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The Ratingless Reviews Continuum
Authored By: HR Performance on 5/3/2017

People sometimes say it’s a Fool’s Choice when you feel as if you only have two options. The argument about performance appraisal ratings seems to fall into that category, but there are always other options. Let’s explore a few scenarios around ratings.

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Performance Management

  
Managing Expectations: Which of Your Managers Do It Best on 4/26/2017

Many organizations have employees who don’t understand what is expected of them.  This lack of clarity leads to decreases in productivity and morale. It is a manager’s responsibility to provide a clear vision of what is expected of their employees.  

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The Most Underutilized Tool in Performance Management: Competency Measures
Authored By: HR Performance on 3/7/2017

When it comes down to it, how are you really supposed to know if an employee is a relatively stronger performer?  How do you know if the competencies within performance evaluations are meaningful to employees as they strive to improve their performance? The answer is simple.

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HR Strategy, Culture & Technology Simplified for You
Authored By: HR Performance on 2/8/2017

The Sierra-Cedar 2016–2017 HR Systems Survey White Paper, 19th Annual Edition, is a powerful resource for human resources departments of all sizes. Since the report is more than 100 pages, we’ve culled a few points that will help representatives in small– to medium–sized organizations.

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Compensation Administration

  
Compensation 101: Get to Know Compa-Ratios on 4/11/2017

Organizations need to find their pay sweet spot. If they pay too little, they run the risk of only attracting low-quality talent and losing their existing high-quality employees. Conversely, if they pay their employees too much, they aren’t being responsible with the company’s resources. Hence the need to find the sweet spot, the place where pay isn’t too high and it isn’t too low.

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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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Annual Salary Raises or One Lump Sum Payment: When to Use Each on 3/23/2017
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A lump sum payment is a one‐time payment an organization gives to an employee instead of a base pay increase.

 

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HR Culture & Trends

  
Putting Job Descriptions Under the Microscope
Authored By: HR Performance on 3/29/2016

Job descriptions. They’re something every human resource person and manager know are important, but keeping them current and pertinent can sometimes slip through the cracks.

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Ways to Inspire Civility in the Workplace
Authored By: HR Performance on 3/29/2016

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, of which we know we do not live in, but one can wish! 

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Emotional Intelligence and Company Culture
Authored By: Megan Mohr on 2/3/2016

Emotional intelligence – the term alone sounds a little “touchy feely,” but anyone who’s worked in HR can attest to an onslaught of issues that arise from hurt feelings and bruised egos.  A little understanding and objectivity can go a long way.  

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