performance management

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Is the Performance Management Cycle Still Relevant?

Hiring talented employees is only half the battle. Developing employees and monitoring their performance is an ongoing and crucial process. Without a regular feedback loop , an employee may not be working up to their full potential. Not only does this leave staff frustrated, but it can lead to employee...

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The Case for Frequent One-on-Ones

While many companies are familiar with traditional annual performance reviews, the topic of performance management has expanded greatly over the last decade. In today’s candidate driven job market, engaging employees is vital for retention, and investing time into performance management helps employees feel more invested in their jobs. As the...

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6 Steps to a More Effective Performance Management Program

BirdDogHR recently contributed an article titled "6 Steps to a More Effective Performance Management Program" on TLNT. This article explores how companies can audit their current performance management processes and transition into a more streamlined process that promotes employee engagement and retention.

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Is Fast Work More Productive Work?

When looking at performance, it can be easy to get caught up in the numbers. Did an employee meet quotas for number of calls? Did they meet the monthly requirement for units produced? Or are they falling behind when looking at the given units of performance measurement? While fast work...

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From Office to Living Room: Acing the Transition to Working From Home

Creative options are being offered to employees when it comes to where and how they would like to do their jobs. Companies are beginning to allow employees to decide where they are going to work and have seen smashing success, some companies even claiming it adds the productivity of another...

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Encouraging Performance Management with a Busy Team

If your team is busy and accomplishing its goals, the last thing you want to do is disrupt that flow for a performance review meeting. But, if you put off performance reviews long enough you may find that your next meeting is triple the length, and your team member has...

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4 Communication Issues and How HR Can Solve Them

Effective inter-staff communication is challenging even when all employees are in the same place. These challenges are exacerbated further in industries such as construction and manufacturing where an HR department and management are in one location, and employees in another. Communications issues take a high business toll — Harvard Business...

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Make Succession Management a Priority

Succession is crucial for the long-term success of any organization, but it’s often hard to plan to fill the large holes left in an organization when a longtime employee either retires or chooses to leave. Managing succession plans with the long run in mind will help a company minimize the...

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