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    Anniversary Performance Review Form

    This Anniversary Performance Review form is used to accurately assess an employee’s strengths, accomplishments, and areas of improvement opportunities, as well as his or her interpersonal dynamics. It lays out short-term and long-term goals. Finally, it is used to help determine the employee’s future career development path. Anniversary Performance Review Date: ______________________________ Name: ______________________________ Position: ______________________________Company: ______________________________Department: ______________________________Date: ______________________________Manager: ______________________________ Manager/Individual ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reassure Top Performers in Times of Change

    Reassure Top Performers in Times of Change
    I’ve been writing a lot about high potential, high performing employees lately. Although some hate the use of labels, I’ve referred to these employees as “hipos”, “A players”, and even “self-licking lollipops” (ugh!). A lot of managers make the mistake of thinking that during times of change, their top performers would be the least likely to need reassurance. That’s a major ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Do We Get Talent Management?

    Do We Get Talent Management?
    So there's good news and not-so-great news about talent management (TM): On the positive side, organizations - especially top performers - recognize that operating in silos restricts their ability to respond quickly to changing business needs. A holistic approach to talent management has become mission-critical. Some organizations have already plunged full speed into integrated TM, but with mixed results. The bottom ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?

    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?
    Some companies consider it unethical and bad business practice to recruit out of a competitor’s talent pool. Others disagree, saying that it’s a legitimate and necessary part of doing business. I’m no expert in external recruiting, so I’ll leave that debate to the experts. However, what about the concept of “internal poaching”? What’s wrong with a manager hiring a star performer ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff

    Managing a Culturally Diverse Staff
    According to Census 2000 one out of every four Americans identified themselves as a member of a minority group, up from one in five 10 years ago. This means that workplaces are becoming more culturally diverse, which often requires managers and others to continually rethink the ways they work with people. “Cultural competencies are not something that you can learn in ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side

    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side
    Hiring employees with disabilities is a great way to bring diverse perspectives and skill sets into your organization. But how much does it actually cost to bring them on? And what sort of assistance is available to help you? The US Department of Education and Monster Government Solutions are working together to give you a chance to get the facts on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Older Workers: The Employer Perspective

    Older Workers: The Employer Perspective
    Everything old is new again… or will be, according to labor force projections and enumerated in recent studies by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College. As more and more boomers find it necessary, or desirable, to stay in the paid workforce beyond the traditional retirement age, companies are beginning to wake up to the fact that the days ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Linking Selection and Development

    Linking Selection and Development
    Many organizations spend considerable resources collecting information on candidates before making a hiring decision and then discard or permanently file away this information after an employee is hired. But information used for hiring decisions can often be used to accelerate employee development and performance. Selection and development processes typically begin with the same basic action: Gathering information on a person's strengths ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Do Your Job Postings Suck?

    Do Your Job Postings Suck?
    Someone recently sent me this link to a job posting as an example of a company that finally got a job ad right. What's awesome about this ad is that you can actually read it and understand what the job is all about. There's no incomprehensible jargon, no sentences that sound like they were lifted out of a poorly-written internal processes ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Proper Processes Yield Good Outcomes

    Proper Processes Yield Good Outcomes
    If you have an effective process in place, follow it. Processes exist for a reason. Many times it's to demonstrate that proper care and attention is being taken in reaching an end result. So when an organization creates a process, it's important to respect it and allow the process to happen. Otherwise, why have the process at all? Of course, if ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Defusing the 5 Trickiest Workplace Situations

    Defusing the 5 Trickiest Workplace Situations
    The workplace can be a political minefield. While you may all work as a team, you're all most concerned with your own job,right? How your bosses see you can determine a raise, a promotion — or even if you keep your job. Navigating office politics is not an easy task, but avoiding potentially negative situations should be your first priority. If ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Greening of Executive Pay

    The Greening of Executive Pay
    There's a new metric in town when it comes to determining executive pay - at some companies at least. Now, in addition to earnings per share and stock prices, some executives are earning incentive pay based on a series of sustainability measures. The trend is a bit more common in Europe than it is in the U.S., with the Dutch leading ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why You Need Distributed Leadership

    Why You Need Distributed Leadership
    Here’s a guest post I wrote a few weeks ago for Right Management’s Talent@Work blog: In a recent article in The Washington Post, Deborah Ancona, a professor of management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, wrote about a concept called “distributed leadership”. She used the term to respond to a reader’s question: “How can a senior leader encourage junior leaders to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Appraisal Form

    This sample Performance Appraisal form is a confidential, handwritten report based on a meaningful two-way discussion with the employee. It uses a 5-number rating system, where 1 is the strongest and 5 is the weakest rating. This form is used to assess dependability, interpersonal relationships, job performance, initiative, job knowledge, attendance and punctuality, support of company policies, as well as safety ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Sharing Your Expectations

    Sharing Your Expectations
    I’m sure most Great Leadership leaders have been though management 101 classes, read books or blogs, and have heard about the importance of setting expectations. We’ve all heard about SMART goals, inspecting what we expect, the importance of job descriptions, and yada, yada, yada. All good stuff, and I’ll tell you, it’s true. So why don’t more managers do it? Is ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A First Aid Kit for Managers

    A First Aid Kit for Managers
    What would you stuff into a small backpack that would equip a manager to handle just about any management issue? Below is my list, in no order of priority. You can also use this list as part of an exercise for a management training program. Divide your participants into groups of 4-5 and have them prioritize the list (or make up ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Updating "Classic" Management Theories

    Updating "Classic" Management Theories
    I was in a meeting recently and we were discussing the potential impact of a new management initiative we were about to launch. I made a reference to “the Hawthorne Effect”, and half the room, mostly the gen Xers and Ys, had no idea what I was talking about. The crickets were deafening. Now THAT was a senior moment. It did ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Verification of Previous Employment Form

    This Verification of Previous Employment form is used to gather information about an applicant’s previous employment history and contacts. It documents who was called, the contact phone number, and pertinent questions, such as length of previous employment, position held, title, reason for leaving, and whether the previous employer would consider rehiring the applicant. Verification of Previous Employment [gate] Applicant's Name: ___________________________________________________ ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist

    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist Employers are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items for at least six years. With respect to an employee subject to both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions, the following records must be kept: Personal information, including employee’s name, home address, zip code, occupation, sex, and birth date (if under 19 years of age). ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?