Hurricane Performance Appraisal: Will Your Organization Hide in the Cellar, Board Up the Windows or Party?

It is coming – the annual performance appraisal. Similar to when a hurricane is about to make landfall, some organizations are already prepared (and thus looking for the nearest hurricane party!), some are beginning the frantic search for provisions, while still others figure they’ll just find a safe place to hide (e.g., ignore the problems […]

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SHRM 2011 Impression #3: Rewards & Recognition Hot, But More Clarity Needed on How To Use Them Effectively

The third and final trend I noticed at SHRM 2011 was the popularity of – yet lack of clarity about – rewards and recognition.  There is clearly demand around the topic.  I met with or saw over twenty vendors in this space and the conference offered several sessions on the subject.  Yet, despite data that shows the […]

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SHRM 2011 Impression #1: Most Organizations Unclear on How To Manage Technology Implications

One of the key messages from SHRM at this year’s conference is the importance of creating workplace flexibility.  After attending the conference, I’m convinced that this is just one part of the picture.  The larger need is to create organizations that can adapt to the new workforce and work place – and that requires organizations […]

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