5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

Employee recognition isn’t a new idea, but as a practice, it’s experiencing a renaissance worldwide. Until recently, most employee recognition programs (87 percent, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte) focused primarily on tenure. A large number of those programs still do. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with recognizing someone for the years of service […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

Colored feedback scale from sad face to happy face

Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this balancing act as soon as possible because your feedback is invaluable. Leaders have the opportunity to endorse and nurture good behavior, […]

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Three Challenging Conversations Every Manager Will Need to Have

one on one discussion

Communication is key to being a good manager. When your responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, directing, rewarding, and disciplining a team of people—your peers, if you were promoted internally—having difficult or challenging conversations can be a daily occurrence. Being able to connect with people and discuss important issues in a positive, constructive way is a […]

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3 Reasons Your Employees Want Frequent Feedback

3 Reasons Your Employees Want Frequent Feedback

If you’re an informed, strategic HR professional (which, if you’re here, then you must be) you’re well aware that traditional annual performance reviews are rapidly falling out of favor within many companies. Reserving feedback for one session per year is silly—as silly as asking sports coaches to meet with their teams only once per season. […]

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Perspectives on Performance Management [Infographic]

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Whether it’s where to go to lunch, the quality of a project proposal, the best candidate for a job, or anything in between, differences of opinion aren’t uncommon in the workplace. When you bring together a bunch of people with varied backgrounds, it’s inevitable. Opinions on performance management are no exception. In fact, BambooHR performed […]

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The Case for Keeping Performance Management

The Case for Keeping Performance Management

In the 1950s, the first fast food restaurants—as we know them today—entered the dining industry. These diners boasted delicious food for the whole family, all of it ready in just a few minutes. Speed and convenience were the name of the game, and people loved it. However, over time this emphasis on speed and convenience […]

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3 Ways We Encourage Genuine Peer Feedback

Encouraging Genuine Peer Feedback

When you want a food recommendation, you ask your server. Why? Because they work with the food every single day. They see which meals people rave about, and they know which items people send back.  Likewise, who knows an employee’s performance (good and bad) better than the people working with him or her every day? […]

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