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Reconstructing Performance Management for Both the Employee and the Company

In 2017, Aberdeen found that 64% of Best-in-Class companies (the top 20% of performers as defined by Aberdeen’s Best-in-Class research methodology) …

Human Resources

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

HR Tech Trends: update

HR Tech is moving, but not as fast as it could. Tom Haak gave a presentation at the HR Tech Tank in Amsterdam. This is a summary of what he …

Employee Engagement

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

Managing HR-related data is critical to any organization’s success. And yet progress in HR analytics has been glacially slow. Consulting firms in the U.S. and Europe lament the slow progress. But a Harvard Business Review analytics study of 230 executives suggests a stunning rate of anticipated …

Human Resources

Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

Many companies go to great lengths every year or two to determine just how motivated their work force really is. Traditionally, they might get vendors such as Gallup to survey employee engagement. More recently, online sites such as Glassdoor and Vault let HR managers view anonymized praises and …

Employee Engagement

Performance Management: A New Perspective

The secret is out. Many organizations used to think of performance management as a backward-looking assessment program owned by HR. No longer. …

3 Things Every Boss Should Know About Building a Strong Team

There are three rules every business leader should consider when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.<p>I spoke on a panel for Glassdoor this week alongside Katie Burke, vice president of culture and experience at HubSpot, Andrew Levy, global careers brand lead at Uber, Macy Andrews, …

Employee Engagement

The Curse of Culture

One of the seminal books on culture is Edgar Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership. Schein writes in the introduction:<p>Perhaps the most …

Bill Gates

Should Leaders Focus On Results or People?

People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type or the motivational, people-focused type. New research has provided the answer -- neither.<p>James Zenger surveyed over 60,000 employees to see which leadership characteristics made leaders "great" in the eyes of …

Self-improvement

Feedback Is The Killer App: A New Market and Management Model Emerges

<i>A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations.</i><p><i>In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping</i> …

Employee Engagement

A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the …

'People analytics' can capture rich feedback. Are managers ready?

Corporate culture is often held up as a key differentiator of fast-growing, disruptive companies. Hence the rising interest in so-called “people …

Employee Engagement