Succession Planning: Where to Start?

Succession Planning: Where to Start?

Succession planning is one of the most important elements of an effective staffing strategy, especially for managers and employers in the driver’s seat of smaller companies and start-ups. With a clear workforce deployment plan in place, employers and managers always [...]

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Making Talent Your Competitive Edge

Making Talent Your Competitive Edge

You make the most of every one of your investments, right? You value efficiency, you optimize your resources, and if an expensive strategy isn’t working according to plan, you trim your losses and make a change. As a business manager, [...]

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Difficult Conversations With New Hires

Difficult Conversations With New Hires

You and your fellow managers are excited about your new hire. You managed to scoop her up just as she became available, frustrating countless competitors. And while you made the most generous offer you could afford, you were still relieved [...]

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How can You Fix an Out-of-Control Review Process?

How can You Fix an Out-of-Control Review Process?

If you’re an experienced HR pro, you know how review season typically begins. You start nudging your managers to launch the review process. Your managers, in turn, start nudging their staff to complete self-evaluations. And for a few days, eye [...]

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21 Signs you Need emPerform

21 Signs you Need emPerform

What are you using for appraisals and performance management? Paper? Spreadsheets? Fax? A tediously formatted document that employees and managers don’t want to use? A makeshift in-house system designed by your IT department as an attempt to solve your appraisal [...]

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Following Through After the Review Cycle

Following Through After the Review Cycle

No matter the details of your data gathering process, the value of your employee review system can only be measured by its contributions to overall productivity. In other words, your reviews are only as good as your ability to follow [...]

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