The Link Between Modern HR Tech Applications and Sports Innovation

Virtually all up-and-coming HR tech applications share a common feature: the ability to document employee performance variables, feedback, and goals on a continuous basis. While this kind of documentation is not as rousing as an instant replay in sports, the intent is the same — to use valuable data in order to capture, analyze, and learn from human activity. In … Continue reading The Link Between Modern HR Tech Applications and Sports Innovation

NLW Bits: Volume 4

Next Level Work Bits is a hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest content about performance management.  Dan Ring – Using continuous performance appraisal software a growing trend More organizations are adopting frequent coaching and evaluation of employees to augment traditional reviews, but employees might be leery of being monitored too much. Dan Ring shares insights from companies that use … Continue reading NLW Bits: Volume 4

Bureaucracy in the Workplace: Emergence and Moral Implications

I know, the “b” word is a drag, if not a complete mystery, for most of us. It’s a word few attempt to spell, let alone re-imagine. Yet aside from a number of outliers, most companies today continue to embrace a bureaucratic structure of operation. While it’s hard to dispute the positive contributions of bureaucracy, its historical emergence … Continue reading Bureaucracy in the Workplace: Emergence and Moral Implications

HR Disruptors: The Companies That Are Changing The Way We Work

Do most companies have a viable employee engagement strategy? According to a the latest Gallup poll, 70% all US employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at their workplace. In other words, a sizable number of US workers are either searching for a more suitable job, or having a tough time at their current … Continue reading HR Disruptors: The Companies That Are Changing The Way We Work

NLW Bits: Volume 3

Next Level Work Bits is a hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest content about performance management.  Economist (The World in 2016 Series) – Big Brother management: Farewell performance reviews, hello data systems In 2016 office employees will no longer have to submit themselves to the cumbersome process in which they set a dozen meaningless goals and were rated … Continue reading NLW Bits: Volume 3

The Definite List of HR Tools That Are Improving Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has become a major priority for companies around the world. Far from being just an HR problem, employee engagement is really about the course that a company takes. Would a company treat its employees as disposable resources, harnessed for their immediate value and tossed aside after 2 years, or will that company inherently motivate its … Continue reading The Definite List of HR Tools That Are Improving Employee Engagement

Take Your Relationship to the Next Level with a Performance Review

Start My Relationship Check-Up The connection between human resources and relationship counseling might seem odd at first, but it’s not surprising. Progress in both of those areas depends on regular, honest conversations about the status of either an employment or a personal relationship.  But how does a performance review actually help a relationship? Psychologists are finding out that by using the logic of performance check-ins, relationship check-ups provide a platform … Continue reading Take Your Relationship to the Next Level with a Performance Review

NLW Bits: Volume 2

Next Level Work Bits is a hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest content about performance management.  WALL STREET JOURNAL – How Performance Reviews Can Harm Mental Health Finally, the study shows ratings can blindside employees and affect performance. Of the half of all workers who are surprised at the rating they receive, 90% are unhappy, because … Continue reading NLW Bits: Volume 2

A Short Guide to Using Feedback In Your Workplace

Giving and receiving feedback in the workplace requires honesty, transparency, and commitment. If the feedback loop is broken, or geared toward either the manager or the employee, then the whole process becomes a formality, instead of a tool for progress and innovation. By learning more about our reaction to negative comments, how to give and … Continue reading A Short Guide to Using Feedback In Your Workplace