken a point away to Valencia and now eased past Sevilla, who came into the weekend top of the table.Barca fans had chanted, “don’t touch the badge” before kick-off after president Josep Maria Bartomeu had announced earlier on Saturday that plans to change the club crest had been shelved.They were soon celebrating a goal too as Coutinho bent a sumptuous right-footed shot into the far corner with only two minutes on the clock.Messi doubled the advantage, racing clear on the counter-attack before jinking inside and curling into the bottom corner with his left foot. It was his last significant contribution.Ousmane Dembele was his replacement but Suarez took on the mantle, too quick to his own heavy touch and brought down by Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik. Suarez buried the penalty.The game seemed up but Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to make a brilliant double save to deny Sarabia and then Wissam Ben Yedder with his thigh.Sarabia gave Sevilla hope with 11 minutes left, his shot deflecting off Clement Lenglet and in, but Rakitic ensured there was to be no late drama with a well-timed volley. Muriel added what proved only to be a consolation in injury time.Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi scored and then went off injured as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2 on Saturday to move back to the top of La Liga.Messi had to be substituted in the 26th minute at the Camp Nou after falling awkwardly on his right arm, but not before the Argentinian had doubled Barca’s lead with a curling left-footed finish.Barcelona now face an anxious wait, with the Clasico against Real Madrid fast-approaching next weekend.Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez’s penalty, which he also earned, made sure of victory before a three-goal flurry in the final 11 minutes.Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic.Any joy at jumping above in-form Sevilla, however, was tarnished by the injury to Messi.Before the clash against Madrid next Sunday, Inter Milan visit in the Champions League on Wednesday but Messi’s involvement there would seem unlikely.He fell to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez and, as his right hand tried to cushion the landing, his elbow appeared to buckle.Messi was helped off the pitch by medical staff and, despite having his right arm heavily strapped while Barca played for nine minutes with 10 men, he finally trudged off down the tunnel.If the injury proves serious, the timing could hardly be worse, given Ernesto Valverde’s team face a difficult run of fixtures over the next month.last_img read more

Aquinnah: Mindful birding and breathing

first_imgI hope everyone is surviving August, and is getting some free time to go to the beach and enjoy the hot, sunshiny weather we’ve been having. The crowds continue to gather, and tourists keep coming, so please wear your mask around others. This season feels so bittersweet, I always love seeing our seasonal residents return and getting caught up with up them. I also love spending time with friends who are only here in the summer, but that just doesn’t feel like a smart thing to do right now. So, I am sticking to the small circle of friends that I see, masked and distant, and waving to others from afar. Happy birthday to Bonnie Menton, yoga teacher extraordinaire, who celebrates on Friday, and to Kate Taylor, who celebrates on Saturday. Happy birthday, you talented ladies.If you have any Aquinnah Town Column suggestions, email Molly Purves, [email protected] The Aquinnah Police Department received two reports over the weekend from town residents that packages in their mailboxes were tampered with and items stolen out of the packages. If anyone else experienced this, or has any information relating to this incident, please call the Aquinnah Police Station at 508-645-2313. If no one is at the police station, please leave a message, and an officer will return your call. FYI, mail tampering and theft is a federal crime with serious fines (up to $250,000) and time in a federal prison as consequences.There are lots of ways to keep moving and connected these days. Some are in person and some are online; if you are missing group exercise classes, here are some options. Yoga on the Beach with Rachel Elion Baird, RYT, resumed this week. Classes will continue, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, at 8 am through Sept. 7. The classes are held on Lobsterville Beach, and class size is limited. Text Rachel at 802-989-9992 for further information and to register. Neva Goldstein is teaching yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am at the Town Hall, class fee is $15. Preregistration is required, you can contact Neva at [email protected] Kat Garfinkle is offering a free livestream class, “Mindful Breathing” on Thursdays at 7 am. It’s a short, 30-minute practice that can transform your day. Registration is through the Yoga Barn website, marthas-vineyard-yoga-barn.com. You’ll receive a Zoom link 10 minutes before class starts. The Yard is hosting virtual dance, yoga, and Pilates classes every day of the week; go to dancetheyard.org for details and registration.The virtual Chilmark Road Race happened this weekend. If you ran and have not posted your times, go to runsignup.com. The theme was “running together apart,” and people have posted pictures and stories of their run on Facebook and Instagram. While I know that everyone probably missed the camaraderie and the intense energy of this live event, it was nice to not have to deal with the crowds and the traffic that it creates.center_img The Martha’s Vineyard Author Series continues tonight, Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 pm with an incredible panel to discuss “The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Fight for Racial Justice.” Panelists include Kiese Laymon, David Blight, and Barbara Phillips, and it’s moderated by Ken Mack. This is a virtual event; go to mvbookfestival.com to register.Juli Vanderhoop has opened her Orange Peel Bakery Café at the Cliffs. She is open for lunch with some delicious-sounding specials — slow-roasted pork sandwiches, pizza, and prepared foods. Stop by and try something new.On Thursday, Saskia Vanderhoop will host a summer birding workshop via Zoom, sponsored by the library. How will that work, you might ask. According to the description, Saskia will give an introduction, then the participants will go outside to observe birds, after observing for 30 minutes everyone will return for a discussion. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8 pm, email Julia at [email protected] to register. The library is also hosting weekly crafts on Zoom on Saturdays at 11 am; again, email Julia for the link. The speaker series will continue next Thursday, August 20, with Ann LeZotte, who will discuss her book about the history of the deaf community in Chilmark, “Show Me a Sign.”last_img read more

England seniors win Euro bronze for third successive year

first_img England’s senior men collected the bronze medals for the third successive year after overcoming Scotland 4-1 on the final day of the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Poland. Having lost narrowly to Ireland in the semi-finals, England went into the third place playoff at the Sierra Golf Club knowing they had to beat the Scots to finish in the top three and they duly did so without losing a game. The powerful foursomes partnership of Alan Mew and Tony McLure (Image © Leaderboard Photography) came out on top again, winning their third successive game by beating Robert Stewart and Malcolm Reid 2 and 1. Stephen East then beat John Fraser 4 and 3 while Richard Latham completed a similar scoreline over Barry Brooks. The other two contests resulted in halves, England’s Andrew Stracey with David Gardner and Clive Jones with Ian Brotherston. Now England will hope to go one better in the forthcoming Senior Home Internationals at North Berwick which start on 16th September. 7 Sep 2014 England seniors win Euro bronze for third successive year last_img read more

England’s Curtis Cup trio win team event

first_img Three of England’s Curtis Cup players, Bronte Law, Alice Hewson and Meghan MacLaren won the international team competition at the British women’s amateur championship. Law (Bramhall), Hewson (Berkhamsted) and MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Ireland by four shots to win the SLGA Cup at Dundonald Links, Ayrshire. The team event is run in conjunction with the stroke play qualifying rounds of the championship. Counting only their best two scores each round, the English trio totalled 151 on Day 1 and 144 on Day 2 for an aggregate of 295. Ireland’s representatives this week were Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) and Chloe Ryan (Castletroy). Germany (Esther Henseleit, Leona Harm and Lena Schaffner) finished third with a total of 300. Caption: Bronte Law is pictured playing the Curtis Cup where she scored a perfect five wins from five games. (Image courtesy Calcarson Golf) 23 Jun 2016 England’s Curtis Cup trio win team event last_img read more