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How to Develop a Performance Improvement Plan to Fuel Growth

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM by John Duval

How do you help employees reach their greatest potential? How do you set performance expectations and help those you know could be performing so much better than they actually are? Can you identify gaps in training or communication among roles and hierarchies?

You may conduct annual performance reviews with your employees or have some type of time-based evaluation system at your company. 

What protocol or performance improvement templates do you have in place to actually do something about struggling employees?

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Why Companies are doing Away with Annual Reviews

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

Raise your hand if you enjoy managing the annual employee review process. (Cue crickets).

Nobody enjoys annual reviews. Employees find them bothersome at best or nerve-wracking and nausea-inducing at worst, depending on the culture of the company. Managers find them time-consuming and ineffective, but they continue to go through the motions because it’s a box that has to be checked.

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Training and retention: how developing your staff might help you keep them

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 12:30:00 PM by John Duval

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Staffing trends you'll see in 2016

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 12:00:00 PM by John Duval

The process of finding the right employees for your organization is never a particularly easy one. Just finding someone who can perform the job tasks alone is challenging enough, but there are other factors to consider beyond ability. In the last few years, employers in all industries have faced some common challenges in the hunt for the best talent. Here are a few trends affecting the staffing process currently:

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Benefits & Compensation Training: Tips to Fuel Your Workforce

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM by John Duval

The buzzword in benefits and compensation training these days is Total Rewards. In the competition for talent, it’s not enough to offer a high salary—you have to have the entire package. In fact, more and more Millennials and Generation Z value perks other than base salary. Fortunately, some of these perks can be simple and affordable even for small businesses.

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8 Things You'll See in Workplaces in 2016

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

Much ink has already been spilled about what we’re supposed to anticipate in HR departments for the year, and we’re starting to see some common threads. Here’s what you can expect to see happening in workplaces in 2016:

  1. Boomers are retiring, meaning more Gen X-ers and millennials will be promoted through the ranks to management and leadership positions. This is shifting the culture of companies, as is…
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11 HR Associations & Groups to Boost Your Career

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

Whether you’ve been in Human Resources for 25 years or you’re just starting out your career, the HR field places high value on membership in associations. You’ll find them at the international level to regional levels. Why should you join a Human Resources association?

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