Resources Archive - HighGround

Beyond the Annual Review: The Transformative State of Performance Conversations

Many companies are moving away from the traditional annual review process and toward a new model built around frequent, collaborative communication between managers and employees. But what does this new approach to gauging performance look like – and what does it mean for the future of performance management? We launched a study to understand what …

Test Iframe Resource

We spend 30% of our lives at work – one-third of our human existence. For some, it’s a financial necessity. And for others who have found a way to combine what they do with what they love, it’s a passion. Many factors affect employment happiness. A work/life balance. How you’re valued and compensated. The people …

Ernst & Young Profiles HighGround

Ernst & Young sat down with some HighGround leaders to talk about the future of work and how companies are adapting. The generational shift in the workplace has forced companies to rethink the definition of work. The emergence of Millennials as a majority voice today’s workforce means that companies have re-adjusted how everyone is managed. …

Continuing the Conversation with Patagonia

Due to the overwhelming response to our February webinar with Deloitte’s Josh Bersin and Patagonia, we will continue the conversation during a virtual fireside chat with Dean Carter, VP of HR & Shared Services, and Chris Mason, Senior Director of Talent at Patagonia. We’ll pop the hood on Patagonia’s HR strategy to get more details …

LLamasoft Discusses Transition from Annual Processes to Agile Performance Management

LLamasoft, a supply chain software and services company, greatly values innovation. However, the processes it used for performance management were anything but innovative. In fact, their annual approach had become problematic. Many times, “recency bias” affected these conversations and did little to actually improve employee performance. Craig Wigley, LLamasoft’s VP of Employee Success, talks about making …

LLamasoft and Creating a Feedback Culture

LLamasoft prides itself on being a company full of people who are nice and who actually get along. So when it came to giving critical feedback to one another, employees struggled. Craig Wigley, VP of Employee Success, knew the company needed a way for employees to give constructive feedback so they were pushing each other …

LLamasoft on Helping Employees Reach Maximum Potential

LLamasoft is a supply chain software and services company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With 410 employees around the world, including 250 in the United States alone, it needed a flexible way to share company values and manage employee performance. Every employee brings a unique set of skills to the organization and can maximize those …

LLamasoft Talks Innovation, Feedback and Recognition in HighGround

LLamasoft is an innovative supply chain software and services company that has a unique perspective on HR: it views humans as more than resources. So when the company decided to implement HighGround’s employee engagement and performance management platform, its leadership team knew it needed to communicate and demonstrate the change clearly. Craig Wigley, LLamasoft’s VP of …

The New World of Performance Management

  We as an industry have been reinventing, experimenting and discussing performance management for almost a decade. Should we get rid of reviews? Put stretch goals in place? Integrate check-ins? Change development plans? Include 360s and pulse surveys? Josh Bersin, principal and founder, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will discuss his most recent research …

Four Ways to Jumpstart Your Professional Growth

We spend 30% of our lives at work – one-third of our human existence. For some, it’s a financial necessity. And for others who have found a way to combine what they do with what they love, it’s a passion. Many factors affect employment happiness. A work/life balance. How you’re valued and compensated. The people …