It’s Time To Solve the Performance Management Puzzle


Performance management ain’t easy. As Deloitte’s 2013 Human Capital Trends report noted, “… 58 percent of HR leaders gave their performance management process a ‘C’ grade or worse.” It’s a fair comparison. So the time to solve this particular puzzle is now.

Two Stores, Two Performance Management Programs

SAP Innovation

Her idea was to get in on the craze for sustainable, locally sourced clothing. She hired two managers, one for each store, and together they came up with a system for hiring and motivating their employees. However, after a couple of months, sales began to plateau.

How to Master the Shift from Performance to Development Management

Digital HR Tech

Currently, many organizations question their performance management. The reason for that is an increasing number of employees in competence-based jobs as technical and manufacturing jobs are disappearing due to automation. Subscribe and stay up-to-date.

How to make friends at work


It can be tricky to know how to navigate friendships in the workplace. How much should you connect with your co-workers? How do you make work friends? How do you have good workplace boundaries with work friends? The benefits of work friends go far beyond having someone who’s always willing to loan you their stapler. In comparison, Gallup reports “those without a best friend in the workplace have just a 1-in-12 chance of being engaged.”

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How To Differentiate Performance Without Ratings


The biggest barrier to modernizing the approach to performance management is the HR-created need to have a "number" or category to help determine pay. If we get rid of performance reviews and ratings, how will we calculate merit increases?

Already using 360 feedback? Here’s how to leverage the data you collect


Because it’s such an effective way to drive peer coaching and better employee performance, there are existing resources to help you build out 360 feedback questions fit for your team. How can you leverage this feedback to improve your performance?

Do You Know How to Attract Star Employees?

Compensation Cafe

Many star employees are probably ready to leave their companies. Is your business prepared to attract them?". It's especially easy for us to get bogged down in the weeds right now, and it's exactly the wrong time for it if we're going to shine at recruiting new talent.

What Training Leaders Can Learn from a Design Thinking Approach

Rallyware for Human Resources

When one comes across the notion of “design thinking” for the first time, the initial thoughts that jump to mind might be about a design team at work. Design is how it works,” Steve Jobs once said. In short, learn from failures and don’t wait until the last day to test the system.

The (De)Motivating Effects of Relative Performance Evaluation

Compensation Cafe

We compare ourselves to others every day. 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. Everyone wants to feel competent; this is the core of intrinsic motivation.

Why Ranking Employees Against Each Other Doesn’t Work


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. Click To Tweet. The Psychology of Comparison.

Total Rewards – Total Relationships

HR Times

Long-time experts in this profession are accustomed to balancing the needs of the workforce, business, and regulators. Now more than ever there are new challenges for Total Rewards professionals to get ahead of – or risk being caught off guard. From Total Rewards to Total Relationships.

Value End-of-Year Implementation -- Turn Down the Heat on the CEO Pay Ratio

Compensation Cafe

Employee pay specialists, how much empathy do you feel for your executive comp colleagues who are racing to be ready for the Pay Ratio announcement next year? Are you starting to feel like focal review and merit pay take away from the time you need to work on Pay Ratio planning?

No Statue of Entitlement

Compensation Cafe

There is no statue of entitlement , nor is there any law guaranteeing a right to anything you want. Maybe there should be a statute of entitlement , too, because that concept seems to reflect many popular expectations. Put into a compensation framework, is everyone entitled to a raise?

Performance Enablement: A Next-Generation People Practice


In my role in Workday’s People and Purpose organization, I have the incredible opportunity to ideate, innovate, and incubate employee experiences and people practices. With the business landscape evolving at an accelerated pace—impacting both work and the workforce—organizations will need to rethink their approach to people practices and consider how technology can help get them there. Compensation: Employees want to be fairly rewarded for their contributions.

HR Supercharged: How Modern Tech is Changing Work

ClearCompany HRM

In a 2014 IDG survey, only 24% of enterprise organizations migrated or planned to migrate HR functions/applications to the Cloud. As the world becomes more and more mobile-focused, those cloud-based systems are beginning to take the form of apps and other mobile-friendly platforms. Not to mention, the potential of a system to include Artificial Intelligence and predictive analytics in sourcing , recruiting and managing people more efficiently.

What to Look for in a Modern Recruitment Platform

ClearCompany HRM

In fact, 75% of hiring professionals used either applicant tracking or recruiting software to improve their hiring process. Meanwhile, your potential to hire top talent and ability to grow your employer brand could be suffering.

5 Key Tips To Remove Social And Cultural Bias From Employee Self-Evaluations


How’s your tennis game?” This probably seems like a strange way to begin a post about performing employee self-evaluations, but bear with me.). Last weekend, my husband and I went out to dinner with friends we hadn’t seen in years, back when I was an avid tennis player.

Explaining High Deductible Healthcare Plans to Employees


As the nation’s healthcare costs continue to climb with no end in sight due to partisan politics, chronic illnesses and rising drug costs, more businesses today are offering high deductible healthcare plans (HDHPs) to help offset those costs. Use side-by-side comparisons.

Understanding the Employee Engagement Survey Provider Landscape: A Guide to the 6 Vendor Types -


As employee engagement has become one of the top concerns for executives around the world, many companies have developed new and innovative solutions to measure employee engagement. Most companies use them to survey employees on topics such as current benefit offerings or training programs.

12 Ways to Go From Administrative HR to Business Impact HR


However, even today when I give presentations to groups of HR professionals around the globe, I am continually surprised by how few HR leaders have found the free time to even think about our future. It’s a mistake not to expect quantum changes.

The Best Workday Integration You Never Knew About


Greater talent insight for performance reviews. 5 Reasons to Integrate Globoforce’s Social Recognition with Workday. I had a chance to chat with Rob, who has nearly 30 years of experience and is a former HR leader who experienced the integration firsthand.

RPO Improves Long-Range Talent Placement

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

As organizations struggle to get the right talent to the right place at the right time, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is improving the odds of hiring and retaining top talent. By comparison, traditional recruiting and staffing leads to an increase in this likelihood of only 28%.

Understanding the Employee Engagement Survey Provider Landscape: A Guide to the 6 Vendor Types - DecisionWise


As employee engagement has become one of the top concerns for executives around the world, many companies have developed new and innovative solutions to measure employee engagement. This has created a challenge for organizations as they try to decide on a method and survey provider that best matches their unique needs. Here we have identified the six vendor types from do-it-yourself software tools to full-service consulting firms with a variety of choices in between.

4 Lessons HR Teams Can Learn from HBO’s Westworld


And for those wondering if we’re dehumanizing the modern workforce by drawing comparisons to a rebellious group of programmed machines, well, maybe — but stay with us. Did you ever stop to wonder about your actions? The secret to attracting top talent.

BirdDogHR Expands Job Distribution via Glassdoor Alignment with Google Jobs


This summer Glassdoor announced its partnership with Google in launch of Google’s Job Search feature allowing people to quickly access millions of job listing including those on Glassdoor, along with company ratings to help them make the important decision of where to work.

5 Common Mistakes Of Succession Planning


A rushed approach to succession planning can also have a detrimental effect on your talent management. When the business is functioning smoothly, it can be easy to overlook the need to plan for the unexpected departure of one of your key employees. Succession planning must be a formally agreed strategy in order to succeed and provide a ready made talent pool for your future vacancies. In the tech sector alone 95% of decision makers admit to making a bad hire.

Competitive Market Surveys Rarely Produce Identical Pay

Compensation Cafe

Compensation professionals love to cite “the open market,” while being less eager to admit that every market is different. Despite continual references to reliance on the free labor market, the competitive pay values established between and among employers almost never match.

Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls


There is a goldmine of information contained within that gives us insight ranging from the state of the economy to how hard it will likely be to make that next critical hire. Today, HR has the opportunity to enter the spotlight again as a leader in workforce planning.

The dynamic duo: talent maturity and business impact

HR Times

The link between organizational talent and organizational performance is hard to dispute on a purely intuitive level: the notion that higher-quality talent leads to higher performance just makes sense. Talent management strengths and opportunities for growth markets.

The dynamic duo: talent maturity and business impact

HR Times

The link between organizational talent and organizational performance is hard to dispute on a purely intuitive level: the notion that higher-quality talent leads to higher performance just makes sense. Talent management strengths and opportunities for growth markets.

The Basics of Big Data, HR Analytics & Predictive Analytics


Definition : A collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data-processing applications. Connection to Analytics: Underlying all the big data talk is the concept of analytics. time to fill) and comparisons to benchmarks (e.g.,

8 Questions to Ask for Effective HR Reports


HR departments and companies invest billions to develop and upgrade their databases without spending enough time to design relevant and useful HR reports. That’s why staff members complain and protest about inaccurate assessments, data-driven errors and unpopular decisions – HR reporting fails to deliver unless the HR reports dig down into the databases to get the most accurate and relevant performance information, employee profile data and business intelligence.

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Cafe Classic: You're Not Treating Me Fairly! (Is This Another Compression Headache Coming On?)

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: In today’s classic, Margaret O’Hanlon serves up a fundamental challenge to the way we think about salaries. Research from the Hay Group helps us realize that employees have stronger feelings about pay “fairness” in relation to other employees than about external competitiveness.

Setting the Stage to Become Their Strategic Partner

Compensation Cafe

Human Resources continues to get that dig from executives, so your misgivings may just make you a bona fide HR professional (but not a leader of your organization). Maybe we should start 12-step groups to finally make some headway on this in our profession?

Pope Protests, but Proportional Pay is Not Required for U.S. Pay Equity

Compensation Cafe

Since the Pope added his voice in protest about about gender based pay differentials a while after Equal Pay Day , maybe this is a good time to revisit the status quo. They told me this is their usual pattern, to let America screw things up first and then learn from our mistakes.

How Insurance Companies are Safeguarding Their Competitiveness

Rallyware for Human Resources

Which leads to our simple, circular model: Our firm takes care of our associates so they’ll take care of our clients, who take care of our associates, who grow our firm,” says Larry Keefe , Chairman and CEO at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. Unfortunately, only a third of insurance companies believe their employees are ready with the skills required to keep up with competitors and meet growing consumer demands. Try to link your strategy to your actions.

Nonprofit HR | Complete Overview for Small Organizations

Astron Solutions

Think of it this way — you’re given donations to steward towards a good cause, and your staff and volunteers are the ones who use that support to actually drive your mission forward. Use the list above to jump to a particular section, or follow along from the top.