Out With Comparisons, In With Confidence

EmployeeConnect

Imposter Syndrome, comparison-itis, and many other terms have been coined to describe this phenomenon. When it dents our confidence, and holds us back from maximising our potential we really need to find a way put the comparisons aside and move forward. You can find lots of useful information on how to define, identify and minimise the comparisons – here are my five top tips. This is clearly not an accurate comparison so let’s change our perspective and focus.

Benefits of a Competency Framework

EmployeeConnect

These are often described as competencies – the various skills, abilities, experience, personality traits and motivators that contribute to someone performing well in their position within the business structure. This is certainly where a competency framework is of value.

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Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing

TalentGuard

Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing. However, a major concern for organizations is attracting and retaining high caliber talent with these behavioral capabilities (competencies) as they are critical to organizational productivity, performance, and continual improvement.

How to Write Job Responsibilities with Job Competencies Examples

EmployeeConnect

While writing job responsibilities, ensure that the description includes the following elements: A detailed list of tasks A comprehensive list of job responsibilities A detailed list of job skills A detailed list of job competencies What are Job Responsibilities? The List of Job Competencies This approach requires you to rephrase certain essential functions or job responsibilities pertaining to a specific job competency.

Region-by-Region Comparison: Are Small And Midsize Businesses Ready For Digital Transformation?

SAP Innovation

Western Europe : Overall, companies in Western Europe are most apprehensive about the benefits of advanced technology and its capabilities that can help small and midsize businesses compete against their larger counterparts. Part 5 of the “ Thriving in the Digital Economy ” series. Truly, 2016 is proving to be a year of extraordinary change and revolution. Every corner of the world is experiencing a historic shift in politics, economics, social interactions, and commerce.

Lights! Camera! Action!!

Compensation Cafe

Compa-ratios (comparison of pay to a salary range midpoint). Compensation Philosophy CompetenciesWhen you’re trying to grab the attention of Senior Management, remember that they like a good story, especially one with pictures. .

9 Things to Consider Before Asking Employees to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement

Insperity

Increasing activity in the courts shows that the use of non-compete agreements is likely on the rise. court decisions involving non-competes – a 61 percent increase since 2002. A non-compete agreement can help prevent loss of income and protected information if a competitor were able to lure one of your employees away from your organization. Non-compete basics. State, not federal, laws govern non-compete agreements.

Competitive Market Surveys Rarely Produce Identical Pay

Compensation Cafe

In addition, an employer may select different peer comparison groups for each work group and address them differently. Cash compensation supplies a number for comparison but it is still only part of the employee value proposition.

Can ‘Fun’ Assessments Be Functional?

Outmatch

They wanted to know why we don’t implement something similar, and why our assessments take so long (8-15 minutes, typically) in comparison. FAQ assessments best practices bias candidate experience competencies talent selection

Four Steps to Embed I/O Psychology into Your Hiring Process

SkillSurvey

Most importantly, you need candid feedback on a candidate’s soft skills, or the competencies and behaviors that aren’t necessarily tied to degrees, resumes or job experience. This structured and consistent approach yields the best results and provides the best data for purposes of comparison when it’s time to make a decision,” says Dr. Hedricks. Hiring and Recruiting all industries assessments behavioral competencies reference checking soft skills

It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

Visier

It brought to mind what Dave Ulrich — the author of modern HR and a past Visier Outsmart speaker — and his team wrote in their paper The New HR Competencies: Business Partnering from the Outside-In : “High-performing HR professionals think and act from the outside-in.

How To Use Cohort Analysis for Better Workforce Decisions

Visier

Instead of accepting an intuition-based decision, consider performing a data-driven cohort analysis, where you look at each employee’s detailed work records and perform comparisons against similar employees and employee groups.

Internal Equity Trumps External Competitiveness

Compensation Cafe

In fact, most experienced compensation professional are able to craft apparently objective survey comparisons to produce any number they want; that is one of the reasons compensation is as much art as science. Internal equity will always get higher priority than external competitiveness.

How to Coach Employees and Managers on Career Options

UpstartHR

However, I don’t know that I would have appreciated the good ones as much if I didn’t have some bad ones sprinkled in there for comparison. She’s the most technically competent employee that works for this company–and she knows it.

SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

Competency is defined as an ability or skill. Every profession has competencies. And we want competencies; they are the things that make us successful. You could say that jobs are made up of tasks (the actual things we do) and competencies (the skills we need to do them).

The only recruitment plan you'll ever need

Hoops

There are various reasons cited including the lack of technical competencies and stagnant wage growth. Feedback about each candidate should be shared in a comprehensive way so that side by side comparisons are possible.

The only recruitment plan you'll ever need

Hoops

There are various reasons cited including the lack of technical competencies and stagnant wage growth. Feedback about each candidate should be shared in a comprehensive way so that side by side comparisons are possible.

Boosting Your HR with a Gamification Program

EmployeeConnect

It increases efficacy and creativity and takes advantage of the mix competencies of the group to achieve a business goal. Being able to visualise their performance in comparison to a benchmark will help people make further progress. Gamification or in other words, the application of game mechanisms to other non-game areas, has spread to many domains in the past few years: social media, loyalty programs, and of course… HR!

Employee Engagement Software Solutions That Reduce Turnover

HRsoft

Performance reviews are concerned with the competence of workers and how valuable they are to the company. Powerful reporting capabilities, including the creation of retention forecasts and final turnover number sheets for comparison.

Employability Skills Provide Your Career Future – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

I’ve never seen the 1983 version , so I’ll leave the comparisons to Chevy Chase fans everywhere. That’s why they’re a part of the Food and Beverage Service Competency Model, developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

What is Topgrade interviewing?

Achievers

This ensures accurate comparison when it’s time to move to the next step, which is recruiting to fit. In contrast, Topgrading relies on extremely comprehensive interviews that build chronologically from a candidate’s earliest relevant background up to their current competencies.

Rethinking the Role of Recruiters

Visibility Software HR

Competing for talent in a buyers’ market requires the recruiter’s role to evolve from a transactional salesperson to a brand ambassador – responsible for establishing the organization’s reputation as a desirable place to work, and keeping the attention of both today’s and tomorrow’s job seekers.

When Hiring, How Important is Emotional Intelligence?

Criteria's Employee Testing

Much of the ambiguity stems from competing definitions of what emotional intelligence is in the first place. In comparison, tests of cognitive aptitude (or traditional intelligence) are consistently shown to be much more predictive of performance than emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a hot topic in HR lately and, at face value, it seems like an attribute that every great employee should have.

10 Rules for Employee Retention Your Competition Will Hate

Insperity

Use this as a comparison to your own offerings. Non-compete agreements. If this is a concern, then a non-compete agreement could be a good way to protect your company. You also have to consider if a non-compete contract requirement will push away potential talent.

Point Factor Job Evaluation Concisely Summarized

Compensation Cafe

Without those accommodations, the company would hemorrhage workers and close down for lack of competent personnel. Warning! This is an advanced Point Factor Job Evaluation briefing. Proceed at your own risk.

Engage Me If You Can – Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

TLNT: The Business of HR

Every company is seeking out the top talent, and you’re competing with all of them. This webinar covers the power of a dynamic employee engagement strategy to help your business stand out and make other companies’ offers look less attractive by comparison. FREE TLNT WEBINAR! Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT. REGISTER. If you want to create the best business, then you need the best people. But you’re not the only one.

5 Things Most People Get Wrong About Business Loyalty

SuccessFactors

An increasing number of brands are competing for the same customers or employees. The bar has been raised for everyone through increasing transparency with comparisons being made cross-industry, cross-device, and cross-continent.

Should You Make Everyone a “Winner”?

RecognizeThis!

Although comparisons like the one above are tempting, they often fail to capture the fundamental ways that effective organizations motivate their employees across the performance spectrum. If we compete to contribute rather than to win, our organizations can become more successful.

Titles and Pay - External Necessity Vs Internal Parity

Compensation Cafe

Parallels exist, but survey comparisons are always imprecise. Every job title tends to describe functional area of competency and level of responsibility. Once compensation reaches a level sufficient to attract, retain and engage competent talent, internal peer relationships typically prevail beyond that point. If you lose good people and can't get competent replacements for the same price, then everything shifts upwards.

Stand-out Leaders Create Greatness

TalentCulture

Rarely do the actual benefits mirror what was proposed if the comparison is made at all. If we acquire another organization with its customer base and people skills and competencies, the deal has a certain accretive value assuming an effective strategy to integrate the new entity.

10 Rules for Employee Retention Your Competition will Hate

Insperity

Use this as a comparison to your own offerings. Non-compete agreements. If this is a concern, then a non-compete agreement could be a good way to protect your company. In Massachusetts, for instance, politicians have feuded over the idea of outlawing non-compete contracts altogether. If your employees don’t have access to vital information, then a non-compete agreement could open yourself up to public criticism. No one said break-ups were easy.

Tips for Applying Geographic Pay Differentials

Compensation Cafe

Only pay practices that affect your ability to attract, retain and engage competent workers should be relevant for geographic analysis. Executive compensation patterns that are based on international or even global comparisons have virtually no effect on rank and file pay relationships. Likewise, if you don't recruit from a location or have some internal equity relationship based on it, then exclude it from your RELATIVE comparison exercise.

The Evolving Role of Recruiters

Visibility Software HR

Competing for talent in a buyers’ market requires the recruiter’s role to evolve from a transactional salesperson to a brand ambassador – responsible for establishing the organization’s reputation as a desirable place to work, and keeping the attention of both today’s and tomorrow’s job seekers.

How to Evaluate Pre-Employment Assessments

Cangrade

You can only make these comparisons if you consistently obtain the same types of information from all applicants. Even the best pre-employment assessments can only explain part of the overall variation in relevant outcomes when they are actually tested by competent experts.

9 Red Flags of a Toxic Workplace Culture

HR Daily Advisor

Here are nine red flags to watch out for when looking to identify a toxic working environment before it escalates beyond control: Employees do not demonstrate teamwork and instead compete with one another for resources or refuse to cooperate.

8 Good Things We All Can Learn From Millenials

TLNT: The Business of HR

See employees compete in “missions” for badges and points by viewing videos, completing quizzes, or uploading their own submissions, to qualify for prizes or gain time to work on innovative ideas. Give immediate feedback and comparison (because Millennials like immediate feedback).

Book Review: The Leadership Challenge, 6th Edition

Workplace Psychology

Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence. When you strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence, they are more likely to give it their all and exceed their own expectations” (Kouzes & Posner, 2017, p.

BALL SO HARD: Why You Hate Duke, But Need Hires Like Grayson Allen.

The HR Capitalist

Duke as a university smacks of privilege, and the basketball program polarizes people like the Cowboys or the Yankees, without attracting as much of a loyal following - the concentration and comparison is mainly on the hate side. Allen is an alpha employee who competes.

Do Job Analysis and Evaluation Still Apply in Today’s World

New to HR

Whether your job description is graded using a points system or factor-comparison ( e.g. the Hay Profile Method ), the result is that your pay is largely determined by your role, rather than your performance, and if you want more money and autonomy you have to advance to the next rung of the ladder. This enables strategic management of payscales to balance the bottom line with the need to attract and retain competent employees.

9-Box Ratings: How Transparent Should You Be?

TalentGuard

key person competency assessment (gap assessment – Note: The challenge with this component is that if you don’t have a competency framework in place that is used to identify gaps for recruitment and training purposes, it could take a while to produce an assessment process that is fair and effective). performance evaluation historical data comparison (but only if the PMS is viewed already as fair and effective). 9-Box Ratings: How Transparent Should You Be?