Category: Human Resources

Finding the Right Performance Review Tools

Performance reviews can be invaluable for setting criteria for advancement, aiding in salary reviews, assessing capabilities for promotion or transfer, identifying gaps in training or a job description, and identifying where additional resources might be needed.

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Salary Review versus Performance Review

Meeting specific objectives should be required for any position, and fulfilling job requirements is a prerequisite for a salary increase, but any change in salary is also dictated by a number of factors that are unrelated to performance.

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Behavioral Interviews Lead to Better Hiring Decisions

We advocate using a behavioral interview to determine whether a candidate is a good fit. With a behavioral interview, the objective is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities; the competencies that are reflected from past experience. The idea is that past performance is a good predictor of future performance. Here is a list of sample behavioral interview questions.

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Screening for Cultural Fit

Cultural fit can cover a variety of characteristics, but ultimately, the question hiring managers should be looking to answer is, does this candidate’s values align with those of the company?

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Engage! Employee Development Secrets and Keeping Your Team Motivated

as with any business operation, employee development needs to be approached as a structured system, with objectives clearly established at the outset and measurable results along the way. The larger objective is to improve employee results and performance in a way that promotes professional and personal growth, at the same time it enhances the employee-manager relationship.

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“How am I Doing, Boss?” – Management Metrics Improve Team Performance

most managers only measure outputs, not inputs, which is like telling a Little League team to score more runs, rather than actually explaining how to swing a bat and make contact with the ball. Similarly, most companies measure traffic, revenue or earnings, without considering how to improve the company at an atomic level: how to make a meeting better, or an engineer more productive.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of a Toxic Employee

And like any disease, a toxic employee can subtly spread counterproductive attitudes and actions to other employees. Employees who were productive but lacked the strength to overcome the negative forces become carriers of the disease, and so the toxicity spreads. Over time, the entire company can be infected.

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