Archive for January 2013

Connie’s Career Corner: A Kind word is always well received

January 31, 2013

CONNIE’S CAREER CORNER

Rewards as motivators

Tip for the day:  A kind word is always well received.

Q:  Dear Connie:  Can you suggest some ways I can let my staff know I appreciate the excellent work they are doing for the company?

A:   A good supervisor knows that it is their responsibility to find out what motivates their staff.  If you learn how each person wants to be rewarded, you will be able to do a better job showing your appreciation and motivating your staff to do their very best work.

Here are some ways to reward your staff:

  • Public recognition
  • Certificates and plaques
  • Verbal praise
  • Movie tickets
  • A written “Thank You”
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Assign new projects 

A good way to  find out what each person values as a reward is to ask your staff to write down how they would like for you to show your appreciation when they have exceeded company expectations.  Some employees are excited to be recognized by their peers or management for their accomplishments.  Other employees will welcome new responsibilities as validation of the work.  There are those who want a simple “Thank You” or a written “Thank You.”

Do not make the mistake of rewarding every employee the same way.  If you assign new projects to someone who prizes a written “Thank You” you may find their performance decreases.  They may think, “What good does it do to work hard.  I just get more work assigned to me.”  If you send movie tickets to someone that wants public recognition they may wonder what they have to do to get their work noticed.

You can know how your staff feels about rewards by taking a little time talking and listening to the things that make up each employee’s personality.  Knowing how to motivate your staff will move your career forward and keep your staff happy and appreciated.

 

Connie’s Career Corner is your source for career information.  E-mail questions for future columns to ConniesCorner@Nashville.gov .

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TODAY! What: RecruitMilitary Veteran Opp

January 24, 2013

TODAY!
What: RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity – Nashville – Proudly sponsored by HCA HealthCare
Where: LP Field
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Nashville, TN 37213
When: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11 AM-3 PM
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January 23, 2013

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What: RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity – Nashville – Proudly sponsored by HCA HealthCare
Where: LP Field
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213
When: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11 AM-3 PM
Why: To change the lives of veterans and their families!
Notify the veterans you serve and work with about this event and encourage them to pre-register for FREE here: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/nashville-veteran-job-fair-january-24-2013#registration

REMINDER: There will be no Enrichment Th

January 23, 2013

REMINDER: There will be no Enrichment Thursday workshop, Thursday, January 24th due to the Holiday Schedule at the Lebanon Career Center.

Mock Interviews will be taking place at

January 23, 2013

Mock Interviews will be taking place at the Murfreesboro Career Center this Thursday, 1-24-13. If you are interested in participating in this event, or need details, please contact Sharon Moore at (615) 898-8050 ext. 129. Room is still available! 10AM and 12PM

Career Exploration 101 will take place a

January 23, 2013

Career Exploration 101 will take place at the Workforce Camps on Thursday, January 24th from 10am to 12pm. Come and explore your next career! Call (615) 862-8890 for more information.

What: RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunit

January 23, 2013

What: RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity – Nashville – Proudly sponsored by HCA HealthCare
Where: LP Field
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213
When: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11 AM-3 PM
Why: To change the lives of veterans and their families!
Notify the veterans you serve and work with about this event and encourage them to pre-register for FREE here: http://ow.ly/h3Cqr