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Employee Development

Microsoft’s Misstep: How to give employee feedback the RIGHT way

By Sarah Watson In a recent article by Vanity Fair, Microsoft’s recent failures were linked to a destructive management technique called stack ranking. Stack ranking is a performance measurement system that, in Vanity Fair’s words, “forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor.” It doesn’t …

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Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Employee Engagement

By Joe Corona Elevating Employee Engagement may not guarantee survival in these fiercely changing and challenging times but there is increasing evidence to indicate that organizations that invest in engagement are better positioned to elevate and sustain high levels of performance. How do they do that?  By creating a workplace environment that fosters enthusiasm, loyalty, …

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Get a Great Return on Your Training and Development Investment

By Jaylyn Schumpert More than likely for an employee, the first few days or weeks on the job are consumed with training, training, and more training. They must learn everything from company policies and procedures to how the computer system works; not to mention all the responsibilities of their job. However, as the months pass …

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2 Critical Questions to Ask for Effective Succession Planning

By Christina Krenek Succession planning is often misunderstood or undervalued in the workplace. A research poll from SHRM found that only 23 percent of organizations have a formal succession plan and 38 percent have some informal planning in place. These numbers are low compared to just how important succession planning is to an organization’s success. …

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