Human Resources

A Better Way to Do Performance Reviews (Part 2)

As part of our series on best practices, we made the case for why you need to prioritize giving feedback to your team through a scheduled performance evaluation. This week we’re going to talk about a better way to conduct performance reviews. Good management includes an element of coaching. If you watch coaches they are…

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Don’t Skip Employee Performance Reviews: Here’s Why (Part 1)

Chances are performance reviews aren’t something you or your employees get stoked about. They can be awkward and ineffective, especially if it’s the only time of year you provide feedback. (This is a bad idea, but more on that later.) The truth is, timely feedback is critical. And your employees likely want it, even if…

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Our Top 5 Posts of 2018

It’s been a great year at Patrick Payroll. We have a lot to celebrate. As we look back on 2018 we wanted to share our most popular blogs of the year, in case you missed any. Here’s to a spectacular year of crushing goals! 1. Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation “Don’t forget…

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Millennials are the Future of Your Organization: Here’s What You Need to Know to Recruit, Hire and Engage the Best

Millennials get a bad rap. They’re typically characterized as an entitled 20-something playing video games in his parents’ basement or the 30-year-old woman who has been trying to figure out what to do with her life for five years and is hopping from job-to-job in the meantime. However, when you consider that a significant percentage…

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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

Imagine you show up for the big game. Your uniforms boast the best performance technology to maximize player comfort and movement. You brought all of your staff—your trainers, managers and coaches. Everyone has signed a contract and you have team insurance. There’s just one thing—you never developed a playbook for your players. Or maybe you…

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Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation

Whether it’s a teacher slapping a “Well done!” sticker on our spelling test or a school cheer (“2-4-6-8, Who do we appreciate?”), it’s a great feeling to have your hard work recognized. Our need for praise, or having our efforts appreciated, is not something we outgrow. However, often times, when we get out into the…

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Manager’s Guide to Holiday Gifts and Year-End Bonuses

“‘Tis the season to be jolly” and in the workplace that can come in the form of holiday gifts or end-of-year bonuses. Rewarding your all-stars and spreading some holiday cheer can go a long way in boosting employee engagement. But before you go playing Santa, consider what you can afford, what employees really want, and…

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Lessons on Leadership from Braveheart

Academy Award winning film, “Braveheart,” features an iconic scene that showcases transformational leadership. Based on the life of William Wallace, a warrior fighting during the First War for Scottish Independence in the late 14th century, Wallace is urging his unlikely band of fighters to face the imposing English army. If you somehow have missed this…

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Building a Magical Culture without the Disney Budget

Some companies have cultures we crush on. (And I don’t say this lightly because we have it pretty great here at Patrick Payroll!) But let’s face it, with perks such as on-site foosball, gyms and car washes or free gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner (we’re looking at you, Google!), some workplaces feel more like Disneyland…

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