5 Essential Technologies for Your HR Department

Human Resources Department (HR) employees are in charge of multiple tasks on a daily basis, all of which are high-responsibility duties. Organizing interviews for new employees, checking the overall employees’ satisfaction levels, and managing everyone’s salaries are some of the many responsibilities on their shoulders. This is why it is necessary to aid them by …

Read more5 Essential Technologies for Your HR Department

Getting rid of the performance review process? Not really!

Accenture made news recently by announcing they were getting rid of performance evaluation. The world rejoiced (or so it seemed) as Accenture joined a list of other notable companies to “rid the world of performance evaluation!” The problem is they are not really getting rid of performance evaluation. No more Annual process What Accenture is …

Read moreGetting rid of the performance review process? Not really!

Tales of Bad Performance Reviews

  I am not generally one of those performance review bashers. I genuinely believe that the performance review is a valuable tool, that when done well, provides a coaching opportunity that is usually desired by an employee. But over the last couple of days I have heard a few stories that just demonstrated what is …

Read moreTales of Bad Performance Reviews

Performance Appraisal can successfully Alter Behavior: A Strange Story

  The performance appraisal has been under attack of late from many directions as being an ineffective tool to alter an employee’s behavior. Here is a strange story of how a performance appraisal letter outlining poor performance successfully altered the person’s behavior. Even terrorists get performance appraisals Moktar Belmoktar was an aspiring terrorist in Algeria. …

Read morePerformance Appraisal can successfully Alter Behavior: A Strange Story

Every Meeting is an Evaluation

  Many managers and supervisors say they hate doing employee evaluations and they don’t have time to do them. What they don’t think about is that every meeting with an employee is an opportunity to provide feedback and make corrections and that is what an evaluation is. So take the opportunity to make every meeting …

Read moreEvery Meeting is an Evaluation

One Key Tip to Giving Useful Feedback

We get and give feedback all the time. Sometimes it is solicited, sometimes it is not. Sometimes it is tied to a specific act, other times it covers multiple acts. Regardless here is the one key tip to giving useful feedback. “It starts with looking someone in the eye, with having a direct one on …

Read moreOne Key Tip to Giving Useful Feedback

Arrogant versus Confident

  I am certain that each of you has at some time in your life have used these terms and applied them to someone you know or know of. We have applied them to fellow employees, fellow students, friends, family members, celebrities, politicians and more. Perhaps these terms have been applied to you in the …

Read moreArrogant versus Confident

How to Document for the “Dreaded” Performance Evaluation

My experience has been that both managers and employees hate the “dreaded” performance evaluation. Employees hate it because they are often blindsided by something they did not even know was important. Managers typically hate it because they have to make a public judgment about an employee and often DO NOT have the documentation necessary to …

Read moreHow to Document for the “Dreaded” Performance Evaluation

A Management Tip for Evaluating Employees

I was reviewing some notes from a book that I found to be inspirational. Alan Weiss wrote a book called Thrive! Stop Wishing Your Life Away. I think one of his tips is particularly valuable and makes an excellent management tip for evaluating employees. According to Alan: We all grow by exploiting STRENGTHS not by …

Read moreA Management Tip for Evaluating Employees

Little Victories Are Important Too

We always like to celebrate the big victories. The championship is always bigger than the regular game. But the little victories are important too. My little victory is that the outside of the house is all decorated for Christmas, several days ahead of our annual Christmas party. Like many things we do at work it …

Read moreLittle Victories Are Important Too

Pin It on Pinterest