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If you're like most employees and managers, you dread the annual performance review. It's outdated and frozen in time. It's a relic of the way business used to work and doesn't capitalize on the way business works today. Can it be saved?

November 18, 2013

It is no brainer that employees who fit your organization’s culture stay longer and hiring the right match assures continued success.

Organizational culture is civilization in the workplace. – Alan Adler

November 14, 2013

Beer maker says companies should stick with what makes them great

NEW YORK-If your organization’s culture works, don’t compromise it when expanding to different countries and even to different regions within the same country, said Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev).

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November 6, 2013

Average base pay increases for 2014 will remain at 3 percent for the second year in a row in the U.S.—roughly one percentage point below pre-recession levels—according to the seventh annual Compensation Planning Survey by Buck Consultants.

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October 21, 2013

How can great leadership and a strong company culture elevate engagement and drive business performance? Our new white paper, “Winning with Culture: How Leadership Drives Engagement & Performance,” answers that question.

October 1, 2013

The heart of workplace diversity lies with enlightened leadership and a genuine commitment to fairness, rather than numbers-counting to meet legal requirements, or even persuading others that it serves as a competitive advantage.

September 13, 2013
Analytics in the business world serve many purposes, and a recent survey by the American Management Association uncovered the top five reasons analytical skills are necessary today.
 
Which of the following create the greatest need for analytical skills in your organization?
  1. Accountability for results 67.0%
  2. Competitive environment 61.6%
  3. Complexity of business environment 52.6%
July 16, 2013
Countless leadership books, training materials, and even blogs tell managers and executives that in addition to providing actionable feedback to employees, they themselves have to be able to take feedback constructively. 
 
What if the threat of authority makes it too hard for subordinates to actually give feedback up the chain of command, though? 
 
July 15, 2013

There seems to be a reluctance to release the performance review handcuffs in the HR world. Let's be honest: we conduct performance reviews so that we have legally binding documentation in the event we need to fire someone.

That's that!

In reality, effective performance management requirements are directly in-line with Tom Chatfield's 7 Ways that Games Reward The Brain:

April 10, 2013

A players, B players... green, yellow, and red.   Every organization has a system for rating their employees.  Right or wrong, these systems can affect employee engagement, productivity and retention. 

April 5, 2013

One of my favorite terms in HR is "base rate of success."  Its also rarely discussed, but absolutely critical.

Simply put, the "base rate of success" tells us the proportion of employees who would be successful on the job if we hired randomly instead of applying some predictor.

March 22, 2013

It’s important that we surround ourselves with others that can encourage and inspire us to see things from a different perspective. We’ve heard folks tell us that “It’s lonely at the top.” We’ve had discussions with many leaders who have shared their personal stories of feeling lonely, and that they were the ones who took on the bulk of what happens in our organizations because it seemed as if no one else cared as much as they cared.

February 27, 2013

Most people in the corporate world are fluent in a second language, and they don’t even realize it. Those fluent in business jargon request “face time” with clients, grab “low-hanging fruit” and aim “at the end of the day” to reach their “target audience.”

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February 22, 2013

Sharing.

That’s right - Sharing. Not sharing staplers or a filing cabinet drawer. I’m talking about sharing information.

In his book The Collaborative Organization, author Jacob Morgan says collaboration efforts have a direct impact on business performance. The results show as high as 36 percent. Morgan explains the result is linked to the role collaboration plays in helping employees solve company problems.

February 20, 2013

Hey HR folks!  Is the first word that comes out of your mouth when you head into work – “Ugh!”  Seriously, does the dawning of a new day in your corner of the HR universe generate excitement and anticipation, or drudgery and a loathsome feeling?

The answer most people reading this would say – “It depends on the day!”

You know, that’s fair.  The question you have to ask youself is: What mood or tone do you regularly set as an HR pro? As a department?  Do people like interacting with you, or do they do the classic, “Shhhh, it’s HR!”

February 19, 2013

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions.  Everyone else, though, has their top ten lists of resolutions for 2013.  And for HR, everyone wants you to go socially mobile into the Cloud.

Me?  Not so much.

I am big on “to do” lists, though.  And, while there’s lots for HR to do in 2013, here are my top 4:

January 2, 2013

For employees at companies that use weighted performance appraisals, some yearly goals or other job expectations count more than others. However, some HR professionals say it’s time for organizations to scrap performance appraisal systems like this and try something new.

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December 27, 2012

In their new book, 'For the Win': How Gamification Can Transform Your Business, Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter take a closer look at games and work.  Next Official Blogger blogger Ross Smith got a few minutes with author Kevin Werbach for a few questions:

What is your background?

December 24, 2012

One of the most exciting things about working in HR is that the field is always changing, constantly bringing about new trends and technologies to our daily operations. While this means that we must always be on our toes and be committed to learning new things on a regular basis, each new development that we embrace will help to make our jobs easier and bring greater efficiency to the entire HR function. 

December 20, 2012

We all know that a strategic human resources function is critical in today’s competitive global market, but many top-level executives still believe that HR is ineffective and consistently fails to provide value.  You can read all about HR’s continued woes in a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit/KPMG. They obviously didn’t interview your CEO, who would have told them about all the amazing things you’re doing at your organization.

November 30, 2012