Defining Employee Feedback Plans and Pinpointing Areas for Improvement: The Tactical Guide

Why are feedback sessions so important?  For one, companies that carry out regular employee feedback have turnover rates that are 14.9% lower than those employees who receive no feedback at all. Now, here are additional helpful insights from the stats on employee feedback and performance reviews:  Managers who received regular feedback on their strengths showed 8.9% greater profitability. (Source) About 43% of those highly engaged employees receive feedback on a weekly basis. (Source) 92% of respondents agreed that when negative feedback is delivered appropriately, they can be highly effective at improving one’s performance.” (Source)63% of Gen Z employees want to hear constant and… Continue Reading

Managing Interruptions And Boosting Work Performance During Crisis

Digital businesses were forced to move fully remotely during the social isolation of COVID-19. But this is one of the worst experiments of "testing out remote working". Employees experience different dynamics at home. Kids are home-schooled (or babysitters are no longer available). Social contacts are non-existent. The biological weapon creeping out there keeps everyone alert. So do you still think that coronavirus is the best social experiment for assessing a distributed company? Remote Work In COVID-19 Times Enter the world of interruption science. Different studies under interruption science report that interruption during productive hours may take 15 to 45 minutes… Continue Reading

Creating an Employee Performance Review and Feedback Workflow

Resilience is my number 1 hiring trait.  As a manager, you will have ups and downs with your employees, and your feedback should reflect this. It's not about harshness or power play, mind you. Receiving critical feedback may be absolutely devastating for juniors and many introverts.  However, your options are very limited and you don’t want to do any of the following that might only jeopardize the entire company: Stick to praising (missing out on improvements)Prolong tough times until it becomes unbearableSugar-coat problemsLook for a replacement because a civilized conversation is unlikelyDeliver feedback and receive a resignation letter the morning… Continue Reading

14 Ways To Dramatically Speed Up Your Website From A Technical Perspective

.. But what if the website can’t handle that much traffic? That would reflect in 4xx and 5xx error codes, unresolved pages or complete downtime. As we know, 404s are not a big deal SEO-wise, but customer dissatisfaction can affect your bounce rates and impact your overall strategy in the long run. Performance for UX, SEO, Cost Savings and More DIY site builders and hobbyist service providers are everywhere. This leads to low-cost WordPress solutions bundled with numerous plugins which ends up being a mess. While I appreciate WordPress as a solution that’s free and open source, with a bearable learning… Continue Reading

Plugins Scalability

Recently, I've been thinking about the state of plugins. In my previous post I've mentioned the free and premium plugins, and additionally I could split them in other categories, such as: small and large, self-contained and extensible, user-oriented and developer-related, optimized and non-optimized. I could go further with secure/insecure and everything, but that's another story. I'd also like to cover the aspect of user-oriented plugins vs. developer helpers, which is a separate topic. Scalability According to Wikipedia: In electronics (including hardware, communication and software), scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work in… Continue Reading