Three important technology trends left their mark on the world of human resource management in 2011, and all three are poised to gather even more strength during 2012. Each trend brings a corresponding set of recommendations for managers and HR professionals in almost every field. If you keep only three New Year’s resolutions this year, these should probably have a place on your list.
More than a third of organizational costs are associated with employee compensation and training – and yet few organizations are properly tracking the return on their largest investment. Now more than ever, executives are working with HR to build a stronger workforce and a healthier bottom line.
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Annual review season is in full swing, and most of the experienced managers and long term employees on your staff have been through the process before and know exactly what’s expected of them. But what about those mysterious entities, those blank slates with no clear record of accomplishment or struggle and no documented performance issues of any kind? New employees who have been on board for fewer than six months can be challenging to evaluate, but managers dismiss these challenges at their peril. The first review can have a defining impact on an…