Do we still need performance reviews?

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The end of the performance review has been the topic of much debate over recent months. An increasing number of organizations are shifting away from annual appraisals in favor of on-going, just-in-time feedback. Recent PwC research shows one in 20 organizations are planning to abandon formal performance evaluations altogether. A recent article in the Harvard […]

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5 liberating ideas for HR

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Let’s be honest. How are you feeling about going into work today? Are you excited at the prospect of new challenges and the chance to work with colleagues on creative solutions to business problems? Or, are you worn out from constant ‘fire-fighting’, endless admin, and a stream of difficult people-related issues to deal with? HR […]

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Getting HR right for right now

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What are the right things for HR to be doing right now? This is the question posed in a recent article by leadership consultancy Egon Zehnder, who asked some of the world’s most admired companies what was top of their HR agenda. The piece provides some fascinating insights into how organizations such as Nestle, Goldman […]

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Making the most of millennials

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Gen Y workers generally get pretty bad rap. They’re accused of being disloyal, self-centered and lacking respect for their managers. They want constant praise and quick promotions – and if they don’t get it, they’ll be off to the next job in the blink of an eye. They are, however, also the future workforce and will […]

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Ten tips for overcoming resistance to change

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It’s true that change is a fact of business life – but it’s also true that most people don’t like it. Whether it’s a major company restructure or simply a request they move to a new desk, we all like the comfort of doing the jobs we know. We like to use the systems and processes […]

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5 business books to read on your summer vacation

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We’re nearing the end of summer vacation, and you’ve probably already packed a few poolside blockbusters (or downloaded them onto your Kindle) – but what about adding a few business books to the mix? When you’re relaxed and away from the daily distractions of work, it can be a great time to catch up on […]

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Why your wellness program isn’t working

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Wellness is definitely a hot topic in HR circles at the moment and it’s one of the top talks on the conference circuit, while the professional press is full of articles looking at how organizations are investing in everything from mindfulness training to gym memberships as part of their wellness programs. While all these well-being […]

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Does HR need to be more courageous?

When we think of “courage,” we would probably imaging the image a heroic fireman rescuing a child from a burning building, or the intrepid adventurer scaling the heights of majestic mountains. But according to a fascinating talk at the recent CIPD Learning and Development Show in London, a courageous mind-set is something we could all usefully adopt at […]

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