Andre Lavoie

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June 25, 2015

How to Craft a Better Performance Appraisal

The performance appraisal isn't the most popular part of an employee’s job. Though companies around the world commit to them every year, 45% of employees think they are a complete waste of time.

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Performance Reviews, Performance Review, Performance Management, Performance Appraisal

June 2, 2015

7 Predictions About the Future of Employer Branding

The misappropriation of employer branding responsibility has 41% of professionals believing HR has a relatively passive role in the process. The same 41% said they believe HR is only consulted or informed about employer branding, but doesn’t play a principal role in the actual process. The truth is, however, the recruiters and human resource experts are the forerunners of developing an organization’s name as an employer. How are HR professionals shifting the future of employer branding? There are 7 changes to employer branding to expect from the HR department over the next 5 years.

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Employer Branding, Workplace

May 27, 2015

What to Do if You Can’t Manage Talent… But Have to

Not everyone can be a manager. It’s why only 1 in 10 people possess high talent to manage, and why companies don’t choose the right person for management jobs 82% of the time. Very few have the ability to lead teams, engage them, and handle the stressful workloads of working between employees and corporate. But if you’re not the lucky 1 in 10 who can manage talent effectively, what do you do?

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Talent Management, Talent Management System, Leadership & Development

April 22, 2015

Is Keeping Your Employees “Happy” Worth It?

Recently, happiness has become something employers aspire to. It makes sense. Very few of us want to be the manager who makes employees miserable, even if it results in higher productivity. Happiness is so important, in fact, that Japanese tech conglomerate Hitachi is introducing a new happiness badge, which tracks each employee’s well-being by monitoring how they move around and sit at work. The details of the badge are still murky, but its existence highlights a key point about work: happiness is now seen as intrinsic to productivity.

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Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Management

April 14, 2015

Small Business Concerns: Technology-Enabled Talent Management

Talent management is a difficult process to implement alone. How do you judge the work of the employees of your small business? You can keep up with tasks completed up to a certain point, but people can only manually track so much at a time. It’s tempting to keep as many aspects of your business lo-fi to save money, but talent management is likely one aspect you will eventually want to use software for, especially as your business develops. When your company’s employees are still in the single digits, it may not seem like it’s worth it, but trust us when we say the right talent management software implemented correctly is worth it.

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small business hr software, Small Business Recruiting, Small Business Performance Management, Small Business Hiring, Small Business Concerns

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