Performance Reviews: A Smart Guide to Self-Evaluating

Study after study shows that employees and managers alike are fed up with traditional, annual performance reviews. In a 2017 study of 1,500 office workers, Adobe – who ditched traditional performance reviews in 2012 – found that 59% of those …

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3 Proven Methods for Bringing Company Values to Life

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Your company values are such an essential piece of your organizational culture and brand. But while the executive leadership may understand the list of these values deeply — even maybe had a hand in creating them — you have to …

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Your Company Culture And The Uniqueness Paradox

Advising senior leaders on the topic of organizational culture for the last fifteen plus years has provided me with a multitude of opportunities to examine the ways in which groups of people organize themselves to accomplish their work and to …

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7 Common (but Fixable) Causes of Employee Turnover

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It costs a lot to hire an employee. On top of salary expenses, there are also benefits to be paid and costs associated with recruiting and onboarding. Additionally, companies also have to deal with a learning curve; it can

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Healthcare Benefits are Broken. Fixing Them Requires Redefining the Industry.

Much attention has been paid to fixing our country’s broken healthcare system. But what often gets missed are the problems with employer-sponsored health benefits and the role they play within the broader healthcare crisis. Employers in North America alone are …

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#WorkTrends: Why Every HR Pro Should Think Like a Marketer

Look at your company’s org chart. Since you’re reading this, odds are you’re comfortably nestled in HR, and marketing is somewhere far away. The marketers at your organization have one job, and you have yours. Perhaps you meet up a …

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How to Create a Truly Effective Performance Review Process

Let’s admit it: the traditional methods for performance reviews are outdated.

iStock_000072594463_Large-2But they’re not going anywhere any time soon. According to Globoforce, a whopping 91% of organizations use them. And they’re mostly just doing them to check it off …

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Meet Links: the launchpad for all your tools

What does your tool stack resemble? If you’re like me, you probably have a few that you have open at all times and basically live in.

But for the other tools and websites that we don’t use as often, it’s

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What Does It Mean to Manage Up?

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For the most part, employees expect to take direction from their managers. But anyone who’s ever worked for a boss who is disorganized, scatterbrained, or simply overworked knows how difficult it can be to figure out exactly what’s expected of …

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Small Companies Can Be Recruiting Contenders

The ability to attract top talent takes more than just a posting on a job board, a newspaper ad or a sign in a storefront window. Many small businesses must compete with larger companies for talented recruits, without the luxury …

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