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- Mark A. Griffin

Do you wonder why good employees leave your organization? This statement from Bill Hybels has resonated with me for years, but never more so than when I had this conversation. “People join organizations. They leave managers. “ My conversation with a young professional twenty-something started simply enough. “How’s the new job going?” My eyes widened […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Finding and keeping qualified talent has never been more challenging or expensive. Too many organizations implement haphazard hiring methods that are not only inefficient, but also potentially illegal. Are people hired systematically at your organization? The best organizations in the world use sophisticated processes to find and hire new workers. If you don’t have a […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Most employees loath them; many managers avoid them. High Performance Organizations have them, and they do what they’re designed to do—uate precisely the performance of each employee. Feel like you don’t need them? Here are 10 great reasons that should change your mind. Aligning performance to goals and objectives Most organization employees I meet with […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Over my 20-plus-year career in human resources, I’ve noticed that while people will endure fewer amenities and less pay, there are four reasons skillful workers will leave for another job. (1) No opportunity – When employees sense no potential for career progress, or leaders are unaware that advancement is important, employees look elsewhere for better […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Poor employee performance hurts an organization. Low productivity, incompetence, and unneeded expenses are the last thing organizations want at any time, particularly in today’s tough economy. After decades of work in the field of business and human resources, I know that few things upgrade and energize an organization like a solid Performance Management System. A performance […]

- Mark A. Griffin

The third ingredient of MVVs is values, specifically core values. A core value, from a human resources perspective, reflects the heart of an organization. It pumps the blood throughout; it makes an organization tick. It defines the organization and its culture and what it takes pride in doing. It is how vendors and customers view […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Vision statements should consider how the market and your customer base may change within the next three, five, or seven years, how such changes can create opportunities for your organization, how to bridge the distance between how things are today and where you envision you want to be within your established timeframe, how you will […]

- Mark A. Griffin

$305,000 in Employer Fines Upheld for I-9 Violations Human resources can be complicated these days. Few would argue with that. But sometimes it’s the most basic human resources processes that can cause the greatest damage to any organization when not done right. And that disaster can be compounded if you lack a skilled professional to […]

- Mark A. Griffin

Successful organizations begin by establishing their mission, which is the core reason for their existence—the product or service they provide, who they provide it to, and the benefits of that product or service. A lack of an established mission means that not only are staff and management unsure of their purpose, but customers and vendors […]

- Mark A. Griffin

When we meet with people to discuss strengthening their HR practices, we often use the term “Kingdom-minded organization.” More often than not, they are intrigued as to precisely how we define what potentially encompasses a considerably broad scope or approach. Certainly, many Christian business people, academia professionals, pastors, and consultants have their own ideas as […]