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Five Tips for Pain-Free Performance Reviews

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 | 0 comments

A study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that over 90% of performance appraisals are painful and don’t result in better performance. The reason: Most annual reviews are reactive exercises that capture delayed feedback – neither motivating nor driving any performance improvement. So what can managers do ensure the performance review process is productive and pain-free? According to Bersin research, the performance...

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Change the Way You Think About Change Management

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 | 0 comments

Despite the abundance of studies, resources and training available around change management initiatives, research shows that 70% of all major change efforts in organizations fail. Why? While the processes for making an organizational change are relatively sound, companies often neglect the most critical factor in the change equation: people. Change is about people and their behavior. Change management is about understanding both. Trigger events...

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Up Your Hiring Game

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Good employees can be hard to find. That’s why preparing for and conducting a solid interview during the hiring process is so important. After all, identifying productive, reliable candidates who will fit well with the job and corporate culture isn’t just good luck. It’s a process. In a recent article, author John Rossheim, of Monster.com, talks about how important it is for small-business owners to professionalize the...

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Bad Hires are Bad for Business

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Bad hires are not only damaging to morale and disruptive to the work environment, but they’re also costly. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30% of that hire’s first year earnings. In addition, employers spend an average of $7,000 to replace a salaried employee, $10,000 to replace a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to replace a senior executive. And in the case...

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HR Departments Get Strategic

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin There’s been a lot of discussion lately about how Human Resources departments can play more of a strategic role in their organizations. Over the years, the role of HR has evolved – from benefits, employee relations and hiring/firing to leadership development, talent analytics and workforce planning. Today HR departments are making significant strategic contributions, and organizations everywhere are starting to recognize the...

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Emergent Ventures India (EVI) Takes the Subjectivity out of Selection

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Strong job fit. Fewer personality conflicts. Increased sense of hiring confidence. These are the differences workforce analytics can make in an organization. Based in India, EVI provides solutions for clean energy initiatives around the world. Because of the nature of their business, they tend to attract millennial, technically skilled workers with a passion for the environment, but little work experience. This made hiring the...

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How to Avoid Bad Hires – Don’t miss our webinar on June 5 at 2 p.m. EDT

Posted on May 27, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin   We’ve all done it. We’ve all hired people who, for a variety of reasons, didn’t succeed in the role for which they were selected. Bad hires, often due to poor job fit, bring with them a multitude of consequences: morale is affected, the workplace is disrupted, and the time and financial costs associated with the replacement effort can be staggering. What if you could avoid making hiring mistakes? Join...

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The Art of Influence

Posted on May 20, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Research shows that influence is one of the most essential skills required to be successful in business. Yet, it’s also believed to be one of the hardest to measure, teach and develop. How can you help your leaders excel at the “art” of influence? Our global consulting network works with our clients to improve their influence and leadership skills by focusing on the following:  Find your baseline: Before you can improve your...

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Planning Ahead

Posted on May 8, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Bloomberg BNA recently published an article about the importance of Succession Planning – making sure that you have a plan to fill vacancies when people move up or move on, particularly for high-level positions. According to the article, HR should have a well-stocked talent pipeline for every managerial position – from the C-suite down. The mistake many companies make is that they plan for a few key positions, but their...

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Putting the Power of Analytics in our Clients’ Hands

Posted on May 1, 2014 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin This week, we introduced three new technology-driven talent solutions that further enhance our Predictive Index® Management Workshop™ program. For years, our science-driven insights have been instrumental in optimizing the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations. Supported by our new web-enabled customizable interview guides, coaching guides, and team analytics technologies, we’re putting the power...

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