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Leveraging Both Proven and Emerging HR Strategies

Many of the factors contributing to a company’s culture are in a state of transition today, including the employees themselves. This makes the already difficult task of creating and maintaining a positive environment where employees can thrive and develop that much harder for HR leaders. Those who are most successful leverage proven HR strategies but …

Business Results Driven by Best-in-Class Employee Performance & Engagement Programs

Performance. It’s the goal of every company to have its employees operating at optimal performance, yet paradoxically some of the practices used to manage workers actually reduce their performance and engagement. By taking a more strategic view of these practices, businesses can not only enable better individual performance, but better company performance as well. Sixty …

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 …

Think Exceptional Employee Performance Starts with Employee Engagement?

There’s no disputing that employee engagement is good for productivity. But employees are more likely to be engaged in their work when they feel they’re performing to the best of their current abilities, and continually developing skills that are valuable to the organization’s success. It’s a cycle of success that doesn’t end with employee performance …

Shift Your Employee Survey Approach

No matter the industry or company, employees can expect to participate in company-wide surveys several times during their careers. An employee survey has become one of the annual, de-facto rituals in HR. And soliciting employee feedback via surveys has proven merit. But today’s traditional employee survey has lost its utility. Despite having a captive audience …

Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program

Organizations across the globe understand that one way to create competitive advantage is nurturing an engaged and empowered workforce. This whitepaper offers insight to one piece of the engagement puzzle: recognition and rewards. While companies may have been practicing these techniques for decades, the ways in which they approach and manage these tactics need to change. You’ll learn: the importance of …

Transform Your Approach to Performance Management

By now, we all know that traditional annual reviews don’t work and as Josh Bersin noted, finding a new process is fast-becoming a top priority for businesses. And it’s possible to transform your approach to performance management and employee development but completely revamping a decades-old practice like the annual review sounds daunting. Organizations worry that new …

Real-Time Engagement: A Modern Approach to Better Workplaces

Employee engagement can no longer be an annual review and gift cards given out at a company party. Today’s workforce expects frequent, consistent feedback and open communication across the organization. Yet workforce shifts, such as five generations in the workforce, increased globalization and mobilization of employees and more competition for talent, make it difficult for …