Performance Management in Healthcare

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But, as the healthcare industry becomes more of a performance based environment, managing the performance of Doctors […]. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management Some interesting discussion today with booth visitors in the healthcare space. It’s a very unique environment, especially when you are talking about M.D’s. ’s.

Powerful Performance Management

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I don’t know if this is new, of if its just new to me, but I’ve found an e-course at about.com on “Powerful Performance Management,” penned by Susan Heathfield. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management Hope everybody had a great long weekend.

How Well-Being and Wellness Efforts Impact Performance Management

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Before we can put appropriate programs into place and adapt our performance management systems to create healthier company cultures, we must first understand the difference between well-being and wellness, and why both are so essential to strong performance.

The Human Side of Performance Management

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Here’s a quote from a comment that was made on an earlier post: Your company appears to care about things like "performance" and "alignment" These are terms I hear from the man who works on my car. How do people define performance? Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

Performance Management is More Than Just Reviews

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Susan Heathfield at About.com is talking about performance management today. According to Susan – “Peformance Management includes the entire relationship you have with the people you employ.” Older definitions of peformance management primarily included performance reviews, and indeed the heritage of SuccessFactors is grounded in them. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management

Performance Management Plagued by Cultural Barriers

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UK site Management-Issues highlights some of the cultural difficulties in bringing performance management to other countries. Talent Management performance management Some reactions revolve around the exporting of "American" efficiencies to societies in which they’re not appropriate.

HR Tech: Critical Requirements for Performance Management Software

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Talent Management performance management So this is interesting. Sitting in on a session with the title of the above, one would think that it would be delivered by an impartial individual from someplace like Gartner or the like. Alas, not. It was delivered by Mark Albrecht, a clearly knowledgable chap from Salary.com. But this seems to me to be […].

Implementation is Key

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Watson Wyatt released a study today which shows that while employers are leveraging best practices when designing their performance management programs, they are falling short in the implementation of those programs. From the study’s summary: In designing their performance management programs, most employers have adopted best practices — including providing a formal yearly review (98 […].

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Succession planning beef, anyone?

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Sometimes all the high-level talk about performance management can leave you – how should I put this? Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Small/Medium Sized Companies Succession Planning Workforce Performance Management – wanting more.

More on forced ranking

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It reprints an appendix from Dick Grote’s new book called Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work. Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management As a followup to a previous post on forced ranking, I thought you’d like to see this article at workforce.com.

Motivating the Troops (and paying them for their performance)

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The article tells the tale of a Kansas City based bank called UMD Financial that’s using performance management to align goals and pay for performance. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management BusinessWeek highlights "Electronic Scorecards" used in the banking industry.

Best friends forever: HR and Marketing

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Talent Management Employee Performance Management performance management Workforce Performance Management Frank "The Proposalnator" Lynn (author of this recent post) points me to an article in Fortune called "For Happier Customers, Call HR."

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On-demand HR apps for SMBs

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Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Goal Alignment performance management Performance Reviews SaaS Small/Medium Sized Companies Software as a Service Workforce Performance Management Interesting report from AMI Research showing that On-demand HR applications are taking off among small and medium sized businesses.

The HR Tech Shootout Redux

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DubDubs from systematicHR (Previously Known As The HR Technology Discussion board – so update your links) has some new thoughts on the performance management shootout from the HR Tech show in Chicago. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management

All About Forced Ranking (AKA the Dreaded Curve)

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HBS’s Working Knowledge recently published an article on using Forced Ranking in performance management. Well, Forced Ranking is a method by which managers evaluate employees relative to the performance of other employees. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

Have We Forgotten About the Employee?

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It discusses the complex issue of how workforce performance management systems actually treat the employees and managers that are expected to use them. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management Our own Rob Bernshteyn published an article with the above title in the most recent edition of IHRIM.link.

On robots and performance reviews

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Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Performance Evaluations Performance Reviews Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management The seeds of an interesting conversation are planting themselves here with this post called "So that’s why my peformance reviews sound like they were written by a robot" and here at systematicHR (especially in the notes by our good friend regina.)

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WooHoo, it’s performance review time

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Over the weekend, Newsday – a NY newspaper – published an article called "Hey, boss, improve those performance reviews" that quoted some of the stories that have been submitted to our Worst Review contest. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Performance Evaluations Performance Reviews Small/Medium Sized Companies Workforce Performance Management

Jason Corsello Answers the Age Old Question

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"What is the best workforce performance management solution on the market?" Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management " Well, not really, but he does address it somewhat today in this post. By the way, Jason, I haven’t publicly welcomed you to the blogosphere, so let me take this opportunity to do that. Jason’s new HR Analyst Blog is up and running and […].

SAP/Oracle ignoring HR?

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Talent Management Employee Performance Management Software as a Service Workforce Performance Management Jason Corsello asks the question about SAP after attending the company’s Industry Analyst Conference in Las Vegas. Apparently, not much time was spent on it – Jason says 15 minutes out of two days. Then, DubDubs wonders about Oracle – saying that the HR track at OracleWorld was left until the last day – resulting […].

The end of holiday bonuses?

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Instead, bonuses are being tied to performance because, among other things, "organizations remain under tremendous pressure to deliver results, and variable pay plans continue to be the […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management Hewitt reports on the results of a small survey of Canadian compaines in which 66% of companies surveyed said they had no intention of paying out holiday bonuses.

Are Performance Reviews Worthless?

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From the management guide at about.com comes a piece on using Performance Management to avoid layoffs and find the right spots for employees when they’ve been over-promoted. John Reh, mentions casually that performance reviews are a waste of time, and I’m inclined to agree with him. In many cases, performance reviews ARE […]. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management

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Measuring HR: The Workforce as Deliverable

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Dick is a professor of Human Resources Management at Rutgers and in an web cast today over on HR.com, he says that the one percent of organizational costs […]. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management How do you measure the effectiveness of HR? Cost per hire? HR headcount per number of employees? If you do, Dick Beatty thinks you’re wasting your time.

SuccessFactors Suite Reviewed

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Talent Management Workforce Performance Management HR Blogger, DubDubs, who writes a fantastic, focused HR Tech blog sat in recently on a SuccessFactors webinar and posted his thoughts.

“What’s In It For Me?” Asks the Employee

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As a follow up to an earlier post (from an even earlier comment) about what "real people" think of performance management comes the comment below from John McCoy. It’s always important to consider how employees will relate to a performance management system. Talent Management performance management

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Succession Planning

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We’re talking about Succession Planning and so is Gautam Ghosh: The Art of Performance Management He thinks that “organizational systems capture performance goals that are related to today’s role, and not tomorrow’s,” but he’s wrong. Workforce Performance Management, when done right, can in fact not only identify and promote the skills or, as we call […].

From Biloxi to Bombay

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If you were curious about how we reach out to our community to spread the word of workforce performance management, here’s a little article (about halfway down the page) from the Human Resource Association of Central Indiana’s Newsletter. Talent Management performance management

HR Tech: Elvis Lives!

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I’m sitting in the “Industry’s First Integrated Performance Management & Compensation Shootout" at HR Tech. Talent Management performance management There are hundreds of people here. My CEO just walked in in an Elvis costume. This should be interesting. I’m going to try to bring you the results as they come in so you can feel like you were there. […].

CFO Magazine: Building a Better Workforce

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There is an absolutely fantastic article (which is also the cover story) over on CFO.com about workforce performance management / human capital management / talent management or whatever you want to call it (more on this topic of naming in a future post (also see this post)). Talent Management HCM performance management

Where Does Talent Management Begin? At the Beginning, Clearly.

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A study has just been published by Bersin & Associates (The Convergence of Learning and Performance: Has Talent Management Arrived?) According to this report, Talent Management brings together learning management and employee performance management processes. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Succession Planning

Frank Lynn guest posts: It’s a trust issue

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Talent Management performance management One of my favorite 80’s TV shows was Sledge Hammer. Hammer was an offbeat cop in the Get Smart/Monk tradition who had a great tagline: “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” ” This was the ultimate ironic statement because his wacky, unconventional methods didn’t exactly reinforce to the viewer that he knew what he was […].

Some ideas on employee engagement

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Strategic HR Talent Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management Good ol’ SuccessFactors is highlighted today in an article in the San Jose Business Journal. The article, called "Fully-engaged workers contribute more to bottom line" covers a lot of ground talking about the impact of engagement on issues from turnover to training. It also speaks to some of the ways companies like Yahoo! are working […].

In Response to Recent Criticism

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He was unhappy with some of my posts on the conference, specifically my post on the Pay for Performance breakout session. Talent Management performance management A comment was made on the blog recently by a well known industry journalist who is also one of programmers of HR Tech. I want to respond to the criticism publicly, because I think […].

Too Many 360’s?

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Don Blohowiak recounts the sad tale of a manager with so many 360′s to do, he and his team basically submit a boilerplate response to everyone. Talent Management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management The Leadership Now blog talks about what can only be deemed a terrifically bad 360 process at a fortune 500 company.

The Best Review Contest?

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Talent Management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management Regina at Bnet’s HR’s Brand New Experience blog thinks we should be having a best review contest in addition to a worst review contest. I like the angle, and she’s got a post about her best review ever. I’d like to get a "comforting basket," the night before my review, too! Some good ideas for […].

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Why is Peformance Management “De-energizing and Negative?”

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Gautam’s talking about performance reviews today. Talent Management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management He asks "If it serves so many functions why is it often such a de-energising and negative process?" " It’s a fair question. Here are two guesses: 1. – The medium is the message. If you’ve got to slog through reams of paper to do your reviews, it almost doesn’t […].

Performance Reviews Done Too Quickly?

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We unveiled some new interface enhancements at the meeting that reduce the number of steps managers have to go through to […]. Talent Management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management Is such a thing even possible? Well, I wasn’t able to attend our most recent user group meeting in Chicago, but Randy Reynolds tells me about an interesting comment from some of our customers.