Performance Management

How Top Companies Are Redefining Performance Management

Performance ManagementToday’s blog post features guest writer Stuart Hearn.

Any ambitious entrepreneur, or forward-thinking manager, is well aware of the importance of remaining competitive. Staying ahead of the curve is of the utmost importance for any HR department, and when it becomes clear to a company that their performance review system is not delivering results, we can always look to top organisations for inspiration.

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Millennials aren’t the only Maze Runners

maze and red figure_optNot too long ago, I wrote a blog post on creating a value proposition specific for millennials. It’s a topic that dominates many HR conversations today. Many a HR gurus, scholars, grad student, think tanks have written about millennials and their impact on the workforce, and so it’s not too hard to find soundbites such as:

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Employer Branding Measurement Dashboard

How to Measure (So You Can Manage) Your Employer Brand

Employer branding is key to building your company’s reputation as an employer of choice and there are a growing number of companies who are seeing the value in putting resources and budget into this work. After initial activation, your employer brand should continue to evolve and be updated to accurately reflect changes within your organization. Therefore, the longer tail of any employer brand strategy is the sustainment and management of it. But you can’t manage what you don’t measure. And it is very hard to describe the impact you’re making to an organization without that measurement.

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What’s so wrong with taking lunch?

LunchBreakMy typical work day: Arrive. Work or meetings for roughly 4 or 5 hours. Rush down to grab lunch before the cafeteria closes. Scarf down food at my desk within 10 minutes. Then back to work and meetings for another 4 or 5 hours.

Sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company.

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Creating a Whole New Value Proposition for Millennials

millennials_and_social_mediaIn the HR world, it’s not new to hear the term “Millennial” and how many organizations today are rethinking their workforce practices to attract them — individuals born after 1980 and who have come of age since the year 2000.

Many people have asked why all of this intense focus on Millennials? What makes them so special over Baby Boomers and Generation X? Quite simply, this group already makes up the largest generation in the US, and by year 2020, millennials will comprise nearly 50% of the workforce.

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Employee Engagement

Does employee happiness matter for employer branding?

Employee EngagementI’ve always loved to get involved in discussions around employee happiness versus employee engagement, and whether one over the other should be a primary focus for a company. Just recently, my team was discussing this very topic and it reminded me of a post I wrote a while back, wherein I said that employee satisfaction (happiness) is a desired outcome of an engaged workforce, but should not be the sole focus of any employee engagement or employer branding strategy. I still believe this.

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