Category Archives: Assessment and Evaluation

Career Development: The Needs Assessment

March 3, 2015   

An important aspect of boosting employee retention and enhancing loyalty is showing how your company is committed to each employee’s career development path. One way to do that is to institute a career needs assessment process. It happens all the time – as people stay with a company, they may outgrow their position and eventually […]

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Personality and Hiring: Introducing the Big Five

January 28, 2015   

How important is personality in the workplace? Think about how much time you spend at work. This is somewhere in the vicinity of a third of your time during the work-week, so yes, personality is important in the workplace. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, but a survey by digital learning designer Hyper Island […]

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Culture Assessments for Mergers and Acquisitions

December 18, 2014   

Assessing an organization’s culture is important for any company, but there are few times when it is more critical than when a merger or acquisition (M&A) is on the horizon. If your company is acquiring another organization, don’t short-change an assessment of the new acquisition. It’s absolutely essential to get this right, and worth paying […]

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Assessing Your Organization’s Culture

December 18, 2014   

You want to attract, retain and engage the best talent that your company needs to excel. Besides being a tall order in and of itself, one thing that can stymie the entire process is when your organizational has a less than stellar organizational culture. This can be a hard thing for candidates to assess without […]

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The Importance of Dialog in the Performance Appraisal Process

December 3, 2014   

If there’s one thing that should come through loud and clear about the performance appraisal process, it is how critical dialog is to successful performance reviews. If the method of performance appraisal at your organization is a once-or-twice-a-year event that involves checking a lot of boxes and feels more like a hassle than anything else, […]

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The Top 8 Problems in the Performance Appraisal Process

December 3, 2014   

Having covered the difference between performance management and performance appraisal, as well as drilling down into the why, what, how and who of the performance appraisal process, now it’s time to talk about some of the hang-ups that can occur with the process. Below you’ll find 9 of the most common errors that occur in […]

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Are Candidate Personality Tests Helpful or Can They Spell Trouble?

October 31, 2014   

The candidate personality test has been a longstanding part of the recruitment process at many companies. In fact, according to Forbes 89 of top Fortune 100 companies admit they use personality tests during the hiring process. One of the most popular and most commonly used of these tests is the Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The […]

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Up Your Own Performance During Employee Appraisals

October 23, 2014   

We recently covered some of the most common performance appraisal mistakes made by managers and companies in general, so what do you do if you see some things you’re doing wrong on the list? Correct it. A good system for performance appraisals can improve your workforce’s productivity, morale, engagement and be a pivotal part of […]

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Mistakes That Can Derail Performance Appraisals

October 23, 2014   

The performance appraisal – completely misunderstood by many managers and employers, potentially dreaded by employees, and wholly undervalued for the benefits it can provide. The performance appraisal all too often becomes one of those obligatory tasks completed once a year as nothing much more than an afterthought. But have you ever considered the value you […]

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