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Agile Performance Management

Agile Performance Management

What can Business Leaders and HR Professionals learn from Agile Software Development?   How can we apply it in performance management?   This paper provides insights into some of the practices that are used in agile software development, which could be applied directly, or with some modification, to enhance performance management in any organisation.  …


High Performers or High Potentials-

Assessing People for Leadership Positions

The need to distinguish between High Performers and High Potentials is essential.   How do we know which employees have “what it takes” to be high potentials and to invest in grooming them for supervisory and management positions or senior leader positions?   How do we know that the Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager who…


Personal Development Objectives

It is well recognised that personal development is a key driver of organisational performance and employee engagement. Emphasising personal development has also been heavily linked to employee retention. For reasons such as these, Personal Development Plans (PDPs) form part of many organisations’ performance management systems. However, despite their many advantages, PDPs have also invited criticism,…


Re-Engineering Performance Management

Not many employees or managers will be surprised to see that performance management is undergoing a makeover in many organisations. The re-invention of performance management from what it has been to a practice that is in tune with today’s economies and workplaces is welcome.   To stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices…


11 Factors Affecting Employee Engagement

What is Employee Engagement? Engaged employees are those who are totally absorbed in their work, working longer and harder, taking on additional assignments and all focused on the needs of the organisation. What affects Employee Engagement? A review of the research  by Ruyle, Eichinger & De Meuse (2009) identified the following 11 main factors affecting…


Involving Employees Pays Off with Higher Levels of Work Performance

Recently published research from Eurofound shows that employee involvement can support employers’ objectives in raising levels of work performance and can also enhance the quality of employees’ lives at work.   The extent to which employee involvement leads to mutual benefits for the employer and employee is not well understood presently in terms of ‘hard…


Hiding Under-Performers

General Electric is one of the most respected companies in the world. Under former CEO, Jack Welch, there was a huge focus on people and talent. Welch says that he spent 50% of his time on talent issues. His famous quote is: “People First, Strategy and Everything Else Second” He spent 50% of his time…


employee handbooks

What Should be in an Employee Handbook?

You need an employee handbook to communicate your HR policies to employees. It’s an essential document that all employees should receive on commencement of their employment, during induction. All employees should receive an induction or training in the company’s employee policies and sign an acknowledgment form agreeing to abide by their contents. Certain policies must…


absence management

Absence Management-Best Practises

Absence management is complex and dependent upon a mix of approaches to support those who are sick and to deter the small minority whose absence is non-health related.   Best Practice- Absence Management Best practice of the management of absence requires that organisations consider their overall approach and commitment to absence management. The key elements…


How Useful is the Goal-Setting Exercise?

Every year at this time of year, we think about our goals, either for ourselves individually for the year ahead or for the team/unit/business which we manage. In the workplace, this is usually part of the Performance Management process and is called different things in different organisations – Management by Objectives in Intel, OKR’s (Objectives…


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