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Learn a Compensation Lesson from Yahoo on 3/28/2017

Fast Company, along with many other news outlets, recently ran an article about how the new male CEO of Yahoo will be making twice as much as Marissa Mayer, the former female CEO.

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Here are 9.5 questions to ask when purchasing performance management software
Authored By: HR Performance on 1/23/2017

Building a business case to get leadership buy-in is important when you implement a performance management application.

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Are You Ready for New Performance Management Trends?
Authored By: HR Performance on 3/17/2016

Performance management was a big topic of discussion throughout 2015 and new performance management trends in 2016 will spur significant changes, but will your company be embracing them?

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Save Time, Save Money - Improve Meetings
Authored By: Gene Mandarino on 2/22/2016

Times are tight – and so is time. But if everyone could improve meetings, we’d all be able to save time, money and aggravation.  We all live our lives attending meetings: staff meetings, management meetings, board meetings, project meetings, etc.

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Do Not Forget the Basics When Managing Change
Authored By: Gene Mandarino on 2/10/2016

Whether you’re implementing new technology, building a sales culture, initiating a new strategy or changing hours, it requires managers who can influence others to change the way they think and act.  

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Going to Bat for Your Employees
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 2/3/2016

Both of my sons are Little League baseball players. This year, they are on different teams, which got me thinking about the two teams and how differently they are coached. At the start of every inning, one coach yells “what is this inning good for… hits and runs!” Or, as the players take their places on the field the coach encourages them to play good “D.”

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The Seasons of Performance Management
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 12/14/2015

In many regions of the country, folks are enjoying the changing of seasons. Cooler temperatures, colorful leaves (on trees or in piles on the ground), pumpkin carving, cider and donuts, early holiday music (if you’re into that), and other evidence of late autumn abound.

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Are You Feeling the Attraction and Retention Pinch?
Authored By: Gene Mandarino on 11/12/2015

Are you feeling the attraction and retention pinch? If you aren’t yet, you soon will be. Executive mobility is increasing, unemployment is dropping, and retirement funds are growing. Credit unions are no longer recruiting from the ranks of the unemployed but are being forced to recruit from the ranks of the employed. This market dynamic will drive up the costs of attracting and retaining executives. Is your compensation strategy prepared to deal with this?

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Coming Together
Authored By: HR Performance on 5/28/2015

I recently moved. In the process, a few new items were needed as the old items were too big for the new space. As was the case with my office space. In looking for the right fit, we found something at IKEA. I liked it and it was the right size. We promptly purchased the desk and file storage unit and returned home eager to see it all come together.

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR Professionals
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 1/5/2015

As we look at the calendar and realize that another year has started, we may have made a New Year’s resolution or two, maybe to lose those extra few pounds or to try to get more organized.    Professionally, it’s time to turn over a new leaf as well. Companies are starting to execute new strategic plans and employees are excited to see what the New Year will bring.  With this, let’s review the top 5 New Year’s resolutions for HR professionals:

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Remember GINA?
Authored By: HR Performance on 5/15/2014

In 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) became federal law.  Among other things, GINA prohibits discrimination in employment based on genetic information, which includes not just the employees’ genetic information, but also their family medical history.

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Elements of an Effective Succession Plan
Authored By: HR Performance on 5/6/2014

Last week I attended SHRM’s Succession Planning training in Seattle, Washington.  It’s a new course that they have begun offering because so many members have asked for it.  I spent the day in a room with about 25 human resource professionals that are looking to begin or implement a better succession planning process in their own organizations.  They all seemed to echo many of the same challenges:

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