November 2, 2015

Is Performance Management Data Completely Backward?

Ever since Deloitte announced their revival of better performance management, the subject as a whole has been under fire. People hate performance reviews, but they need the ratings. The ratings aren’t accurate, but they need to promote. The people they promote aren’t qualified, so you end up hiring new people anyway. The truth is, the poor cycle of performance management blunders can be solved with a simple word: data. Now, you probably already use data, in fact, I know you do. Between your applicant tracking system, your talent management, and even your performance management, it’s a vital part of your organization. However, when you look at the information… how accurate is your performance management data? It’s not.

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Performance Management, Big Data

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 11, 2015

Why Employees Shouldn’t be On-Call 24/7


The Old Rules are dead, long live the new rules. Business magazine and website FastCompany recently highlighted how work is slowly encroaching into the off-hours of employees’ time. No longer can someone simply work 9-to-5 and maintain the illusion that work and life are separate, or find time to truly break away. While on vacation, 44% of people check their work messages, and 34% of people end up working one weekend day per week. But should your employees really be this focused on their work?

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Performance Management

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 6, 2015

Small Business Concerns: Laying the Foundation for Performance Management


As small businesses begin to scale their talent to match the demand for a good idea, they should prepare for a few new concerns. And as small businesses continue to come back into style, properly accommodating for new staff will become a growing concern. Half of all small businesses plan to add new employees in 2015, and with those new employees comes an idea many DIY entrepreneurs may not have thought of: how do they keep track of what everyone’s doing and making sure they’re all getting the feedback they need to improve on the job? Performance management is their answer.

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

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