Ame Management Group

You take care of your company and we will take care of your people. Ame Management Group – HR and Financial Management Outsourcing at its best.


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4 affordable methods to support and award your employees

gold trophyAs a small company you may not always have the resources to pay your employees big bonuses or salaries but their is a way to show them your appreciation – Awards!  There are 4 easy to administer and affordable ways to tell your employee that the work they do matters. The awards are:

  1. Now Award which is exactly what it sounds like. Buy a stack of $25 gift cards or someting comprable and pass them out whenever you see someone doing something special or deserving of an on the spot award.
  2. Impact award is to recognize acts that positively effect the daily operation of the company.  These can be given quarterly or annually in the form of cash or a plague.
  3. Bravo award is an acknowledgement from an employees peers sort of like the Stage Actors Guid Award in Hollywood.  It means a lot when you know your commrades think your great.
  4. Premiere Achievement is a way to recognize, reward and retain employees who accomplish exemplary achievements and demonstrate outstanding performance.


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The Value of Performance Evaluations

Performance-EvaluationPerformance evaluations provide employers with an opportunity to assess their employees’ contributions to the organization but equally important is the fact that it is a chance to communicate and connect with your employee. This is an important part of developing a powerful work team.  If you don’t already have an evaluation format than the thought of this may be a bit overwhelming but the benefits outweigh the challenges. Performance evaluations can outline the acceptable and exceptional performance, promote staff recognition and effectively communicate and motivate individuals to do their best for themselves and the company.

The primary goals of a performance evaluation system are to provide a form of tangible measurement regarding an employee’s contribution to the company.  To create a performance evaluation system complete follow these steps and you will be on your way to establishing a strong and accountable workforce:

  1. Develop an evaluation form or template.  Make sure everyone is using the same one.
  2. Identify what elements of their job will be reviewed or measured. Usually evaluations are created by position.
  3. Set guidelines for feedback. I find a two tier feedback which allows the employee to rate themselves prior to their supervisor allows the employee to feel empowered to communicate their own accomplishments or challenges.
  4. Create disciplinary and termination policy and procedures. Also make sure they are reviewed with each employee when hired.
  5. Set an evaluation schedule either questerly, semi-annual or annual.


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Finally, a Financing Strategy That Favors Women

A new study has some encouraging news for women entrepreneurs. Finally, investors that actually favor women: you.

I know, it sounds incredible. Women entrepreneurs get just 19 percent of angel funding and about six percent of venture capital, making it much harder for women to build companies that can scale and succeed.  Read full article.

 

 


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3rd and Final Meeting Today – MetroAccess strike possible due to paycut push | WJLA.com

MetroAccess strike possible due to paycut push | WJLA.com.

PLEASE SHARE – Driving while tired and sick – Metro Access wants their workers/drivers to pull 13+ hours shifts and have their employees work sick because the company doesn’t provide affordable healthcare.  They also want to push FT to PT to end benefit opportunities so they don’t have to meet the Affordable Healthcare Act requirement.  Drivers are responsible for people’s safety.  How can they do that if they are tired and sick. My client needs your support.  Please share and get the word out.  Hopefully the company will do the right thing.  Thanks.


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Paula Anderson – 25 Most Influencial Women in Business

Congratulations to my dear friend and professional colleague Paula Anderson who was awarded one of the Most Influential Women in Business – Making a Difference.”