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How 1-on-1 Profiles Help Managers and Employees to Work Better Together

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Employee performance and success are most likely a challenge in your fast-changing, digital business environment. And there’s no need to fan the flames of this challenge with unnecessary disengagement between managers and employees. Right? SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Employee Check-Ins.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Future of Work, Now

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Most of us have experienced how the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing everything about the way we live, shop and communicate.

CONTEST – Calling for Your Worst Performance Review Stories

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Everyone has that horrible performance review horror story. The one where you walked into a performance review not knowing that your manager had been stockpiling all of their negative feedback only to unleash it all at once, leaving you confused and even possibly scared. Or maybe the time that you went into a performance review with ten reasons why you deserve a raise, only to find out your manager had no idea what you were up to for the past year. Well, we want to hear it.

Should Employee Rating Scales Stay or Go?

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With more and more major corporations moving away from traditional annual reviews and employee ratings, you might be debating whether to follow their example or stick with your current model. So, let’s dive into the debate and consider the reasons why employee rating scales should Stay or Go. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. Employee ratings provide quantifiable metrics that can guide leaders’ decision-making and improve processes.

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

Is Performance Management Broken? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Extensive research in the past few years has focused on improving and gauging success of traditional performance management methods. But even with upgrades like 360 reviews and calibration, performance management falls short of accurately measuring performance due to persistent bias.

If the Characters from Parks and Rec Received Performance Reviews

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Parks and Recreation is a beloved and binge-worthy workplace comedy with memorably quirky characters. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out on Netflix. SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Employee Check-Ins. The show’s setting—in the Parks and Rec department of a small town in Indiana—got us thinking: What would performance reviews look like for these characters? What are their professional strengths and weaknesses? What feedback would they get from their coworkers?

How to Bridge the Growth Divide for More Business and Employee Success

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The Reflektive and Wakefield Research webinar on May 8th about the Growth Divide study and insights was a hit with 96% of attendees scoring it a 4 or 5. We appreciate this feedback and suggest you tune into the webinar, now on demand.

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Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work

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Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. We must know how we’re performing at our jobs in order to continuously improve and keep our organization moving forward. At one point, we all used benchmarks: From childhood through higher education, we had clear grades presented to us multiple times a year to let us know exactly where we stood in comparison to a mandated rubric. Feedback and evaluation are key to organizational success. Click To Tweet.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

What Your Employees Really Want [RESEARCH]

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New data reveals a significant gap between what employees expect and what companies deliver when it comes to performance management and growth. At Reflektive, we call this the Growth Divide. I recently shared with HR Technologist the key steps to address the gap.

How to Deliver Effective Peer-to-Peer Feedback

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Many employees struggle to write feedback about colleagues, and understandably so. Whether it’s because they’re worried about how their feedback will be perceived, don’t want to cause tension in a close working relationship, or feel uncomfortable reviewing a peer, the process is a source of anxiety for many. We’re here to put your mind at ease about peer-to-peer feedback.

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Why Is Your Manager Changing Your Performance Rating Behind the Scenes?

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Have you ever had a performance review that didn’t go as expected? Maybe you were blindsided by a less-than-stellar rating or your manager’s assessment didn’t align with your own perception of your work. Or maybe you felt you were evaluated unfairly by a biased manager. SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Employee Check-Ins. If so, you’re in good company—about 7 in 10 employees feel similarly.

How Often Should You Conduct Performance Reviews?

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Many companies have recognized the need to transform the performance review process. One of the most important questions that leaders need to consider is “How often should performance appraisals be done?”. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones. The classic model is to conduct reviews at the end of the year, when employees’ performance over the previous 12 months informs raises and promotions for the year ahead. But there are a few key problems with the annual review process.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

A Guide to Giving Your Office Dog Their Performance Review

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As we prepare for review season, we at Reflektive have been doing some research and discovered that there is a disturbing lack of resources online about how to give office dogs their performance reviews. Dogs–like humans–are very sensitive, which is why giving them performance feedback delicately and positively is crucial to their engagement and productivity. SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Guide to One-on-Ones.

Shocking Employee Turnover Statistics

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We all know that employee turnover is a problem, but just how of a big of a problem is it? How much does turnover cost companies? And what are the main causes? Prepare to be shocked: SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. The High Cost of Turnover. A Gallup report found that 21% of Millennial workers say they’ve changed jobs within the past year—a percentage that’s three times higher than non-Millennials.

Hilarious HR Lessons We Can Learn From ‘The Office’

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At Reflektive, we’re big fans of “The Office” TV show – for the humor of course, and also for the case studies in workplace dynamics! While often exaggerated, these types of characters and stories get to the core of what you’d find in almost any office in America. But what are the most important takeaways, especially for human resources professionals?

4 Great Books to Read on Your July 4th Holiday

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With the 4th of July around the corner, hopefully you’re looking forward to some well-deserved time off.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

How This Digital Agency Created a Global Culture of Performance

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It’s no secret that the old performance management process is out. Ratings, annual reviews, and clunky software systems are no longer practical or functional for the modern organization.

5 Quick Podcast Episodes to Grow Your Management Skills

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Labor Day is coming up this weekend, so instead of telling you to kick back, relax, and forget about work, we’re giving you a few podcast recommendations to focus on your professional development. Thanks to podcasts like This American Life and Serial, podcasts have become increasingly popular in the United States and abroad in the past few years. In fact, according to Apple, there are over 550,000 podcasts available as of June 2018.

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The Psychological Effects of Praise

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Carol Dweck is a pioneer in the field of developmental psychology. Her work introduced the concept of fixed vs. growth mindsets. Essentially, a person with a fixed mindset believes that people are born with certain traits and abilities, while someone with a growth mindset believes that these abilities can be learned and mastered through hard work and deliberate practice.

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Robots in the Workplace: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will change the way we work — there’s no doubt about it. For senior leaders, increased computerization promises efficiency and low-cost productivity — better profitability is in our grasp. For human resources, AI will take jobs away, replacing human workers.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

How Fortune 500 Companies Do Employee Performance Ratings

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A number of Fortune 500 companies have moved away from the traditional annual review model, but what approaches have they taken to revamp the process? For the most part, the changes have focused on development instead of evaluation. Rather than simply rating an employee’s past performance, they want to chart a course to successful future performance. SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. Let’s focus on a few companies to see what specific changes they’ve made. Accenture.

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The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO

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An employee who spends more time in the office isn’t necessarily a more productive employee. The State of American Vacation 2017” report—a survey of over 7,000 American workers—found that 38% of employees want to be seen as a “work martyr”, someone who sacrifices time-off to put in more hours at the office. This mindset is part of the reason that the majority of employees, 54%, end the year with unused vacation time. 54% of employees end the year with unused vacation time. Click To Tweet.

6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018

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2018 will be a good year to be in HR. At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Anna Tavis , Ph.D. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says.

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The True Value of HR Technology

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When considering any new technology, you need to be certain that the benefits outweigh the costs. Especially when you need to show the C-suite that a new system will add serious value to the business. Human resources technology can include payroll, performance management , talent acquisition, people analytics, and more. Let’s dig in and see why the benefits of HR technology are worth the investment. Efficiency. The days of paper-based systems and complicated spreadsheets are over.

Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

4 Ways to Make Your HR Team More Strategic

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An organization relies on its people, yet too often the strategic value of people themselves is overshadowed, and by default, the human resources function is brushed aside. According to a DDI Global Leadership Forecast , HR is even seen by CEOs as providing less strategic value than any other major business function. The role of HR underpins everything employees do at work and touches all departments Click To Tweet ?.

Employee Check-In Question Templates

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Employee check-ins are on the rise, to replace or to supplement the problematic annual review. Check-ins help steer managers to have quality conversations with their direct reports, while also providing the business with consistent documentation across departments. If your performance review completion rates are not what you’d like them to be, you should try check-ins. The quality of check-ins depends on the questions you ask Click To Tweet.

Retaining Millennials: Solve This Problem and Get an HR Job Anywhere

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Remember when you were a kid, and your parents dragged you along with them to visit a relative or friend’s house? I use the word “house” loosely because, for a kid, it felt more like a prison.

3 Ways to Drive Growth with Digital HR Transformation

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Digital business transformation across most departments in the enterprise has been well underway for several years. Now more than ever, people management processes are undergoing digital transformation when considering what’s most important to CEOs. . SEE ALSO: How to Effectively Change Performance Management. A recent survey by Gartner, Inc.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

How This CTO Redesigned Performance Management … In 1 Week

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It takes a lot of horsepower to transform performance management in the modern workplace, but with the right executive sponsor, the payoff is imminent and priceless. Rob McClellan, Chief Technology Officer at SmartPak, is no stranger to transforming antiquated corporate processes.

Engaging Employees with Collaborative Goal-Setting

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In sports, a team’s goal is simple: To win. In business, the goal is usually much more complex. Organizations must balance short- and long-term needs, stay ahead of the competition while keeping up with changing trends, and ensure that the dozens, hundreds, or thousands of employees working for the company are all making positive contributions. DOWNLOAD FREE E-BOOK: The Growth Divide Between Employers and Employees. The third part of that equation—the employees—is the X-factor.

People Quit Managers, Not Jobs — 4 Keys to Effective 1x1s

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The sun was beaming, the water shimmering and the roar of the crowd echoed in the background. I was in my first one-on-one with my new manager at Reflektive and we were partaking in what would become a regular highlight of my week, our walking one-on-one meetings around the San Francisco Giants stadium by the water. Since joining Reflektive last February I have noticed a marked shift in the effectiveness of meetings with my manager than in previous roles.

3 Key Learnings From HCI’s 2018 Performance Coaching & Development Conference

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Human Capital Institute’s popular performance management event in Chicago underwent a bit of a face lift this year starting with a new name: the HCI Performance Coaching & Development Conference. Part of the evolution within performance management has been a change in how we talk about it within the space,” said Kara Schott, SVP of Events & Content Development at HCI. “We

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.