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For organisations that are still on the fence about modernizing their employee appraisal systems, here are some noteworthy examples from companies that are revolutionizing employee evaluation practices: Provide constructive feedback: Managers at GE and Cargill approach employee evaluations looking to the future, instead of focusing on past performance. Setting goals for the future and providing […]

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Numerous studies have shown that when employees enjoy their work and believe in the mission of their organisation, they tend to consistently perform at a high level. Therefore, leader-managers need to learn how to help their employees discover their own passion and potential, says Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners. Su […]

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GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock recommends that managers and team members ask themselves three crucial questions when developing ideas for new products:  What is the problem? This helps re-focus team members when they get too consumed by the minutiae of a project. It is crucial to build products and solutions that customers actually need rather […]

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In the age of big data analytics, it’s not unusual for larger companies to become bogged down by too much data and ambiguity. This can slow down a company’s decision-making dynamics and even lead to poor quality decisions. According to experts at McKinsey, the most effective way to simplify your company’s decision-making processes is to have a […]

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In the global war for top talent, it is more important than ever to possess and showcase a powerful employer brand to attract high-quality talent and then to design a meaningful employee experience to get top talent to stay. But which should you do first and does the order matter? Yes, says Jim D’Amico, global […]

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Inbound recruiting is the practice of using digital marketing approaches and employer branding practices to target top talent and funnel them into your organisation through a three-part process:  Attract: This is the top of the funnel – an opportunity to build an online presence though search engines, employer branding tools, social media channels, and job […]

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Agile performance management systems are replacing traditional performance management systems in companies around the world. Agile performance management is a highly collaborative approach to performance management and is based on continuous feedback, improvement, and development. Agile performance management is continual, entails flexible goal setting and assessment, focuses on employee growth, and requires a supportive leadership […]

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Companies hoping to boost customer satisfaction levels should look into their employees’ creativity levels, suggests new research from the University of East Anglia. Creativity among frontline employees working in customer service and sales, in particular, has a significant impact on customer satisfaction. What’s more, in organisations which focused mindfully on creativity, employees reported higher levels of […]

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In a survey conducted by Ivey Business Journal, 43% of surveyed respondents reported that on average about 10% of their analytics positions remain vacant due to a shortage of high quality talent. The most acute need is for candidates who are equally adept at data analytics, technology integration, and ‘big picture’ business strategy. Organisations that […]

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According to a Glassdoor study, 57% of people reported that benefits are among the primary factors they consider before saying yes to a job offer and 80% of people would prefer attractive benefits to a raise. The top five ranked benefits include: paid healthcare (40%), paid vacation time (37%), performance bonuses (35%), paid sick days […]

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