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Performance Management

A cornerstone of continuous improvement philosophy is “we improve and maintain what we measure.” Minimally, measuring the performance in an organization informs leadership of the outcomes of efforts. Much more than that, however, a thoughtful performance management system – developed specifically with and for the organization – will result in a better developed strategic approach…

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Holistic HR

Do we really need another term to describe human resources? Many of we “oldsters” saw our personnel departments slowly transform into HR departments, effectively becoming a strategic element of the organization as compared to the purely administrative function of our grandparents’ employers. The younger gens are entering the workforce with an already well established HR…

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Talent Management

The term “Talent Management” became popular after McKinsey’s 1997 research and the 2001 book on “The War for Talent.” The shift was designed to introduce a more scientific strategy for human resource planning, effectively changing the minds of leaders in organizations. A more holistic, complete and inclusive strategic workforce planning model tied to business strategy…

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Employee Engagement

A few months ago, you may have read Cindy Masingill’s post summarizing the book “First, Break All the Rules.” If you have not, please follow this link to enjoy that post (after you finish reading this one of course!) In Cindy’s summary, the 12 questions – fondly referred to as the Q12 – are the…

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DIY HR

As homeowners, we often weigh the decision of hiring a contractor versus the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach, and in most households, there is often a difference of opinions between the primary decision makers. One advocates for the perceived cost savings, excitement and challenge of the DIY project – the new skills, the new tools, and the…

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