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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix The Problem By Ignoring It

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix The Problem By Ignoring It

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.” To meet this…
The Performance Management Dance: Moving From Administration To Execution

The Performance Management Dance: Moving From Administration To Execution

Performance management is like dancing: most people do it occasionally, few people do it well, and very few people use it to drive financial revenue.  But unlike dancing, it is actually relatively easy for people to use performance management…
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The Performance Management Dance: Moving From Administration To Execution

Performance management is like dancing: most people do it occasionally, few people do it well, and very few people use it to drive financial revenue. But unlike dancing, it is actually relatively easy for people to use performance management…
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Are Millennial Employees Truly Different Or Just Younger?

A lot of people sell books and give presentations that suggest that Millennial employees, those born between 1976 and 1996 (Millennials, or Gen Y) are significantly different from…
Start With Respect, Then Continue Engagement With Friendship And Love

Start With Respect, Then Continue Engagement With Friendship And Love

by Dr. Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors This is the second post in a two-part blog series on employee engagement. Click here to read Part 1: Building employee engagement: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it…
The Big Switch: Moving From Administrative To Operational Goals

The Big Switch: Moving From Administrative To Operational Goals

by Dr. Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors There’s a big difference between using goals for personnel administration versus using goals to support business strategy and operations. Administrative goals focus on justification of compensation decisions for individual employees, while…
Death Of The 3 Ring Binder: The Future of Talent Management Is In The Cloud

Death Of The 3 Ring Binder: The Future of Talent Management Is In The Cloud

By Steven T. Hunt, Ph.D., SPHR, and Director of Business Transformation Services Until recently, HR departments would often spend months pulling together data needed for compensation decisions…

In A Future With Blood-Sucking Robots, Do We Still Need Workforce Planning?

Steven T. Hunt, Ph.D., SPHR During the recent In the Cloud with Game Changers radio program, a much admired talent management colleague raised an interesting observation about the value of workforce planning in a rapidly changing…

5 Reasons Why Social Technologies Won’t Replace Traditional Performance Management

By Steven T. Hunt, Ph.D., SPHR Director of Business Transformation In tech and HR circles, you hear a ripple of conversation about the death of traditional performance reviews. The idea is that social technologies are so much more fun and engaging…

Redefining Time-to-Hire Can Improve Candidate Quality and Business Execution

Speed matters when it comes to recruiting. Because open positions don’t produce revenue, smart organizations track how long it takes to fill positions and do everything they can to hire quickly. But when does the clock start ticking on…