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5 Tips to Realize New Year's Resolutions and Performance Goals

It’s mid-January….. have you kept your New Year’s resolutions?
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360 DEGREE FEEDBACK

360 Degree Feedback: Really a Fatal Attraction? A Rebuttal Post.

Performance Appraisal haters have been around for quite awhile, ranting and raving about the process they claim everyone loves to hate (stay tuned for our upcoming whitepaper on this topic). New to the party though are those experts in the field who have set their targets on discounting 360 degree feedback. No talent management practice is safe when people start picking on this long-favored gem of the 90’s that still happens to be a popular and effective tool for leadership development today.
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SUCCESSION PLANNING

Succession Planning: Living the 9 Box Dream

Our goals are ambitious. We envision choosing the salmon but substitute the steak; we aim for the bubble bath but settle for the shower; we even think someday we might make it to Inbox = 0.  The truth is, everyday just doesn’t look the way it does in our dreams. That’s not to say we never meet our goals. On the contrary, our objectives are quite often met when we have a realistic target in mind and a specific path for achievement.
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Scarier than Ghosts and Goblins: The Dark Truth about Performance Appraisal

Business these days is set to drive, forward, full-speed ahead. However, this is only one reason why Human Resources has such a difficult time getting managers to focus on the Year End Performance Appraisal Process every Fall season. While everyone understands the importance of reviewing performance at year-end, it seems so difficult to make time for this with our constant forward-focused vision and “stay ahead of what’s around the bend” attitude.
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HR SOFTWARE

The Evolution of Employee Performance Management Technology

An Interview with Lead Developer, Yuriy Shikhanovich on the evolution of employee performance management technology. Once upon a time, in a dark corner cubicle, across from the fax machine and Goliath copier, sat a young bright-eyed intern sorting through stacks of paper and occasionally stopping to peck some data into Excel 3.1. She feverishly worked to enter the 360 degree feedback results into the spreadsheet so that she could begin analyzing the manager’s data.
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HR SOFTWARE

Crowdsourcing and Curating the Performance Evaluation Process

Human Resources has jumped on the crowdsourcing bandwagon - leveraging a unique form of the social phenomenon to create better Performance Evaluations. Crowdsourcing was originally coined by Wired Magazine in 2006 Wired and typically refers to businesses involving a community of anonymous people to achieve a particular task, collaborate on a specific project, or solve a challenging issue. Leveraging a crowd for business tasks that have traditionally only involved one or two employees has the benefit of enhancing decision-making and idea generation as diversified opinions, perspectives and expertise are contributed.  
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Canned Performance Evaluation Comments are the SPAM to Our Filet Mignon

We are living in a recommendation reality. Linked In suggests people I need in my network, Amazon has another must-read Leadership book for my Kindle, and iTunes seems to know I would like an iPad version of Fast Company. And this is only in the business realm – of course Pandora selects my music, Netflix my movies, and Groupon my new neighborhood hangout. It’s true, I’ve grown quite comfortable letting algorithms guide my decision-making, but I do have standards. I will never, EVER, let a software application tell me what performance feedback to provide one of my team members of colleagues.
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