Category Archives: Performance Management

Managing Your Personal Talent Brand

October 4, 2014   

This website and its blog articles are full of all kinds of ideas for how your company can make the most of its talent. But what about YOU? In addition to managing the talent at your company, don’t forget to manage yourself and your own personal brand. Personal branding is a hot topic these days, […]

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Retention Secret #2: Mentoring

October 3, 2014   

Research shows that employees, and especially new hires, want a lot of support to be the best that they can be for your company. If that support is not provided, workers are apt to become disengaged, which unfortunately covers 70% of the American workforce (source). One way to counter disengagement and provide employees with the […]

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Retention Secret #1: Better Onboarding

October 3, 2014   

Employee disengagement is a serious issue facing workplaces today, with 70% of employees feeling disengaged from their work (source). That lowers productivity, and businesses are losing as much as $550 billion a year because of it. That percentage of employees who are disengaged hasn’t budged much in recent years – in 2011 it was 71% […]

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Transparency Can Equate to Happier Employers

October 2, 2014   

Here’s another one of those buzz words in the workplace – transparency. It’s not just the work environment where we’re hearing it thrown around – we also hear it frequently from our elected officials, from the media, and from just about anyone in a position of power. There’s a reason it’s a good word to […]

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Big Data and One Page Talent Management

September 30, 2014   

Big Data and analytics have arrived to HR, and companies that embrace them dramatically outperform the 86% that still focus on reactive and operational reporting (Bersin by Deloitte). Achieving and sustaining competitive advantage requires graduating from HR metrics to strategic workforce analytics and planning. These trends are both exciting and overwhelming to many talent management […]

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A New Approach to Performance Management

September 25, 2014   

In this current series of articles on performance management (PM), we’ve presented what we think is a very convincing case that far too many PM systems in organizations today are broken and fail to deliver the kind of bottom-line business impact that they should provide. The dreaded ritual of the annual performance review or appraisal […]

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Diagnosing Your Ailing Performance Management System

September 23, 2014   

In my last article, What’s Wrong with Performance Management and Annual Reviews? I highlighted the extent to which many performance management (PM) systems are surprisingly dysfunctional in today’s organizations. Now it’s time to go a bit deeper into what’s really happening with your PM system in order to figure out what you can do about […]

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What’s Wrong with Performance Management and Annual Reviews?

September 21, 2014   

Short answer: Plenty! Few things in life produce more moans and groans in the workplace than the mind-numbing, fear-inducing ritual of annual performance reviews. In recent years, there have been calls for companies to free themselves from this burdensome practice. See our video on performance management vs performance appraisal. If you don’t believe that the […]

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Be a Leader When You Promote a Work-Life Balance

September 12, 2014   

Orbitz, National Instruments, Scottrade, Yahoo!, Chevron—what do all of these diverse companies have in common? A dedication to fostering a work-life balance for their employees. These are some of the companies recognized by Glassdoor.com for being in the top 25 corporations in terms of creating a work-life balance. Work-life balance is something we hear a […]

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Obtaining Value From the Exit Interview

September 12, 2014   

When an employee leaves a company, the exit interview, if it’s conducted at all, is probably hasty and is seen as more of a formality or technicality than an important part of the overall talent management strategy. If that’s the case, it’s time to rethink that view of the exit interview, and use it to […]

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