Anna Burke, Author at HighGround

All posts by: Anna Burke

Setting Goals for the Role You Have & the One You Want

It’s Never Too Late for New Goals: Looking Ahead at 2019 Now that our morning coffee order has switched iced americanos to pumpkin spice lattes, it must be Fall. And once the weather changes, performance and learning goals are usually put on the back burner. As employees we often feel like athletes trying to beat the buzzer, wrapping up …

Hello from HighGround! Meet Alyssa Venere Braun

  At HighGround, we take diversity seriously, and today we’re giving you a prime example: Alyssa Venere Braun. It might seem unlikely to go from nonprofit fundraising to software development (what?) but Alyssa shares why she did and what she loves about her job, HighGround and the HR tech space. On LinkedIn, you call yourself …

Five Ways Your Company’s Core Values Impact Employee Success

Over the years we’ve helped hundreds of companies launch impressive performance management and social recognition programs. Since no two organizations are the same, each program is unique, with its own set of challenges, processes and objectives. That said, there is one thing that every single organization needs to have in order for their program to …

Three Must-Do’s at Next Week’s HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas

20+ years. 59 sessions. 9,000 attendees. We can only be talking about one thing – HR Tech is almost here!             2018 has certainly been a busy year for us at HighGround, and this year’s HR Tech will be a special one for us as we make our conference debut …

Performance Management System False Positives: 3 Ways Your Data Could Be Lying

A great performance management system on paper doesn’t guarantee a successful one in practice. In fact, designing the process itself is just the beginning. Along the way, HR executives must wear many hats in order to ensure a smooth transition with a positive outcome. They must be: Strategists tasked with coming up with the right …

Four Ways to Manage Your Employee Experience Like Customers

Employee experience is more than just a buzzword in HR industry circles. In today’s cut-throat hiring market, it can mean the difference between business success and failure. With the pool of unemployed professionals at an all-time low, recruiters have no other choice but to set their sights on qualified candidates who are already employed – …

FAQ: How Can Businesses Determine Merit and Compensation Without Ratings?

Today we’re introducing a new type of post here on our blog. Our customers are always looking to tap into the power of the crowd, to uncover best practices for using our technology or running their HR programs in general. Our team frequently fields questions from our customers to help them solve specific issues or …

In Search of Meaningful Work: 3 Characteristics of Employees Who Have Found It [WEBINAR]

The term “meaningful work” yields more than six million Google results. Acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell started talking about meaningful work more than 10 years ago, and today we’re still finding countless books, articles, podcasts and posts on the topic. So, what does “meaningful work” mean? Why is it important? And how do you achieve it? …

Hello from HighGround! Meet Madeline Ryder

We’re back with our series to introduce you to another one of our fantastic employees, Madeline Ryder. Madeline is on our engineering team and joined us about 10 months ago. Today we’re spending some time getting to know her and about her experiences as a female engineer in Chicago. How did you find your way …

SHRM 2018 Recap: The Three Things We Love Most About Conferences

Another SHRM conference has come and gone. This year’s event held in Chicago brought together 22,000 HR professionals for several days of networking, keynote presentations, breakout sessions and fun. As a technology provider to the HR industry, we attend many different conferences throughout the year, both large and small. Why? We get to do three …