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Employee Supervision & Engagement


Employee performance, team performance, organizational productivity and financial performance have all been tied to high levels of employee engagement.

Organizations can increase employee engagement by providing:

— proper and fair procedures and distribution of rewards and recognition,

— clear communication and guidance from leadership,

— employee support &

— an enriched job experience.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current employee engagement levels; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for future employee engagement levels.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Compensation & Rewards


As a good manager, you already know that competing for top talent on price alone (through compensation and benefits) is a no-win proposition. However, there are ways to strategically manage compensation and benefits that are consistent with strategic employee management. Following are a few tips:

  • The amount of pay dispersion across organizational levels, matters. Wide gaps between an organization’s lowest paid and highest paid employees can act as strong demotivators.
  • Determination and administration of pay raises can affect employee morale and motivation.
  • Type of compensation also has an effect on employee attitudes. Beyond pay raises and cash bonuses, alternative pay arrangements such as stock options and the strategic use of benefits such as insurance and retirement plans can have a positive effect on employee motivation.
  • Fairness and equity in pay are significant in managing employee motivation and commitment.
  • The vesting schedules for compensation and benefits can be linked to tenure requirements to have a positive effect on employee retention and long term motivation.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current recruitment and selection processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future recruitment and selection processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

  Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Internal Upward Mobility


Internal Upward Mobility.

Your resume and your promotability.

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Employee Training & Development


Employee training is the process of providing learning opportunities for employees to improve current job performance or prepare for imminent job promotion, enhancement, or enlargement. By contrast, employee development is the process of investing in employees’ future career and long-term life skills.

In both training and developing employees, it is important to maintain a culture of organizational support, employee job satisfaction, and internal career advancement opportunities.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current employee training and development processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future employee training and development processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Employee Socialization (On-Boarding)


The first few days on the job play a critical role in an employee’s future with the company. It is during this time that the new hire begins to realize that the reality of the job is not exactly as they had expected. It is during this time that the new hire is first exposed to the culture and climate of the organization. And it is during this time that the new hire is trying to make friends & allinaces and a positive first impression.

Providing clear expectations about the sequence and timing of on-boarding events, and on-boarding new hires together as a group can ease some of their inevitable anxieties. Also, involving experienced insiders and organizational leaders in the on-boarding process can help new hires feel valued by the organization. These same experienced insiders can serve as positive role models, mentors, and trainers for new hires — providing positive feedback and gentle guidance as necessary.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current employee socialization (on-boarding) processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future employee socialization (on-boarding) processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Employee Recruitment & Selection


The goal of employee recruitment is to efficiently attract a large pool of qualified, good-fit applicants. Some recruitment modes and outlets are more efficient than others. You want highly qualified, good-fit pre-candidates to self-select into the application process. At the same time, you want less qualified, poor-fit pre-candidates to self-select out of the application process.

The goal of employee selection is to legally and efficiently identify the single best candidate for a particular job. Only once the recruiting process has been optimized, can the selecting and hiring processes be optimized as well.

During the recruiting process, pre-candidates should be able to answer the question: “Is this job – and is this organization – the right one for me?” During the selecting process, management should be able to answer the question: “Which candidate is the absolute single best one for this position and our organization?”

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current recruitment and selection processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future recruitment and selection processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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