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Performance Management

In Defense of Feedback, Gender Equality, and Psychological Safety: Adam Grant Q&A (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Adam Grant, we talked about why it’s important to hire for cultural contribution as opposed to cultural fit – especially if you want to stamp out groupthink. Once you have the right people in place to contribute original … Read full posting »

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Survey: 93% of Managers Need Training on Coaching Employees

Over the past few months, we’ve run a series of posts covering findings from the latest SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey. To recap, here are the four findings and their respective posts: The top three workforce management challenges faced by organizations today are retention/turnover, engagement, and … Read full posting »

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A Manager’s Guide to Building Trust

Many of us in HR (and those who believe in working human) know instinctively that the fuel which drives a great company culture is not over-the-top perks, but something much simpler – trust. Decades of research at Great Place to Work® has shown this to … Read full posting »

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[WEBINAR] The Secrets to CAA’s Award-Winning Recognition Program

  Any organization in the process of launching a new recognition program must work through questions around socialization, budget, and remote employees. If you’re curious how a company with an award-winning program addressed these challenges, we invite you to join our webinar with the Canadian … Read full posting »

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A Professor’s Take on Employee Engagement

HR as a profession and a practice is finding itself at a crossroads. Does employee engagement as a measure still matter? Should we conduct annual performance reviews? How can we make a tangible impact on work culture? These are a few topics we discussed in … Read full posting »

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3 Smart Executives on Performance Management

  We’ve covered the changing performance management landscape from several different angles on this blog—from the death of the annual review to the growing use of crowdsourcing and adoption of new, cutting edge practices that encourage continuous feedback. But what do executives have to say … Read full posting »

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How Crowdsourcing Changes the Game for Performance Management

If even traditional companies are doing away with annual reviews, what is replacing that process? How can you leverage crowdsourcing to get a better picture of an employee’s performance? And what role can social recognition play in humanizing performance management? These are a few of … Read full posting »

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[New Report] How to Make a Business Case for Social Recognition

We’ve all encountered people in our careers who are firm believers that workers are strictly motivated by money. Don’t you wish you could convince your stubborn colleagues of the business value of praise and recognition? Thankfully, there is a ton of research in this area. … Read full posting »

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3 Practices Replacing the Annual Review

One of the most obvious reasons that so many companies are re-thinking traditional performance management processes is because the term itself has become outdated—performance management. Are we really trying to manage performance? Or are we looking for the most effective ways to motivate, coach, and … Read full posting »

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#SHRM16: Breakthrough Moments and 3 Must-Read Takeaways

I’ve just returned from the annual SHRM Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C., where the theme was Breakthrough—an ode to the ‘aha’ moments of clarity that we experience in our professional careers. While other HR bloggers like Mary Faulkner and Ben Eubanks wrote great posts … Read full posting »

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