Performance Management

Improve performance management with ongoing feedback, goal-setting, coaching, strengths-based development, and recognition and rewards

Beyond the annual review, performance management should include ongoing feedback, goal-setting, coaching, strengths-based development, and recognition and rewards – and managers must be held accountable for these outcomes. Learn how performance management can be integrated with strategic organizational goals, rewards and recognition programs, and development and succession plans. With the help of performance management systems and social technology, you can make performance management part of day-to-day leadership.

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How to Motivate with Bonuses

August 1, 2013 | Inc. Magazine

Bonuses are probably the most misused tool in the management toolbox. Done correctly, bonuses can drive a team to excel; done poorly, they can actually make employees discouraged and dissatisfied.

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The Two Questions about Training that Really Matter

July 31, 2013 | Roy Pollock | HCI

Training is an important part of Human Capital strategy, and can be used to bring new workers up-to-speed, improve performance, prepare employees for advancement, or enhance leadership effectiveness.  Whether the training delivers on its promise, however, depends on how employees answer two critical questions once they are back on the job: “Can I use what I just learned?” and “Will I?”

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Transform Your Leaders

July 24, 2013 | Charlotte Hughes | HCI

In their research report entitled Global Human Capital Trends 2013, Deloitte surveyed over 1,300 human resources executives from 59 countries. Among the research findings released earlier this year was that 55% of global human capital leaders report problems with their leadership pipeline as one of the three most critical obstacles to growth. A specific area of concern is not having enough leaders that can individually and collaboratively operate across different environments and adapt to change and uncertainty.


Social in HCM: The Past, Present, and Future – and Why You Must Care

July 18, 2013 | Lisa Rowan

At some point we’re going to shut up about social because it’s simply going to be the way employees get work done and engage with their employers.  We’ve already seen how social has impacted HCM, allowing employees to share information with each other, give peer feedback, and increase hiring through referrals.

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NPR’s Talent Management Overhaul

Lars Schmidt, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR shares the story of NPR’s new talent strategy.  Lars is responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that align with ...

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For Me, or Not For Me?

June 27, 2013 | Jeffrey G. Soper | HCI

With apologies to William Shakespeare, that truly is THE question. In the realm of leadership, the single most important question to be asked by and answered for potential followers is “what’s in it for me.” To many, this is a selfish perspective and one to be avoided or at least heavily masked. But is such a perspective really selfish?

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Are Your Top Leaders People Accountable?

June 26, 2013 | William A. Schiemann | HCI

Research at the Metrus Institute* shows that while the immediate manager accounts for perhaps 50-70% of performance results, senior leaders and the policies they institute are also crucial to optimizing talent and performance. Organizations — and their senior leaders — need to consider the impact these individuals have on the rest of the workforce population, while also implementing ways to ensure senior leaders are held accountable for helping drive employee performance.