Category: Performance Management

We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall (both personal friends), and many others about the need to change year-end ratings, implement regular feedback practices, and reduce the power of ... Read more»

YouEarnedIt Acquires HighGround: Performance Management Market Heats Up

As I described in an article a few weeks ago, innovation in performance management reigns. The annual appraisal is going the way of the dinosaur and almost every company I talk with is focusing on continuous conversations, agile and transparent goals, and new culture-based models for coaching, career development, and skills improvement. The big ... Read more»

Continuous Performance Management: Innovation Reigns

One of the most fundamental and difficult parts of management (and HR) is how we do performance management. As I’ve written about for years, this is a highly strategic process in companies and it has gone through a huge transformation. What used to be an annual year-end appraisal has now become a whole plethora of ... Read more»

Becoming Simply Irresistible Part 2: Supportive Management

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust in leadership. In this article (the second of five, you can read the first here), I’ll discuss the issue of management.

Fig 1: Bersin by Deloitte ... Read more»

Making the Matrix Work

Over the last year we’ve been doing a lot of research on organizational design. Our newest research shows that 92% of companies are trying to redesign their teams to increase speed and agility, but only 14% seem to know how. Our conclusion, after many months of work, is that companies have to move away from ... Read more»

Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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This is the third year ... Read more»

Video Predictions for HR in the Coming Year:  #1-5

Video Predictions for HR in the Coming Year: #1-5

These predictions were recorded in the summer of 2014 and discuss our top 10 predictions for HR, talent, and learning in the coming year. For more details please download our 2014 Predictions Report.  Thanks to SuccessFactors for producing these videos.

 

Prediction 1:  Global Skills Gaps and Talent Networks Will Reshape HR

Prediction 2:  ... Read more»

Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret to Talent Management

Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret to Talent Management

I’m excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research, a program we started early last year.

As I’m sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are ... Read more»

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»

Salesforce.com to Acquire Rypple:  Major New Entrant to Cloud-Based Talent Management Market

Salesforce.com to Acquire Rypple: Major New Entrant to Cloud-Based Talent Management Market

Today Salesforce.com announced plans to acquire Rypple, a small but growing provider of social performance management software. In addition, the company announced plans to build out a set of human capital management products called SuccessForce (quite a stab in the eye to SuccessFactors), built on the “social enterprise” which Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce.com) has ... Read more»