Anna Burke, Author at HighGround

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

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 …

Real-Time Feedback Works – And 9 Stats to Prove It

Real-time feedback wins the award for biggest game changer in the world of modern performance management. While we know that yesterday’s processes won’t work for today’s employees, the thought of overhauling your HR strategy can be daunting. Enter real-time feedback. It complements nearly every aspect of HR, from coaching and development to rewards and recognition …

HighGround’s Commitment to Privacy, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On Friday, May 25 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially takes effect. The GDPR, put forth by the European Commission in 2012 and finally agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council in December 2016, is set to replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec. Although many companies have already adopted privacy …

5 Questions with HighGround CEO Andee Harris

Things have been in full swing over here at HighGround since CEO Andee Harris took the helm, so much so that we haven’t had time to stop and introduce her on the blog. We’re excited to do so today and give you a peek at why we’re so happy to have her in the top …

Setting the Record Straight on Employee Recognition

Today we’re diving into what employee recognition is and isn’t, as well as some tips for implementing a new program or revamping a stale one that may not be as effective anymore. What is employee recognition? If you think this is an easy question, a quick Google search proves that many still get it wrong. …

Build a Workplace Culture That Boosts Retention

To keep your employees, it’s important to understand what kind of workplace culture you’ve created and how it helps or hurts your retention efforts. It’s no surprise then that employee retention is at the top of the priority list for businesses around the globe. According to a recent Glassdoor survey, nearly 35 percent of hiring …

The “How” Behind Performance Management Transformation [Webinar Recap]

Earlier this month we hosted a webinar, It’s About the How: Making Performance Management as Agile as Your Business, with industry visionary Josh Bersin and Hitachi Vantara’s Scott Kelly. We set out with two goals in mind. First, we wanted to help attendees understand what’s driving the performance management transformation we see today, on both …

Hello from HighGround! Meet Clare Tuchscherer

Today we’re spending some time getting to know Clare Tuchscherer, a customer success manager. Over her three-and-a-half year tenure here, Clare has developed a keen sense of what our clients need out of their HR technology solutions to help their employees be successful. Learn more about her life inside and outside of HighGround. What brought …

Employee Feedback That Matters: Ask These Three Questions to Advance Your Career

By now many organizations are realizing the value of moving from one annual performance conversation to a continuous feedback loop. But it’s much more than a simple process change. Real-time feedback is a culture shift taking place across companies of all industries and sizes. It’s turning managers into constructive coaches and employees into proactive listeners.. …

Hello from HighGround! Meet Adam Dahl

We’re excited to bring back our newest blog series, Hello from HighGround! If you missed our first post, get to know Gina. Today we sat down with Adam Dahl. He’s one of our sales exec extraordinaires. Read on for his take on the problems HighGround solves and what makes him a happy member of our …