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Every performance review I ever had was a colossal waste of time.
 
The dust laying on yours indicates it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on.
 
Performance reviews are like Santa Clause, they don’t really deliver. Yet, organizations are filled with true believers who persist in wasting time, demotivating employees, and creating more paperwork.
 
You’re in the minority if your evaluation produced lasting benefit.
 
5 Reasons Performance Reviews Suck:
January 25, 2012
After four years of financial struggles and layoffs at Rosemont Center Inc., annual employee turnover had soared from 41 percent to 72 percent. Our Columbus, Ohio, mental health and social services agency bled with each loss of a dedicated staffer. Board members reluctantly acknowledged the hemorrhaging in terms of quality of service as well as recruitment and training costs. By June 2010, board Chairman James Schmidt decided to take action.
 
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January 12, 2012
Officials at multinational companies in the Middle East often say they cannot find talented employees and junior managers among college and high school graduate applicants.
 
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December 28, 2011
A recent study highlights the importance of considering global characteristics of leaders and members of multicultural teams and of using a selection and training process that focuses on a global rather than a cross-cultural perspective.
 
The findings are from a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation-funded report, Managing Multi-Cultural Teams: From a Cross-Cultural to a Global Perspective, released in July 2011.
 
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December 16, 2011

I work very hard at what I do with every client, presentation, and article I write.  Some may call me an overachiever.  I work long hours, solve complex problems and do it all with a passion and smile most days.  I love what I d0, but not everyone loves me back.

Hate is a very strong word.  It’s an emotion, a feeling.  Tied very closely to love and lust.  So why do organizations, leaders, and co-workers hate overachievers?

November 22, 2011

An HR Bartender reader has asked this question:

As an HR professional, I have the opportunity for a promotion to HR Manager. In your opinion, would going for a Master’s degree or getting PHR certified be more beneficial for my career?

November 21, 2011

When employee volunteers at Walgreens created a career development and training program, they generated inherent enthusiasm and support. 

In January, Walgreens unveiled a career development and training site, but it was already a known entity to a significant portion of the employee base. A hundred employee volunteers designed the tool exactly to their liking. Let me tell you how the project came about.

September 2, 2011

An analysis of employee reviews for more than 250,000 large U.S. organizations reveals that a comprehensive benefit mix, opportunities for career advancement and work/life accommodation are top factors in workers' happiness, outpacing even salary. The 2011 analysis was conducted by CareerBliss, a career development website and online community.

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August 30, 2011

Sarah King describes Wyndham Vacation Ownership's way of making sure their employees are satisfied with the company, including employee round tables, competitive benefits program and training programs.

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August 22, 2011

Less than a third of employees (31 percent) are “fully engaged”—meaning that they have achieved maximum job satisfaction and are contributing to the fullest extent—and one out of six (17 percent) are disengaged, according to BlessingWhite’s Employee Engagement Report 2011, released Dec. 15, 2010.

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August 16, 2011

Up to one-quarter of your top talent might be fed up and thinking of leaving your organization. Consider 14 ways to retain these valued employees. 

Ambitious, motivated and highly intelligent, Eric G. is the quintessential high-potential employee. Three years ago, a large international consumer products company swept the freshly minted Stanford MBA off his feet with promises of exciting challenges aboard an express train leading straight to the C-suite.

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August 10, 2011

Simulations teach employees under real-life conditions—without real-world consequences.

A growing number of employees are using online simulations to role-play challenging scenarios, practice job skills and attend virtual meetings by logging on to web sites. In some cases, simulations in virtual worlds save companies huge sums that would have been spent trying to re-create job conditions in the real world.

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July 11, 2011

High salaries and hefty bonuses aren’t what keep high-performing employees devoted to their jobs, even in a dismal work environment. What you must give them is something they can’t put a value on. Managers must turn to sustainable alternatives that truly satisfy employees’ needs and wants.

Below are three levers of real value. The cost of investment: minimal. The payoff: inestimable.

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January 19, 2011

Robb E. Van Cleave is the Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Please click here to view this article on The Huffington Post.

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December 7, 2010

SAN DIEGO—On June 28, 2010 former Vice President of the United States Al Gore encouraged Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference attendees to see the opportunities in crises and advocate for long-term rather than short-term solutions.

Gore said that in Chinese and Japanese, the word crisis is written with two characters—one for danger and one for opportunity. Too often, all that is seen in a crisis is the danger, he remarked.

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September 8, 2010

Where Counting Counts: Data document a dramatic turnaround in employee relations among accounting professionals.

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March 16, 2010