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Performance reviews: Which schedule is best for your organization?

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Your situation might look like this: Your organization understands the value of performance reviews, but has struggled to implement them. You try to adopt annual performance reviews, but notice your young company undergoes a lot of change in just a single calendar year.

How to create a plan to improve performance

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Employee feedback is crucial in any workplace. Not only does feedback help boost productivity and improve efficiency, it helps the employee grow and develop their skills, which can be applied future workplaces.

How often should your company have performance reviews?

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Your situation might look like this: Your organization understands the value of performance reviews, but has struggled to implement them. You try to adopt annual performance reviews, but notice your young company undergoes a lot of change in just a single calendar year.

5 People Management Skills Every Manager Needs

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People management hinges on your ability to connect with and understand others, but that's not all it is. When you add in the management aspect, it's clear that just being good with people or having a high EQ isn't all that is called for. Yes, people management skills are grounded in good emotional sensitivity, but they're learnable tactics that focus on building relationships as a manager, not innate charisma. These relationships are a driver for your business.

Live Webinar: Choose the Right ATS for Your Business

Is amplifying your recruitment process in 2019 one of your New Year's resolutions? If it's not, it should be. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is command-central for all recruiting activities; managing everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But with so much out there, finding the perfect ATS for your business can prove challenging. Join Newton on Thursday, January 31st with Tim Ruge, Director of Product Marketing at Paycor to learn how an ATS will change the way you recruit and how to choose the perfect one for your company.

How to not sound like a jerk when giving your coworker feedback

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We joined forces with Gusto to build a practical feedback guide for small businesses. Read the rest of the series and learn how to give non-jerky feedback to your coworker, boss, and client. At a previous job, I gave feedback to a coworker and was, to be blunt, a total jerk about it. This job had an open office plan, so any discussions were heard by everyone — to circumvent this, I sent my coworker, Hermione, an email.

We spoke to leading people strategist Josh Bersin about how is HR evolving -- and how to keep up

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Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, spoke with Lattice’s Co-Founder and CEO Jack Altman about ways the department HR is evolving. Check out the Resources for Humans video here. Bersin emphasizes the importance of HR departments staying relevant today, with the new array of tools available for performance management and more in-depth understanding of what different generations, such as millennials, want in the workforce.

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How to Give Your Employee Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk

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We joined forces with Gusto to build a practical feedback guide for small businesses. Read the rest of the series and learn how to give non-jerky feedback to your coworker, boss, and client. It can be hard not to come across as a total softie—or a total jerk—when giving your employees feedback. Take it from Amanda Goldberg, CEO and founder of Oakland-based Planted Design , a twelve-person team that creates vertical living & preserved moss gardens.

Alison Green: The creator behind “Ask A Manager” shares her best management tips

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In the latest episode of Resources for Humans , Jack sits down with Alison Green from the popular “Ask a Manager” blog. Listen to the episode here: [Link to Podcast Audio file]. If you’ve ever Googled for the solution to a workplace or career-related dilemma, then chances are you’ve stumbled upon the “Ask a Manager” blog.

Constructive Feedback Should Always Be a Discussion

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For managers, providing feedback can be daunting— especially when that feedback isn’t entirely positive. Plenty of managers avoid giving critical feedback for reasons ranging from a fear that it’ll upset the employee, to being afraid to affect a seemingly positive workplace culture , to even not knowing how. But providing that kind of feedback is necessary for both the achievement of company goals, and for personal development. Why constructive feedback is important.

Why your employees are still struggling with performance reviews

Studies show that employees who successfully approach tough conversations with their managers, colleagues, and direct reports are less likely to leave: but only 70% of them do. Read the report to learn what's really on their minds.

How To Talk To Your Manager About Burnout

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You’re sitting at your desk, trying to write an email updating your supervisor on a big project, but you can’t seem to type anything that makes sense. Or, you can’t muster the energy to work on that report that’s due Friday, even though it’s your most important task this quarter. You feel as though you’re drowning in work, but instead of throwing you a lifeline, people just keep dropping more tasks on you.

Managers, Here's How to Give Feedback

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Feedback helps employees improve their workplace performance and develop their skill set. This development can help employees not only excel in their current position, but also perform well in future positions, especially if they’re promoted in your workplace. However, not all feedback is created equal. Managers should think critically about how their feedback is delivered, because otherwise it may be ineffective. Here are some questions to consider when offering feedback: 1.

How much does employee turnover really cost?

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People are companies’ most important assets. We’ve all known this for a long time, but 1) we pay it lip service more often than we try to do something about it, and 2) it’s true more now than ever.

How to make friends at work

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It can be tricky to know how to navigate friendships in the workplace. How much should you connect with your co-workers? Too much, and you might not get enough work done. But too little, and you miss out on collaboration, overwhelmed by your lonely workload. Luckily, we’ve got a few pointers: 1. What are the benefits of work friendships? How do you make work friends? What does a typical work friendship look like? How do you have good workplace boundaries with work friends?

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Create a master checklist for onboarding new employees

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Onboarding is an essential part of bringing new hires on in your organization. It’s not simply about orientation, either: onboarding should be a comprehensive process that gives new employees everything they need to succeed in their new job. A 2007 study from The Wynhurst Group found that employees who take part in a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to still be with their company after three years.

6 Key Takeaways From Our Panel About Building Great Teams

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Building great teams might sound like an overwhelming endeavor, but it’s not impossible. Lattice hosted a panel with three People Ops leaders: VP of Employee Success at Zendesk Fidelma Butler, VP of Marketing & Strategy at Greenhouse Maia Josebachvili, and Director of People at Cruise McKenna Moreau. They shared how they’ve managed to overcome challenges to develop high performing teams. Here are six key takeaways from the event: The people function is dynamic (and difficult).

Hey managers, here’s how to onboard your first hire

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Congrats on making your new hire. As any hiring manager or other HR personnel knows, the process of hiring new staff can be grueling. It takes a lot of time, energy, and intuition to find the perfect fit for your company. So it’s understandable to feel as though everything will be easy once new employees are hired. And why wouldn’t you?

Rainforest QA's Heather Doshay on the role of People Operations in a startup

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Heather Doshay has been Head of People for Rainforest QA for about a year and a half. Before that, she was leading talent markets for Hired. Before entering the startup space, she got her PhD in Organizational Development at the University of San Francisco, and worked in student life in higher education. How did you get into HR? So many people tend to believe that HR is that persnickety policy person in the corner who can answer your benefits questions, and that never appealed to me.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

How to Ask Your Manager for Feedback

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Asking your manager for feedback is an essential part of getting what you want out of your career. But asking someone to be honest about your shortcomings seems painful. It’s much less painful to believe that what happens in the workplace is out of your control. However, that’s a total myth. The reality is you have to take the reigns of your career and drive it toward the goals and objectives you want to reach.

Managers, Here's How to Run a One-on-One

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A 1:1 meeting is an ongoing feedback strategy to keep both the manager and the employee updated on the employee’s progress, an opportunity to develop employees’ skills, and gives the employee a chance to discuss workplace challenges with their manager. Much more informal than annual performance reviews, these meetings focus on solutions to day-to-day problems as well as help an employee develop strategies of their own in the long run.

Why your performance reviews shouldn't surprise you.and reasons why it might

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Performance reviews can be very intimidating -- studies have shown it can even put your brain in “flight or fight” mode. However, performance reviews need not produce such reactions -- mostly because you should already know what’s going to be in your performance review. Performance reviews should not surprise you.

This Is What Happens When Recruiters Make Inclusion Mistakes (And How To Avoid It)

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One of the challenges of being an introvert is that practices of professional recruiters can feel oriented to more extroverted ways. Here are some strategies for being inclusive of both introverts and extroverts during the employee hiring process for the best outcomes for both the organization and applicant.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

People & Culture expert Rochelle DiRe on how HR has evolved over the past 20+ years

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In 1994, Rochelle DiRe left the art world for a career in HR and hasn’t looked back. Since, she’s worked in the rapidly evolving media industry (including for Time Warner and Martha Stewart Omnimedia) as well as for a host of NYC startups (LimeWire, Quirky, Intent Media Inc, and Managed by Q). She is now the Chief People Officer at Blink Health. What was HR like when you first started?

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How you can improve your workplace happiness

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We’ve already talked about what makes people happy at work. But a lot of those factors, like having a good boss and a high salary, can feel out of your control. What about solutions you can enact on your own? You have more power over your happiness at work than you think. Sometimes it’s just a matter of approaching the problem differently. If you’re unhappy at work, see if one of these strategies changes how you feel. Have friends at work.

That moment when your company needs an employee performance management system

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There’s always a moment when you realize your company’s employee performance management needs to change. It’s Monday morning, and you’ve got that feeling again: you’re dreading going into work. Your workplace is just stuck in a cycle of miscommunication—and breaking out of that cycle may be harder than you think. One way to break that cycle and create a culture of communication in your workplace is to use an employee performance management software.

Performance management for remote workers

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To effectively manage remote workers: 1. Set expectations from the onset. Regular one-on-ones. Constant feedback. Status updates. Trust. When you’re in the same room as your employees, providing feedback or asking a question can be simple and straightforward. You make eye contact, tap them on the shoulder, or maybe finally unplug your earbuds and walk to their desk. You can gauge their response in person—read their body language because they’re just a few feet away from you.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

Lattice Book Report: Radical Candor by Kim Scott

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Chances are, you’ve had a “bad boss” experience or maybe you’ve been a boss frustrated about how best to manage your team. In either situation, you may have felt stuck, unsure about how to communicate and mend the situation. Kim Scott’s “Radical Candor” was written to mediate those relationships and think more largely about company culture.

What is performance management?

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When performance management is effective, everyone is happy. But what exactly is it, and how can you integrate effective performance management at your company? What is performance management? The consequences of poor performance management. The elements of performance management. A strong employee-manager relationship. A culture of feedback. What is performance management?

The What, Why, and How of Giving Praise

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Praising employees for their successes may seem like a ‘little’ thing: good to do sometimes, sure, but not that important, and often more of an afterthought. That small thing, however, can have an enormous impact both on employees as individuals, and on the culture of the company at large. The benefits of building a culture of praise. What does praise look like? Anyone can give praise. When and how to give praise. Giving praise publicly. The benefits of building a culture of praise.

How The Performance Review Impacts Your Bottom Line (and How to Make Them Better)

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Performance reviews have gotten a lot of flack in the last decade or so. Critics complain of unconscious bias influencing evaluations and question their measurability and impact. How can we understand its impact on our organization? Is it an optimized tool? Does it really work? These are great questions to be asking about any business process, and the performance review is no different.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?