4 Ways to Stop Unhealthy Comparison in the Workplace

Thrive Global

Social media makes this comparison game seemingly impossible to avoid. Our natural reaction might be to try and compete with others for the wrong reasons. In many cases we might compete because we feel insecure or less-than, rather than for for personal growth or development.

Out With Comparisons, In With Confidence


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.

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Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?


Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the skills and competencies their employees need to succeed. The two terms, “skills” and “competencies,” are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms. Should “skills” and “competencies” be used interchangeably?

Storytelling as a leadership and HR competency

OmegaHR Solutions

It is a biographical comparison of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Below is my blog post about storytelling being the ninth HR competency. In the SHRM Learning System, there are eight competencies that students of HR are taught.

Benefits of a Competency Framework


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.

Benefits of a Competency Framework


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.

Why Breaking Out of the Comparison Trap Can Make Us Happier

Thrive Global

Image Licensed From Shutterstock “Comparison is the death of joy.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain was right, comparison is the death of joy. Getting caught in the comparison trap, is also a sure way to disconnect from your inner truth.

Different HRIS Systems and their comparison with benefits


Employees’ daily entry and exit time are critical in determining their competence. The post Different HRIS Systems and their comparison with benefits appeared first on CuteHR.

Businesses Gain Self-Awareness with Competency Models


Competency models can transform the way companies operate. The buzzword “core competencies” has been at the precipice of conversations in recent years, but the origins of these concepts can be traced all the way back to a 1990 Harvard Business Review article.

Taking the Confusion Out of Competency-Based Career Pathing


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


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.

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


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.

Strategy Not Part of Your Rep? Here's How to Change Their Minds

Compensation Cafe

In comparison, strategic insights occur when you put your compensation practices and philosophy in a new light, where the illumination falls on the challenges your company will face tomorrow. Compensation Philosophy Competencies Performance Management Small Company Compensation

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Dirt Under the Fingernails

Compensation Cafe

They're usually paid a ton of money, at least in comparison to what's paid to those who must instruct them on how things are done here. Careers CompetenciesDo you have a pet peeve at work? Something that, when it happens just bothers the hell out of you? That can ruin your whole day. .

Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work


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. Temporal Comparison and Social Comparison. Most companies tend to favor either comparing employees’ performance against their own previous performance (temporal evaluation) or comparing employees’ performance against each other (social comparison).

Cafe Classic: Are Skill Shortages An Opportunity for Recruiting and Compensation to Converge?

Compensation Cafe

Where there appears to be an available and adequate pipeline of qualified workers, the EMSI analysis examines wage comparisons as well as other potential "opportunity costs" to understand the degree to which there are incentives for workers to cross occupational lines.

Can ‘Fun’ Assessments Be Functional?


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

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. .

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.

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.

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).

Six Ways You Can Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Forbes Coaches Council

I learned there is no need to compete with others because there is no validity in comparison. We all have fundamental differentiators that set us apart from one another and that’s what allows us to make our unique imprint on the world

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).

Taking My First to College: One Reflection from the Capitalist.

The HR Capitalist

The comparison between your kid and others that invariably goes on in your mind as they grow up. To be clear, I'm a big believer in the fact you have to train your kids to compete in life. You gotta compete, because the world's a tough place. Comparison is the thief of joy. .

Prejudice Perpetuated by Prior Pay Pattern

Compensation Cafe

Plus, they create pressure to make hiring offers above the normal entry rate, closer to the central position value, thus potentially creating pay compression with senior peers and inviting other invidious internal equity comparisons when word gets out.

UCCS Shares How to Hire Faculty Who Will Support a Diverse Campus Environment


The tool uses scientifically-valid, job-specific surveys that include the range of competencies found to be most relevant to success. Hiring and Recruiting behavioral competencies diversity higher education reference checking soft skills

Manager Title or Director Title Distinctions

Compensation Cafe

Accept that your tradition may not translate well for solid comparisons with other peer employers. Base Salaries Benefits & Perquisites Carnivals Compensation Philosophy Competencies Executive Compensation Job Evaluation Surveys Total RewardsManager or director? That is the question. Titles communicate level of responsibility over a work function, so the process by which such labels are determined is important to compensation professionals.

To Buy or Not to Buy: Zooming Into an Uncertain World

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

We see an initial spike in users viewing comparisons / reviews for Zoom hitting a peak at 1,609 unique users. However, we see a second spike in comparisons / reviews for Zoom, which directly coincides with the announcement of security issues with Zoom.

How To Use Cohort Analysis for Better Workforce Decisions


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.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Handed a Setback in Equal Pay Claim

Berkshire Associates

The judge also dismissed the argument of unequal working conditions regarding the number of games competed on turf versus real grass pitches. A number of studies have shown that turf surfaces increase the risk of injuries, and the women’s team competes on turf more often than the men’s team.

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


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

The (De)Motivating Effects of Relative Performance Evaluation

Compensation Cafe

As we mature, the types of comparisons we make change, but we're still making comparisons: who earns more money, who performs better in the job, and so on. In the workplace, these comparisons become formalized through the organization's performance evaluation system.

Why Benchmarking 2.0 is a Must-Have for Influential HR Leaders


In this first wave of benchmarking, HR was provided with static comparison data that was typically 24 months old. 50 years ago, large organizations could not measure “good” or “bad” when it came to their own workforce trends.

Why Benchmarking 2.0 is a Must-Have for Influential HR Leaders


In this first wave of benchmarking, HR was provided with static comparison data that was typically 24 months old. 50 years ago, large organizations could not measure “good” or “bad” when it came to their own workforce trends.