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Should Multiple Levels of Management Review Employee Appraisals or Other Formal Feedback?
Authored By: HR Performance on 7/26/2017

Typically, most growing organizations reach a philosophical inflection point where they decide how hands-on they would like to be with formal performance management processes. One question that always comes up is: Should multiple levels of management review employee appraisals or other formal feedback, and should there be a formal process? If so, how can good technology help facilitate your process so that HR can be successful?

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Performance Management

  
The HR World is Moving Toward Data-Based Decisions
Authored By: HR Performance on 7/19/2017

While our HR intuition still plays an important role, we can no longer rely on that alone in order to compete. Forward-thinking HR teams use performance management software that offers visualization tools, which work as a form of knowledge compression by squeezing an enormous amount of information and understanding into a small place. For example, in an effort to find more good sales people, a large financial institution began...

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Top Performers: How HR Can Identify, Understand, and Retain Them
Authored By: HR Performance on 7/12/2017

Who are your best employees and what do you really know about them? Did you hire them from a certain industry? Did they move up in your organization via a specific career path? Did they work under a manager who helped them take their skills to the next level? How do you determine who the best people are so that you can begin to replicate their success and ensure they are retained over the long-term?

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Improve Check-Ins Through Action Steps, Deadlines, and Alerts
Authored By: HR Performance on 6/28/2017

Providing informal and real-time feedback via regular check-ins is something HR Performance Solutions has advocated for years. How can good performance management software use action steps, deadlines, and alerts when it comes to managing regular check-in processes?

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Compensation Administration

  
Another Win for HR: Automate the Company Bonus Pay Process
Authored By: HR Performance on 8/17/2017

Bonus pay! What excites employees more? But, is HR equally as excited to manage the process? How does your organization arrive at appropriate bonus amounts, how are final bonuses calculated and communicated, and how messy is this process for HR, management, and employees?

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Optional Pay Increases Based on a Supervisor's Discretion: Should HR and the CEO Endorse It?
Authored By: HR Performance on 8/10/2017

Many organizations have compensation practices that don’t offer managers much autonomy, and managers want to be more involved. They know things about their team that can’t be quantified even in the best performance review. How can HR empower managers by giving them more flexibility around how they compensate their employees?

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A Common Compensation Trap: Poor Data Sources
Authored By: HR Performance on 8/2/2017

While most CCPs recommend that you avoid self-reported data, there isn’t a practical way to keep your employees from looking at, and approaching you with, self-reported data. When an employee comes to you to discuss the “comparable pay that they found online,” be prepared to help them understand where that data comes from and why it is skewed. 

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HR Culture & Trends

  
Reinventing Performance Management to Drive Business Performance
Authored By: Emily Sternberg on 11/10/2015

As the end of the year approaches, HR professionals begin to feel the year end crunch: benefit open enrollment, holiday party planning, and the dreaded performance review season.  

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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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Inspiring a Civil Workplace
Authored By: Joyce Marsh on 5/21/2015

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone said and did the right thing all the time and no one’s feelings ever got hurt? That would be a perfect world – which, of course, we know we don’t live in. But we can wish, can’t we?!

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