New Research on Cutting-Edge Performance Management: What Are We Learning?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Last summer we posted an announcement from Gerry Ledford (one of our profession's leading scholars) introducing a new academic study focused on leading edge performance management practices and an invitation for any qualified organizations to participate. For the past year, I have been leading research on cutting-edge performance management practices at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), University of Southern California.

7 Intriguing Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

15Five

An inspiring manager creates more team engagement. This piece also provides an in-depth comparison of the top 20 employee engagement software platforms on the market. The Society for Human Resource Management , found that the best companies are embracing flexibility.

How Accenture Eliminated Annual Performance Reviews

Reflektive

As one of the largest global organizations that employs thousands upon thousands of employees, Accenture has a tough challenge: it’s essential to have an effective performance evaluation system in place, but it’s also tremendously challenging to make any changes or updates once a system is in place. Accenture will begin implementing a system that allows employees to receive feedback directly from their manager in relation to work completed on a project. Empowerment, Not Comparison.

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What happens when work becomes a hobby?

RecognizeThis!

Although the gig economy is still relatively small in comparison to the traditional economy (approximately 8% or so), the dynamics of gig work could end up having a large impact on the ongoing evolution of the employer-employee relationship. By Derek Irvine. Recognize This!

Total Rewards – Total Relationships

Bersin with Deloitte

De-linking pay and performance? The reinvention of performance management is a well-published and discussed topic. Many organizations are experimenting with more continuous performance management practices – some with performance ratings and some without ratings at all.

What Training Leaders Can Learn from a Design Thinking Approach

Rallyware

The Design Management Institute has developed a market index to track how design-focused companies perform relative to the S&P 500, and the results were impressive: the former outperformed the latter by 219% over the past 10 years. Talent management.

How the Changing Business Landscape has Created a Need for Human Resource Management Software

HRsoft

One solution is human resource management software. Now, however, there are three critical functions for which HR is responsible, and thus, which your HR or talent management software should encompass (source: SoftwareAdvice ): Core HR. Workforce Management.

Can Blind Help Open HR’s Eyes?

HRExecutive

One of the latest players in the transparency universe, a company simply called Blind, is starting to open eyes in the technology sector, with plans to expand into the finance industry, followed by e-commerce, according to Sunguk Moon, Teamblind Inc.’s

NCHRA and Waggl Uncover New Insights from the HR Industry toward Innovation

NCHRA

NCHRA and Waggl , an all new and simple way to distill real-time insights from groups of people , recently released new data which reveals insights about the outlook of the human resources industry toward innovation. voted for “ Performance Reviews.

Total Rewards – Total Relationships

HR Times

De-linking pay and performance? The reinvention of performance management is a well-published and discussed topic. Many organizations are experimenting with more continuous performance management practices – some with performance ratings and some without ratings at all.

I rate you a 4.5. Or maybe a 3.

Compensation Cafe

During the last couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to host executive forums with CHROs, EVPs, and other senior leaders looking to evolve (and sometimes revolutionize) the foundations of HR – compensation structures, performance processes, and more. Performance management is evolving.

Prejudice Perpetuated by Prior Pay Pattern

Compensation Cafe

For Management : Why ask for prior pay history in the recruiting process? Strong prejudice emerges against anyone paid outside the income band acceptable to the hiring manager.

New Guide: Choosing Employee Performance Software To Ease Common HR Pain Points

15Five

To get you started, we’ve compiled a comprehensive HR Buyer’s Guide to help you search for and select continuous performance management software that fits your company philosophy and specific needs. Annual performance review alternative.

Book Review: Applied Psychology in Talent Management (8th ed.) by Wayne Cascio and Herman Aguinis

Workplace Psychology

Applied Psychology in Talent Management (8th ed.) is the newest edition of the Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management textbook by Wayne Cascio and Herman Aguinis. The title has changed with “Talent Management” replacing “Human Resource Management.”

What to Look for in a Modern Recruitment Platform

ClearCompany HRM

First and foremost, recruitment software should help recruiters and hiring managers organize applicant information and data. In addition to organizing active job seeking applicants, your system should have a solution for sourcing passive candidates and building and managing a talent pipeline.

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

15Five

This probably seems like a strange way to begin a post about performing employee self-evaluations, but bear with me.). Couple that with cultural influences, you’ll find that self-assessments, whether about your tennis game or work performance can suddenly become less forthright.

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

Decision-Wise

HRIS Platforms: Some human resources information systems or performance management systems provide an add-on employee survey tool. They are typically purposed as a tool for managers to stay in touch with employee sentiment real-time.

The Best Workday Integration You Never Knew About

Globoforce

Greater talent insight for performance reviews. He shared his take on the value of the integration, from helping with performance management to making your payroll team love you. I’ve always looked at recognition as a mini performance review.

12 Ways to Go From Administrative HR to Business Impact HR

Visier

The focus on increasing worker productivity will include helping managers identify the key motivators and retention factors for each of their employees. Machine learning algorithms will prove to have a powerful impact on improving people management decisions.

4 Lessons HR Teams Can Learn from HBO’s Westworld

Kazoo

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. Think of your managers and leadership team as the trendsetters of your office.

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

Decision-Wise

HRIS Platforms : Some human resources information systems or performance management systems provide an add-on employee survey tool. They are typically purposed as a tool for managers to stay in touch with employee sentiment real-time. These platforms work well in environments where all employees have corporate email accounts and managers are committed to use the system.

Digital Disruption: HR Tech Takeaways at NYC’s HR Unconference

Namely

Think of it more as a giant HR party—only swap cocktails for the most pressing issues in the industry The Namely team attended—and aside from taking home the coveted “Most Frequent Tweeter” award, we took stock in several of the HR space’s most pressing issues.

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Cafe Classic: Prejudice Perpetuated by Prior Pay Pattern

Compensation Cafe

For Management : Why ask for prior pay history in the recruiting process? Strong prejudice emerges against anyone paid outside the income band acceptable to the hiring manager.

Finding the Right HR Datafication Solution: The 5 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask

Visier

With the “datafication of HR” as one of the industry’s hottest topics, business leaders are increasingly expecting that HR leverage the massive amounts of workforce data generated by their multiple systems. To assess flexibility, ask: What does it take to perform ad hoc analysis?

Cafe Classic: Solving the Dilemma of Pay Progression Over Time

Compensation Cafe

Here with some Classic points on this important aspect of pay management is Jim Brennan. Meanwhile, payroll increases are budgeted relative to that market movement rate, to reflect merit or other competitive trend matches to keep pace with the appropriate peer-comparison market.

Point Factor Job Evaluation Concisely Summarized

Compensation Cafe

Other job evaluation systems that are less precise for interval positioning also exist: whole job, internal benchmarking, paired comparison, slotting, factor comparison, committee rankings, tabular classifications and variants. . Warning!

Competitive Market Surveys Rarely Produce Identical Pay

Compensation Cafe

The reasons may be seem obscure to outsiders, but they are clear to those who follow the arcane practices of the wage and salary management field. In addition, an employer may select different peer comparison groups for each work group and address them differently.

Cafe Classic: Why Secretaries Are Paid Differently

Compensation Cafe

The secretary has a unique function, performing whatever tasks the supervisor needs, frequently before he or she even thinks of it. As many as 25% of Administrative Assistants are male, which tends to inflate pay, even though they may perform substantially the same duties as a secretary. .

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

Visier

In the following graph, we see how many hires are being made, by comparison to the number of job openings: For nearly the entire history of the JOLTS data, more hires are tracked than job openings, but recently this relationship has switched.

The Future of Talent Management Tech with Nucleus Research’s Brent Skinner

Saba

The latest Talent Management Technology Value Matrix (TMTVM) by Nucleus Research is out, and the report is making some waves. The report places talent management vendors in one of four quadrants on a matrix: Leader, Expert, Facilitator, and Core Provider.

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

Compensation Cafe

Second, the industry matches under the rules will probably also use the new federal NAICS code which is completely inconsistent with the old SIC industry coding approach sanctified in history. Those are all complications that obstruct pay equity comparisons. .

If Surveys Were Banned, Cowards Would Cringe

Compensation Cafe

That would be terrible news to the insecure managers unwilling to offer thoughtful justifications for HR practices. The status quo dependence on comparisons between organizations that are never precisely identical has disturbing elements. Perhaps surveys should be prohibited.

Finding the Right HR Datafication Solution: The 5 Most Important Questions You Need To Ask

Visier

With the “datafication of HR” as one of the industry’s hottest topics, business leaders are increasingly expecting that HR leverage the massive amounts of workforce data generated by their multiple systems. To assess flexibility, ask: What does it take to perform ad hoc analysis?

Cafe Classic: Absolutely Relative Increase Rates

Compensation Cafe

Notice anything about those comparisons? . Absolute statements based on relative comparisons can be highly misleading. James (Jim) Brennan is an independent compensation advisor with extensive total rewards experience in most industries.

Titles and Pay - External Necessity Vs Internal Parity

Compensation Cafe

Parallels exist, but survey comparisons are always imprecise. After corporate HR and consulting roles in most industries, he was Senior Associate of pay surveyor ERI before returning to consulting in 2015. A prolific writer (author of the Performance Management Workbook ), speaker and frequent expert witness in reasonable executive compensation court cases, Jim also serves on the Advisory Board of the Compensation and Benefits Review.

Workers are looking – and leaving – for career development

HR Morning

Employee development is at the heart of successful talent management. But it’s the ongoing training that’s at the core of talent management —and of retention. Succession planning is a talent management must-do for organizations of all sizes, whether a global corporation, a small non-profit, a mid-sized college or a family business with a dozen employees. Institutional knowledge/Knowledge management. Talent management is a strategic “must-have”.

Hitting the Accelerator for Pay

Compensation Cafe

After corporate HR and consulting roles in most industries, he was Senior Associate of pay surveyor ERI before returning to consulting in 2015. A prolific writer (author of the Performance Management Workbook ), speaker and frequent expert witness in reasonable executive compensation court cases, Jim also serves on the Advisory Board of the Compensation and Benefits Review. How hard you should press the accelerator pedal of your automobile is rarely surveyed.

8 Questions to Ask for Effective HR Reports

EmployeeConnect

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. Data-driven decision management , or DDDM, is an approach that uses verifiable data to assist in decision-making processes.

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How Insurance Companies are Safeguarding Their Competitiveness

Rallyware

The insurance industry heavily relies on employee expertise. Align performance management with business objectives. Remember that there’s no universal rule as to how training should be done in the insurance industry or in other fields. Nine-box grid is a tool for talent management that is used for making decisions about which people are most valuable to the organization’s future—and therefore the allocation of resources to their retention and development.

Manager Title or Director Title Distinctions

Compensation Cafe

Manager or director? Manager versus director is a frequently encountered challenge. The category distinctions that permit differences to be clearly and consistently defined between manager and director as a title are many and varied. industry. Industry : Specific industries treat General Manager and Project/Program Manager titles as exceptions, giving them unique ranks and meanings. That is the question.