The Team at Invista Performance Solutions just visited a very well-known Tacoma area non-profit with a highly visible public face to their services.  Their leadership expressed deep concerns over the tangible rise of threats of violence and intimidation against their staff during the pandemic.  Their staff have even been stalked by irate area residents, unhappy…

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Are Your Managers Doing These Critical Things? Tips for Enhancing Employee Engagement & Motivation Employee engagement is so important to all organizations as it has a profound impact on creating a better workplace culture, reducing staff anxiety, increasing productivity, building a better work and customer relations, all which impact the organization’s bottom line. The first…

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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”- Henry Ford Would you like to…. Foster a more collaborative team environment at your organization? Align your team members’ efforts around a common mission or set of goals? See your team members more connected relationally? Strengthen your team’s ability to communicate with…

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“We are not a team because we work together.  We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.”  -Vala Afsar Change in the workplace tends to introduce uncertainty, stress and anxiety in the employees who are affected by it as well as the leaders that are implementing the change.  Unfortunately, this…

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In my previous blog (https://www.invistaperforms.org/why-cant-i-find-employees/) I discussed the impact of the pandemic and reviewed several causes for people not returning to work. This blog will describe some of the steps employers can take to attract candidates. Once things started to return to a state of normalcy, employers expected their employees to return and pick up…

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Since the global pandemic started in March of 2020, employers are scratching their heads trying to figure out what is happening in the world employee market. A large quantity of things changed and the transformation in the employment market is still underway. The market continues to try to figure out why people are leaving and…

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$15.4M are available to offset your company costs for worker training through the Job Skills Program (JSP) matching grant. The funds are for companies and non-profit organizations who need customized training and development for their new or existing workers and are administered through your local community and technical colleges. How does this JSP Program work? Your company works…

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  Organizations need capable leaders and IPS has been on the forefront of that development process for a decade. We have delivered thousands of hours of training to supervisors and managers on their leadership journey through dozens of courses at over 100 companies. We have addressed many of the core competencies which the research indicates…

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Leadership styles are often influenced by individual personalities, but grow and transform as leaders accrue knowledge and experience. How does a leader determine which leadership style to aspire to? The traditional employment pyramid model illustrates descending hierarchy with the CEO on the top level, presidents on the second level, vice presidents on the third level,…

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Employee training and development is unfortunately one of the initiatives that gets cut when budgets are tight and funds are tight for businesses everywhere. WA State has a program that directly helps your organization stretch your limited training budgets and still fund valuable employee training. Let Invista, as your Pierce County Community Colleges access and…

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