4 tips when dealing with underperforming employees

first_imgMake sure they know it’s a big dealSometimes performance is just an effort problem. Make it clear that it takes an effort to guarantee a strong performance. Hopefully this will be the push they need to excel.Provide motivationWhen you’re making a plan of attack, set goals and reward your employees for their excellent work. If you give employees a reason to over perform, they’ll often keep up the good work. If they feel undervalued or stuck, their performance will stall and you’ll have a problem on your hands.Stay in touchKeep a pulse on things. After you make a plan, make sure you don’t lose touch of what’s going on. Keep an eye on things and advise when necessary. You can monitor and still provide your team the opportunity to create and innovate.Do what you’ve got to doAt the end of the day, business is about results, and underperforming doesn’t often provide favorable ones. If it’s time to fire an underperforming employee, then it has to be done. It’s never pleasant to let someone go, but it’s going to be for the best. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 53 New Jobs with Relocation of Velocity Network in Erie

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 53 New Jobs with Relocation of Velocity Network in Erie October 21, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Velocity Network, Inc. (VNET), an IT solutions and support company, will relocate their operations to the City of Erie and create 53 new jobs over the next three years.“Velocity Network’s decision to expand operations in a blighted area represents more than just significant business growth – it will be accompanied by positive change and job opportunities that will greatly benefit Erie’s Renaissance District, and ultimately, the entire region ,” said Governor Wolf. “The company’s longer term plans include further partnership with the City of Erie to transform additional buildings in the surrounding area. VNET’s success, as well as its steadfast commitment to fostering community betterment, is to be commended.”Currently serving business clients with fiber optic internet, VNET plans to expand into the residential market. To accommodate this growth, the company will purchase and renovate a 40,000-square-foot building in the City of Erie’s Renaissance District that has been vacant for more than 25 years. VNET plans to invest $5,300,704 in the project. The company has committed to the creation of 53 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of an existing workforce of 55 employees.“We believe in the necessity to drive development in Erie through the bolstering of the region’s urban core,” said VNET President and CEO Joel Deuterman. “Pennsylvania is a strong state with vibrant cities, and thanks to the state’s financial commitment to progress, Velocity is poised to grow – and grow the region – smartly, quickly, and deliberately to create future job growth.”VNET received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $225,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $159,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $20,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for $2.25 million in low-interest loans from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Erie and Corry Area Redevelopment Authority.“The VNET project is important to developing and revitalizing our downtown. It creates an opportunity for reuse of a long vacant space and helps to bring jobs and sustainability to our central business district,” said Erie Mayor Joseph E. Sinnott. “It follows exactly with what we are looking for in implementing our downtown master plan.”“It’s an honor to assist an entrepreneur like Joel Deuterman relocate and grow his business in the City of Erie,” said Corry Area Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Richard Novotny. “In VNET’s case, Joel is re-urbanizing his operations from the suburbs to the city’s core, and in doing so, he has re-energized investment in an entire district of the city. VNET’s investment will be the first of many to transform Erie’s urban core.”Velocity Network, Inc. has been serving the Erie, Pennsylvania area since 1990, providing IT support such as technical helpdesk support, IT hardware support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s goal is to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector, with small business prices. VNET’s experience has allowed it to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep its prices affordable and its clients up and running.For more information on VNET, visit www.velocitynetwork.net.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers

first_imgMemphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) attempts a three point shot against Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game. APMEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won many games lately, and those few victories have featured drama in the closing seconds.Tyreke Evans had 30 points and 11 assists, Marc Gasol had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Memphis had its largest lead of the game with 5 minutes left, 109-93, before Austin Rivers and Williams began chipping into the advantage. Eventually, the guards helped craft a 19-6 run, pulling the Clippers within 115-112 with 1:00 left after a 3-pointer from Williams. After a couple missed attempts by Memphis, Doc Rivers called timeout with 21 seconds left. But Los Angeles never got off a shot in the ensuing possession.“I didn’t like the last play at all,” the Clippers coach said. “I thought we were looking for the 3, which we wanted, but we also could have gotten a quick 2. But we basically just dribbled the clock out.”Memphis has struggled in at least one quarter in games throughout the losing skid. This time, Memphis used a strong third quarter to stretch its 63-59 halftime lead to as many as 12. The 16-point advantage in the closing 5 minutes was enough of a cushion for Memphis.For the Clippers, playing the second night of a back-to-back after a win in Houston on Friday, there wasn’t quite enough energy to overcome the deficit.“Emotionally, on defense, we weren’t communicating,” Austin Rivers said. “We weren’t into it. They got too many buckets, and it cost us down the stretch.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Clippers had the ball with a chance to tie in the closing 21 seconds, but a tough Memphis defense forced a bad pass from Lou Williams, and Evans ran the ball down in the backcourt as the horn sounded. The victory was only the third for Memphis in the last 22 games. In each, the opponents failed to convert shots for a tie or victory on the final possession.“You take the win any way that you can,” Memphis interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We’ve got to be better in those moments, though.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAustin Rivers had 38 points, his second straight game setting a career high, while Williams finished with 36. But no other Clippers player reached double figures. DeAndre Jordan, the league’s leading rebounder, had 18 boards.“It was a great comeback at the end when you’re down that many,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pelicans pull away after halftime, top Heat Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more