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News You Might Have Missed – February 23

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed.

A Brief History of Why Performance Management Fails to Improve Performance

If you dread your performance review each year, you’re not alone. In fact, people have been fearful of them for decades. Here’s a brief history of the traditional performance review and why they’re so demotivating.

The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?

For years, other departments have been using big data to drive business decisions. Finance, marketing and sales teams (among others) use analytics to uncover opportunities for improvement. Now, HR can finally catch up. Here’s how you can measure “people data” in your organization.

How Can HR Drive High Employee Engagement? Expert Q&A

Our CEO, Vip Sandhir, sat down with to discuss all things employee engagement. He talks about why it has emerged as a top priority for organizations, what strategies HR can implement to increase it and how organizations can take the first steps toward improvement.

Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Many companies conduct an annual survey and make a handful of changes, they value employee feedback. The reality is that surveys should be much more frequent. Gathering employee feedback is part of a greater mission that constantly improves the company.

What HR Can Learn from the Grammy’s and Oscars

It’s awards season and believe it or not, HR can actually learn something from the Oscars and Grammy’s. They’re reinventing the traditional approach to their awards shows in an attempt to better engage their audiences. HR can rethink traditional approaches to better connect with employees.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Annual Performance Reviews

It’s performance review time at many companies so here’s a look at what’s good and what’s bad about the process. Recognizing good work can sometimes encourage other employees to perform better; but those stacked rankings are usually demotivating for your workforce.

[Video] The Best Interview Questions To Ask To Build A Better Company Culture

Creating a better company culture can start with the very first candidate interview. Here are some of the questions to ask if you’re interested in finding people who will be a cultural fit. Here’s a hint: ask them what they do outside of the office.

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