Hello from HighGround! Meet Gina Slesar

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How well do you know the people behind HighGround? Today we cornered Gina Slesar for her thoughts on working at HighGround. How’d you get your start at HighGround? I joined HighGround in February 2015. I researched some local startups and found HighGround.

Hello from HighGround! Meet Alyssa Venere Braun

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At HighGround, we take diversity seriously, and today we’re giving you a prime example: Alyssa Venere Braun. but Alyssa shares why she did and what she loves about her job, HighGround and the HR tech space. What attracted you to HighGround? How much HighGround values curiosity, grit and rolling with the punches. I lead our Strike Team, which is HighGround’s first line of defense against defects and bugs that may pop up across our platform.

Hello from HighGround! Meet Madeline Ryder

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How did you find your way to HighGround? At the HighGround table, I met my future mentor, Nadia, a senior developer, and the head of our QA department, Marcie. We talked about the variety of opportunities at HighGround and the dynamic environment the engineering team functions in. I felt like HighGround was a place where I could be exposed to a lot of different engineering roles and grow as a developer. How is HighGround disrupting the HR technology space?

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!

On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers

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However two HighGround leaders, Chief Customer & Technology Officer Anjoo Rai-Marchant and Chief Engagement Officer Andee Harris, recently shared their viewpoints on how gender equality in the workplace means women and men work to support one another to produce the best work.

5 Questions with HighGround CEO Andee Harris

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Things have been in full swing over here at HighGround since CEO Andee Harris took the helm, so much so that we haven’t had time to stop and introduce her on the blog. Andee celebrated her two-year HighGround anniversary last month and was previously our Chief Engagement Officer.

HighGround and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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HighGround’s Commitment to Data Protection and GDPR Compliance. HighGround is on track to achieve compliance with GDPR requirements before the new EU regulation are enforced in May. We believe HighGround can help you meet those expectations. HighGround enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across the globe while safeguarding and protecting employee personal information and privacy.

Hello from HighGround! Meet Adam Dahl

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We’re excited to bring back our newest blog series, Hello from HighGround! Read on for his take on the problems HighGround solves and what makes him a happy member of our team. How’d you get your start at HighGround? The belief and vision of HighGround – to facilitate exceptional workplace experiences where employees thrive and employers are known as a best place to work – really spoke to me. Tell us a bit about your everyday life at HighGround.

Meet Paul Pellman, Our New CEO

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Last month when we launched Kazoo (formerly YouEarnedIt/HighGround), we also announced Paul Pellman as our new CEO. So without further ado, meet Paul! The post Meet Paul Pellman, Our New CEO appeared first on Kazoo HR.

SHRM 2018 Recap: The Three Things We Love Most About Conferences

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We get to do three things that are critical to HighGround’s success: 1. Taking part in discussions, whether in general sessions, client and prospect meetings or even informal conversations at our booth, help us see the big picture and move the industry forward through our technology.

Meet Kazoo

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Exciting News for YouEarnedIt and HighGround. In July, when YouEarnedIt acquired HighGround, we knew big things would be in store for our combined organization. The post Meet Kazoo appeared first on Kazoo HR.

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. Laura advised attendees to “meet people where they are” and tailor processes to help boost internal adoption. .

State of the performance review 2017: What the best companies are doing today

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HighGround , which offers a cloud platform to help managers and employees communicate, recently released a study on the state of performance reviews, and offers some new insights on how companies are striving to improve the process. Performance reviews.

Meet Paul Pellman, Our New CEO

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Last month when we launched Kazoo (formerly YouEarnedIt/HighGround), we also announced Paul Pellman as our new CEO. So without further ado, meet Paul! The post Meet Paul Pellman, Our New CEO appeared first on Kazoo HR.

FAQ: How Can Businesses Determine Merit and Compensation Without Ratings?

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Prior to using HighGround, Patagonia determined and communicated merit pay, or bonuses, and compensation, or base pay, once a year in conjunction with annual reviews. Patagonia redesigned its process from the ground up with HighGround. appeared first on HighGround.

Three Must-Do’s at Next Week’s HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas

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2018 has certainly been a busy year for us at HighGround, and this year’s HR Tech will be a special one for us as we make our conference debut with YouEarnedIt. Come meet our team, network with other HR executives and enjoy some beverages with us! Visit the YouEarnedIt + HighGround booth. Spend some time with the HighGround and YouEarnedIt teams at booth #221. About HighGround. 20+ years. 59 sessions. 9,000 attendees.

Change Management Must-Haves: 15 Ways to Start Your New HR Program on the Right Foot

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Here’s a handful of ways that HighGround clients have communicated the HR process change to employees. In-person or virtual town hall meeting. Here’s a few ways that clients have helped get employees up to speed on HighGround.

How to Radically Change Your Performance Management Practice [Podcast]

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So, what’s the right balance between a system that meets the needs of business leaders and one that meets the needs of the employees?

Ignore Your Company Values and They Will Go Away

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While recognition technologies are often thought of as “nice to have,” solutions like HighGround are a valuable investment. A positive culture means greater inclusivity, and according to Josh Bersin , greater inclusivity means organizations may be twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets. Sally Scannell is a Customer Success Analyst at HighGround, working with customers to establish key performance indicators and helping them achieve program goals.

Bad Managers: Are They Hiding in Plain Sight?

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Skipping 1-on-1 Meetings. In the workplace, when a manager ditches a 1-on-1 meeting with an employee, it not only sends a strong message to the employee but it might suggest a deeper issue. 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. appeared first on HighGround.

17 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged in your Performance Management & Social Recognition Program

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One HighGround client created a Chuck Norris-themed badge to celebrate its “Day of Awesomeness.”. Create an “on the spot” agenda item in leadership meetings to review each department’s usage stats and talk through any anomalies. Having a company meeting?

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. Research has shown that employees whose managers hold regular meetings with them are almost three times as likely to be engaged. Encourage your managers to have frequent conversations with employees and track those conversations using an engagement platform like HighGround.

Evaluating Performance Management Providers: Are You Asking the Right Questions

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Now, with the lowest unemployment rate in almost 20 years and a workforce that’s headed towards being 50% freelance, we’ll likely see another shift in performance management strategies to best meet the needs of employees.

9 Stats that Make the Case for Continuous Feedback

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Among managers who hold at least weekly conversations with their employees, 73% strongly feel these meetings help them better track their employees’ progress. HighGround ). However, this doubles to 36 percent at companies without P2P feedback. (( HighGround ). The post 9 Stats that Make the Case for Continuous Feedback appeared first on HighGround

Employee Engagement Tools Aren’t Just Plug-and-Play

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As you’re meeting with internal stakeholders, collect their expertise and ideas on how your culture can best shift toward continuous feedback and collaboration. Solutions like HighGround partner with stakeholders well before implementation begins, and oftentimes help guide the conversations mentioned above. Engagement solutions like HighGround provide the visibility, flexibility and agility your organization will require as business and employee needs change.

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News You Might Have Missed – March 21

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Patagonia redefined performance management by tossing the year-end review and moving to shorter, quarterly meetings. On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers. The post News You Might Have Missed – March 21 appeared first on HighGround. Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Q&A with HR Expert, Andee Harris. Finding the right talent is difficult.

Q&A: Dean Carter of Patagonia Answers Your Questions

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Another great tactic is to hold a leadership staff meeting and give them all an assignment to ask for two pieces of feedback from others in the group. Afterward, schedule a subsequent meeting and ask them each to share what they learned from their feedback — it’s a good approach to help leaders try it out. Yes, we structure our feedback template through the HighGround tool. Are Check-In meetings structured (i.e.

Setting Goals for the Role You Have & the One You Want

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As employees we often feel like athletes trying to beat the buzzer, wrapping up end-of-year projects and meeting final deadlines. Hitting a sales quota, increasing a customer’s work with your company, writing a certain number of business cases or even just meeting all set deadlines.

Which Comes First: Employee Engagement or Performance?

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Are employees meeting or exceeding goals? appeared first on HighGround. HR has the difficult task of serving both employees and executives. They determine the processes that drive engagement and a positive company culture. While at the same time, they’re responsible for the strategies that create a high-performing workforce that delivers an outstanding customer experience and top business results.

The “How” Behind Performance Management Transformation [Webinar Recap]

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Companies need to take agile to the next level to meet their employees where they do best – on teams. The company’s sales employees who set goals using HighGround perform 22% better on quota attainment than those without.

The Retroactive vs. Proactive Performance Management Approach

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Effective goals have a set end date, creating a logical next meeting point (if not sooner) and providing an outline for the next conversation. For example, employee engagement solutions like HighGround help employees track progress in real-time and create an achievement log for management to reference. The post The Retroactive vs. Proactive Performance Management Approach appeared first on HighGround.

Doing Employee Survey Questions the Right Way

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Before jumping into a survey project, meet with your leadership team to set the clear expectation that action must be taken. The post Doing Employee Survey Questions the Right Way appeared first on HighGround.

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4 Changes HR Needs to Make Now to Better Engage Employees

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Mobile-friendly goal management solutions like HighGround help employers meet the real-time feedback demands of its employees and transition from an inconsistent or annual goal-setting cycle to a continuous or quarterly cadence. The post 4 Changes HR Needs to Make Now to Better Engage Employees appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed – October 31

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Meet Us There: The Conference Board’s 2017 Performance Management Conference. The post News You Might Have Missed – October 31 appeared first on HighGround Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Is Group Chat the New Email? Group chats are becoming a more popular substitute for email. This is especially true for millennials who view email as “so last century.”

Understanding and Creating the Efficient Global Team

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This means it’s tricky to either conduct meetings or to collaborate in real time. As you can see from this example, the four hours highlighted in green are the only times when group meetings are even possible and even then, someone needs to be flexible.