[Video] HighGround Customer Story: Patagonia

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When they decided they wanted to make a change, Patagonia implemented HighGround to help them better develop its workforce. In this video, Dean talks about the importance of transparency around goal-setting and coaching and how HighGround is driving better employee engagement.

[Video] HighGround Customer Story: LRW

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Lieberman Research Worldwide wanted a way to help its managers become better coaches and leaders. It turned to HighGround to help re-tool performance management from an annual, dreaded process to more continuous, real-time feedback and coaching.

Introducing HighGround Gmail and Outlook Integrations

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At HighGround, business integrations are a core part of our strategy and our mantra of “live where they work” is a guiding principle for addressing this fundamental user experience challenge. The HighGround, Gmail and Outlook plug-ins are simply the newest way we’re making this happen.

Hello from HighGround! Meet Clare Tuchscherer

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Learn more about her life inside and outside of HighGround. What brought you to HighGround? A former colleague had started working at HighGround and told me that I just had to apply. Once I heard what HighGround did I thought to myself, nope, I don’t get coached as often as I should, I don’t get feedback, I’m not recognized when I feel like I should be. Tell us a bit about your everyday life at HighGround. The post Hello from HighGround!

Unveiling the HighGround Performance Management Data Study

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In fact, we recently shared how companies like Goldman Sachs, Patagonia, Gap and Adobe have all made ongoing coaching conversations the centerpiece of their new approaches to employee development. To help understand these differences and commonalities, HighGround recently conducted a survey meant to take the pulse of current feelings around performance conversations. The post Unveiling the HighGround Performance Management Data Study appeared first on HighGround.

HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description

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You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. Here are some questions you might have before applying to join our team: What’s it like working at HighGround? Our leadership team is committed to hiring people who are truly enthusiastic about and committed to making HighGround the industry leader. If you’re running away from another job rather than running toward HighGround, then we’ll probably take a pass. And this means our team is expanding too.

Are You a “Best Place to Work?” Some HighGround Customers in Chicago Made the List

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We’re happy to say that three HighGround customers — Horizon Pharma , Sonoma Partners and William Blair — were included on the list. Manager B takes on a coaching mentality and it helps him see failures as learning opportunities. Watch and read more about how HighGround customers are working toward being named one of the best places to work. Some HighGround Customers in Chicago Made the List appeared first on HighGround.

HCI Webinar Recap: Performance Management Overhauls Are Constant Works in Progress

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Jason Averbrook, CEO and Co-founder of LeapGen, and Laura Seamans, VP of Organizational Effectiveness for ACT, recently shared their experiences and insights during a webinar called “Workplace Engagement Decoded” moderated by HighGround Chief Engagement Officer, Andee Harris an co-hosted by the Human Capital Institute. Sales works differently than finance so goal-setting, feedback and coaching conversation cadences should be different for each.

[Video] Better Developing Your Employees

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Better developing your employees is a top priority for many organizations and to help their own efforts, LRW turned to HighGround’s engagement platform. LRW now develops its employees through real-time, continuous feedback, agile goal-setting, regular check-ins and coaching conversations.

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Performance Management: A Swing and a Miss? [Infographic]

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Baseball season is well underway and it got us thinking about coaching – and specifically how performance management practices can take some cues from the sports world. It’s possible to coach your managers to be better coaches themselves.

An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic]

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The post An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. Goals Infographic coaching goals performance managementProfessional success isn’t achieved overnight.

News You Might Have Missed

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. HighGround’s Director of People and Culture, Libby Rapin, shares some simple tips on how to appreciate your employees on a daily basis. Vote] HighGround is in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness. HighGround has been named a finalist in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness Bracket, a friendly competition designed to generate awareness and excitement for companies in the Chicago tech space.

How Leaders Build Great Cultures [Infographic]

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The post How Leaders Build Great Cultures [Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. Best Practices Infographic coaching leaders performance managementWhen talking about how leaders build great cultures, it’s hard to pin down what sets the best apart.

Bad Managers: Are They Hiding in Plain Sight?

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For companies using employee engagement technologies like HighGround that guide and track these check-in conversations, HR can drill down into their frequency — or infrequency to ask better questions about managers’ performance. Platforms like HighGround can provide powerful analytics about the quality and quantity of feedback, recognition and sentiment. appeared first on HighGround. Uncategorized bad managers check-in coaching feedback performance management

Bad Bosses: It’s Not Always Their Fault

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Technology solutions like HighGround empower you to arm managers with effective leadership skills through active coaching and check-ins, employee-driven feedback and measurable results through surveys. Encourage your managers to have frequent conversations with employees and track those conversations using an engagement platform like HighGround. Not only are they developing their own managerial skills, but they’re contributing to a culture of continuous coaching and feedback.

How One Company is Creating a Feedback Culture

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Every employee brings a unique set of skills to the organization and can maximize those through ongoing feedback, coaching and goal-setting. Craig says they’re using HighGround to help employees realize their potential and embrace “diversity of thought.”.

News You Might Have Missed

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. News coaching customer service employee engagement infographic videoStay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. Video] 9 Employee Engagement Archetypes.

A Tale of Two Employees [Video]

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Managers can give on-the-spot coaching and feedback as the year progresses, so employees stop worrying about annual performance reviews. The post A Tale of Two Employees [Video] appeared first on HighGround. Company Culture coaching company culture goals performance management

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News You Might Have Missed – September 27

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HighGround CEO Vip Sandhir chimes in to this article about how setting expectations can keep difficult conversations between managers and employees professional and productive. The post News You Might Have Missed – September 27 appeared first on HighGround. Employee Engagement News Survey coaching employee engagement strategy global workforce HR TechCheck out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed.

How to Bypass an Incompetent Manager

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However, just because you’re stuck with an incompetent manager doesn’t mean you can’t find other opportunities for mentorship, coaching and professional growth. Here’s how employees bypass the inadequacies of their own manager to continually develop: Seek Coaching from Another Manager. When it’s clear your manager either isn’t equipped or isn’t interested in coaching, pursue other mentors in the organization. Not all managers are created equal.

The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part One]

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The post The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part One] appeared first on HighGround. Employee Development Performance Management coaching leadership MillennialsMost employees show up on their first day of work expecting a boss who’s older and wiser than them, but this is becoming less of the norm. Millennials are quickly moving up the corporate ladder, leaving organizations to navigate this new dynamic where Millennials manage each other.

How to Bypass an Incompetent Manger

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However, just because you’re stuck with an incompetent manager doesn’t mean you can’t find other opportunities for mentorship, coaching and professional growth. Here’s how employees bypass the inadequacies of their own manager to continually develop: Seek Coaching from Another Manager. When it’s clear your manager either isn’t equipped or isn’t interested in coaching, pursue other mentors in the organization. Not all managers are created equal.

Terrible Managers Don’t Need to Spell the End of Employee Growth

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Good managers advocate for their team, mentor them and coach people toward better performance. The post Terrible Managers Don’t Need to Spell the End of Employee Growth appeared first on HighGround. Uncategorized coaching leadership managers mentors performance managementMost people have had a terrible manager at some point in their careers. People feel helpless — caught between wanting to leave and needing to stay.

10 Activities that Encourage Employees to Take the Lead in Their Development

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(Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by HighGround , the employee development and engagement platform leader. One of the biggest roles a manager plays is that of coach. Train managers to be better coaches and mentors so they can help employees grow their skills.

The Horse is Dead: Traditional Performance Reviews are Officially Over So What’s Next?

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Companies can continually reinforce new training such as the SCARF model by providing employees with real-time technology solutions that facilitate coaching conversations and feedback. As organizations move toward a more frequent feedback cadence, engagement solutions like HighGround are empowering managers to give meaningful feedback to employees more often. You’ll get the latest HighGround and industry news sent straight to your inbox. . appeared first on HighGround.

Are 2016 Workforce Predictions Coming True?

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In 2016 it’s imperative for managers to be supportive mentors and coaches for their teams. To learn more about how to shift the focus to coaching, Harvard Business Review featured a great article on the coaching mindset and benefits of this approach. Study after study has found that moving to more frequent, real-time coaching and feedback produces a more engaged, productive workforce. appeared first on HighGround. Every year it gets worse.

4 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

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The post 4 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace appeared first on HighGround. Employee Development Feedback Performance Management Uncategorized coaching leadership MillennialsThe era of Millennial management has arrived.

How Transparent Employee Feedback Increases Motivation

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The post How Transparent Employee Feedback Increases Motivation appeared first on HighGround. Uncategorized coaching managers transparency employee feedbackOne duty of a manager is to create high-performing teams of engaged, happy employees. To do this, great managers use continuous, transparent feedback as a way to drive better performance and also encourage and develop their employees. When talking about feedback, we tend to focus on how it’s delivered.

The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part Two]

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The post The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part Two] appeared first on HighGround. Employee Development Performance Management coaching employee development Millennials(In Part One of this post, we shared some pros and cons of Millennial managers, and how they’re changing the way employees are managed.). Are you a Millennial manager looking to create the best environment possible for your team? Here are four tips for managing other Millennials in the workplace.

News You Might Have Missed – August 22

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Instead, they should have a coaching mindset that inspires others to do their best work. The post News You Might Have Missed – August 22 appeared first on HighGround. News coaching goals MillennialsCheck out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. The Latest Trend in Keeping Employees Happy? Tech Tools.

Generation “Why?”

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Employee engagement solutions like HighGround package together the tools you need to properly manage all your employees and retain top talent. appeared first on HighGround. Performance Management coaching employee development goals Millennials multigenerational workforce“But why?”. I’m sure this phrase still haunts my parents and the grade school teachers who answered my incessant questions.

Going for Employee Engagement Gold

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In the same way athletes, coaches and host cities prepare for years prior to the Olympics, your employee engagement approach takes time, re-tooling and dedication. For each gold medal winner, there is a supporting cast and crew – the coaches, team members, trainers, dietitians – who are essential to success. The post Going for Employee Engagement Gold appeared first on HighGround. Employee Engagement coaching employee engagement goals

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #HRTechConf Edition

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Business analysts were the coaches and we (the conference attendees) got to select the winner. I do want to extend a special congrats to our friends at HighGround for being one of the finalists.

5 Tips for Setting Achievable Professional Goals

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In Michael Hyatt’s webinar, he talks about the importance of posting your goals where they are visible and in a place where you can see them often – whether it’s in a platform like HighGround or through written notes on your desk. The post 5 Tips for Setting Achievable Professional Goals appeared first on HighGround. Best Practices coaching feedback goal-setting performance management professional development

10 People and Hashtags to Follow on Twitter During HR Tech

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They’re your best bet for the HighGround play-by-play as they attend sessions throughout the week. Madeline is actually HighGround’s coach for the “Next Great Technology Company” session and will be guiding our team to victory. Last but not least, be search to track these two hashtags: (9) #HRTechConf and (10) #HighGround. As a bonus to this list, it might not be a bad idea to follow #puppies and #booth854 to keep up to date on what’s happening at the HighGround booth.