No secret, technologies are having a tremendous impact on HR. For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future.
Performance appraisals—everyone does them, but few think their approach is optimal. What’s happening with appraisals in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers […]
With any investment, you want ROI, and it’s no different for your people, says Dr. B. Lynn Ware, but a lot of employers have trouble appraising performance when there aren’t convenient metrics.
In yesterday’s Advisor we featured advice on variable performance pay from consultant Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SPHR, SPHR-CA. Today, her salary increase grid that is a little more complex than most, plus we offer the free downloadable white paper (FREE! thanks to sponsor PayScale)—the 2014 Compensation Best Practices Report. Morning says her grid takes into […]
by Dan Oswald As we kick off 2013, it’s a great time to take a step back as a manager and assess your situation. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day activities of managing and lose sight of the bigger picture. The beginning of a new year provides a natural break for […]
Performance appraisals are perhaps the best way to not only let your employee know how she’s doing, but also to get feedback about how your organization is doing, whether your employees are committed to your goals, and what you can do to improve morale. A performance appraisal that is mutually beneficial to both an employee […]
What’s one of the hardest wrongful termination lawsuits to defend? The one where the “story” of the termination is inconsistent between HR, the manager, and the documentation.
Managers are often tempted to “sugar coat” the reasons an employee is terminated for poor performance, particularly when hard economic times support the contention. But, according to attorney Allen M. Kato, counsel at the San Francisco office of law firm Fenwick & West, LLP, this could turn very sour if the employee is inclined to […]
What makes an organization a terrific place to work? We set on the path to find out with the Employer Resource Institute’s 2006 Great California Workplaces Award contest. As we discovered, keys to a great workplace include unique, innovative, and effective programs that combine to create a relationship of respect and trust between employer and […]