New Research on Cutting-Edge Performance Management: What Are We Learning?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Last summer we posted an announcement from Gerry Ledford (one of our profession's leading scholars) introducing a new academic study focused on leading edge performance management practices and an invitation for any qualified organizations to participate. For the past year, I have been leading research on cutting-edge performance management practices at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), University of Southern California.

What is HR Analytics?

Analytics in HR

When the HR manager calls you and asks to come by her office, it’s likely that there’s something bad about to happen. If it was good news, like getting a promotion, your manager would tell you. In other words, it is a data-driven approach toward Human Resources Management.

Is Your HR Team Playing a Strategic Partner or Supporting Role?

Zenefits

Corporate leaders are being bombarded with positive messages by organization experts about the need for strategic action from HR departments,” says Dr. Robert Preziosi, Professor of Leadership and HR Management at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The report surveyed close to 700 executives in organizations with more than 200 employees and found that 70 percent of respondents said that “HR has a place on the board of directors,” compared to just 41 percent in 2004.

Around the Bonfyre with Reneé Maxwell of Hansgrohe North America

Bonfyre

For our latest installment of Around the Bonfyre, we talked to Maxwell about the qualities an HR Director needs to address engagement and culture, while also prioritizing employee performance. Like many HR managers, I didn’t go to school for it, but I truly have found what I love doing. I’ve been here since 2004. We make sure department managers are held accountable in the performance management system for employee development and growth, and promotability.