Tag: Employee Recognition


Jul

10

2017
Do You Really Need Performance Appraisals?

Do You Really Need Performance Appraisals?

Last week, I met with a prospective client to discuss an HR consulting proposal that included building and implementing a performance management framework, among other things. During our discussion, the client mentioned that he recently read articles online about companies removing performance appraisals and asked why I included performance management in my proposal. This conversation has come up on multiple occasions and I think that...

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Oct

14

2015
Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Stop Scaring Away Your Top Employees

Companies know that finding great employees is quite difficult, but it’s even harder to retain them once they are in your company. With social media and professional networks such as LinkedIn, it’s become quite easy to contact anyone at any company. Therefore, competitors and headhunters always have access to your employees, and most likely, they will be targeting the employees that are most crucial to your...

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Aug

27

2012
Employee Recognition Is More Than Just a Performance Review

Employee Recognition Is More Than Just a Performance Review

It’s that time of year again and performance reviews are right around the corner. Managers are having nightmares thinking about all the paperwork coming up and employees are shaking in their boots waiting for that big bonus or promotion opportunity. Performance reviews are typically the only time when managers give their personnel feedback, consider them for a promotion, praise them in front of peers, or...

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Jul

02

2012
Why Companies Are Horrible at Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Why Companies Are Horrible at Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

While many companies are laying off employees these days, many other are dying to recruit and keep top talented individuals. During a conversation with a consulting client the other day, I was asked a very interesting question: “Management knows that attracting and retaining talented employees is key to our success, and without them we cannot achieve our business goals, but what do we have to...

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