Anna Burke, Author at HighGround

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Still Searching for Your 2019 Professional Resolution? Try Taking on These.

Haven’t yet settled on the perfect new year’s professional resolution? We’re here to help. Instead of one BIG resolution, we’ve rounded up six little changes that can have a serious impact on your experience at work this year. Try taking on a new one every other month, until you’re working on all of them. Your …

2019 HR Strategies That Matter Most [GUIDE]

It’s a new year, and everywhere you turn a new expert is declaring the best ways to move your HR program forward in 2019. There’s definitely something to gain from each of them. After all, thought leaders like Bersin by Deloitte, Forrester and others have a unique bird’s eye view of how best-in-class businesses operate. …

HighGround’s Top 5 Must-Download Resources of 2018

Earlier this month we counted down the top five blog posts of the year. This week, we’re doing the same with our resource library. From case studies and webinars to tip sheets and reports, the HighGround resource library is constantly updated with new content that helps HR leaders launch and optimize great performance management and …

3 Must-Have’s for the Modern Employee in 2019

This week’s TLNT article, 3 Forces That Are Shaping the Future of Work, painted a clear picture of just how much the state of work has changed. The authors point to a new future shaped by the gig economy and technological advances and, in this except, the implications of each: “The result of these trends …

HighGround’s Top 5 Must-Read Blog Posts of 2018

The world of HR moves fast. While workforce trends come and go, it doesn’t change the fact that today’s highly competitive business environment means that employee performance is more important than ever. HR leaders must do everything in their power to create environments where employees can thrive and perform at high levels. That’s where HighGround …

5 Advantages of Technology-Enabled Performance Management

Each organization designs a performance management process that is uniquely suited to their employees. From goal setting and feedback to performance conversations and annual reviews, no two processes look exactly the same from one company to the next. Yet, there is a common denominator for organizations with high-performing teams – technology. HR technology is one …

The Impact of Transparency on Performance Goals

When performance goal setting and achievement happens in the dark – that is, between an employee and his or her manager only – it’s a missed opportunity to make goals a main motivator for better performance across the organization. Today we’re talking about how to make performance goals count. And if you want to put …

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

The #1 Skill Holding You Back While it may not seem like it on the surface, the ability to effectively give and receive feedback is perhaps one of the most THE MOST important soft skill to have today. Why is feedback a career gamechanger? Having the ability to give and receive feedback – and do …

Evaluating Performance Management Providers: Are You Asking the Right Questions

When it comes to choosing performance management technology providers, HR executives have a much more difficult decision to make than their corporate counterparts who oversee departments with more standard, established processes. HR leaders have three unique challenges. First, no two businesses are alike. Each company has a unique group of employees and organizational culture. While …

Does Your Employee Experience Make Your Top Talent Want to Stay?

New year, new job? Employees will soon be internally evaluating what they want for themselves and their careers come 2019. It’s inevitable. Many unhappy employees wait until the end of the year to finally leave their jobs and start fresh somewhere new come January. Let’s take a look at what today’s top talent really wants, …