Archive for the Performance Management Category

HBR asks: Are “High Potential” Programs an Anachronism?

In a blog post on the Harvard Business Review website, Tammy Erikson examines whether “high potential” programs designed to identify and coach employees who are destined to rise in the organization are out of step with the workforce that is coming of age today. Flatter, less hierarchical organizations […]

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“Analysis Paralysis – A Case of Terminological Inexactitude”

Winston Churchill “coined the expression “terminological inexactitude”— a play on words alluding to the misapplication of labels and, by extension, the damage that can be done by engaging in this practice,” says Lon Roberts in this very interesting article published in the current issue of Defense AT&L. […]

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Discussing HR Metrics and Analytics with Dr. George Benson

LISTEN NOW: Like every other department, human resources managers are being asked to measure the effectiveness of their activities and report their impact on the organization’s bottom line. Most HR professionals are familiar with measurements like cost per hire and HR expense as percentage of company revenue. […]

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Multitasking Mania with Lon Roberts

LISTEN NOW: In this episode of The Imperative Podcast, Mike interviews Dr. Lon Roberts on the subject of his February 19th presentation to the Fort Worth Human Resources Management Association. The title of his presentation is “Mastering the Art of Multitasting.” As Lon points out, multitasking is […]

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The Imperative Podcast: The Art of Adherence with Dr. Lee Colan

LISTEN NOW: In this episode of The Imperative Podcast, Mike interviews Dr. Lee Colan, a researcher and business consultant, and author of nine books including 7 Moments That Define Excellent Leaders and Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees: How to Ignite Passionate Performance for […]

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HR & Social Media

Yesterday, I saw an outstanding presentation on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) by online marketing expert Shama Hyder of Click To Client. I’m convinced that social media is going to be a big player in both recruiting and employee communications in the near future and HR pros need […]

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The Imperative Podcast: Separation Anxiety with Brad Smith

LISTEN NOW: In this episode of The Imperative Podcast, Mike interviews Brad Smith, Vice President of Business Development with DBM, Inc., a global transition firm specializing in individual and organization transition. Brad says that the most dangerous conversation a manager can have with an employee is the […]

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Performance Management-NHL Style

 Kathy Rapp, a contributor to one of my favorite HR blogs, Fistful of Talent, questions whether the Dallas Star’s indefinite suspension of Sean Avery was appropriate, using the incident as a jumping off point in a broader discussion of performance management. She writes: Punishments SHOULD fit the crimes – in […]

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Investment Meltdown: A Similar Fate for HR Professionals?

Investment banks are dropping like flies.  The government has taken over the two largest mortgage loan and loan guarantee companies.  Private-mortgage companies are collapsing.  Overall, the financial weather is pretty dang lousy.  So what lesson can HR professionals take away from this situation? According to Peter Cappelli, […]

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