May 30, 2016

Annual Performance Reviews Are On Their Way Out

You’ve probably already heard it, but there’s a growing list of companies that are ending their annual performance reviews and ranking systems and switching to a better process. About 10% of Fortune 500 companies have already made the change because they recognize that annual performance reviews are often inefficient and that managers and employees alike dread this time of year.

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Performance Review, Employee Feedback

May 26, 2016

28 Questions Every Talent Leader Should Have in Their Pocket

5 Best Questions for Screening Candidates

Screening candidates will never go out of style, but doing it via the phone or in-person… will. With video interviewing, a series of predetermined questions can be asked of each applicant to help make better decisions of who to invite to the next round. If you’ve already adopted video interviewing into your candidate screening process, congrats! Make sure to check out one of our most popular articles on the ClearCompany blog to see the best questions to ask in a video interview…

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Employee Review, Management, Hiring Cycle

May 24, 2016

Ignore these Performance Management Stats at Your Own Risk

Chances are you want to improve your talent management strategy. Some employees succeed with flying colors while others never quite get enough velocity for lift off and in between the rest of your duties, you need to make sure you’re communicating with them correctly. You probably have employees who meet their deadlines, give decent work and pretty much fly under the radar and these people also need development, coaching and recognition. Sound familiar? What’s a busy HR pro or manager to DO?

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Performance Review

May 19, 2016

[Checklist] For Excellent Candidate Experience Every Time


From the time an applicant applies to the moment they receive the job or are not selected, the candidate experience should always be at top of mind for recruiters, interviewers and hiring managers. Ensure the interviewer is prepared so they can provide a seamless experience and represent the brand well. It’s also best practice to prepare applicants, as well. If you’ve done your job right, they will understand when and how they will be contacted and have a sense of what the interview will look like before they walk in the door. In today’s candidate-driven market, it’s as important to prep your internal recruitment team and hiring managers as it is to provide a smooth experience for job seekers (who, by the way, are your future employees).

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Candidate Experience

May 17, 2016

Change Management is Not a Choice

Only 30% of change programs succeed. The statistic is nearly ten years old, yet so believable and supported by far newer surveys. That’s right, even in a world where we can accept our operating systems are outdated in less than a year, we somehow cannot seem to update our business or organizational processes successfully or unscathed. Chalk it up to human nature’s hatred of change or downright obliviousness, but don’t kid yourself: we needed to master change management and we needed to yesterday.

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Talent Management, Project Collaboration

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