6 Tips for a Better Employee Performance Review

6 Tips for a Better Employee Performance Review

The employee performance review process suffers from many problems. Namely, it lacks accountability and metrics, doesn’t allow for frequent feedback, and – here’s the big one – it doesn’t do the best job of actually assessing job performance. Nearly 60% of human resources executives graded their own performance-management systems a C or below, according to a survey by Sibson Consulting and WorldatWork. The survey reported that for more than half of the respondents, the biggest problem is managers’ inability to have difficult performance discussions. These meetings also have a public relations problem – they are viewed as an “HR process” that does not lead to any tangible goals. Should performance management be abandoned altogether? No. However it does need to be refocused into conversations that help employees reach their development goals and help your company get the most out of every team member. Use these 6 tips to help you improve …

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New Year, New Cyber-Threats

New Year, New Cyber-Threats

Have you had to deal with security issues in the past year? Brace yourself, as there are more to come. For this reason, security experts have become indispensable members of society, who guard tech-dependent individuals and businesses against malicious attacks that pose threats to their privacy and livelihood. As you ring in the new year, make sure you’re well armed against the following predicted cyber-crimes. Increased Threats on Cloud Technology Cloud service has numerous benefits to businesses. They make data storage, collaboration, and processing more efficient; they enable employees to work faster; and they help operations flow smoother. Cloud technology’s popularity is expected to rise well into the next few years, but as demand increases, so does the dangers presented by cyber attackers. Ransomware will be More Complex Ransomware incapacitates computer systems by locking down files and preventing access for ransom. In its 2016 Threat Predictions report, security software company …

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Companies Face Intergenerational Conflicts with Personnel

HR Faces Intergenerational Conflicts with Personnel

Over the past 10 years, organizations have seen a sharp increase in the number of older Americans in the workplace as aging baby boomers continue to work instead of retiring – out of choice or due to economic reasons. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people aged 65 and older in the labor force (i.e., working or looking for work) soared from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.7 million in 2010. As young people start careers and workers in mid-life and those in their 60s and beyond work together in greater numbers than ever, companies are faced with the challenge of contention in the workplace between these different generations who often approach their careers and how to do their jobs effectively very differently. Generational Conflicts on the Job The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveyed 400 randomly selected SHRM members in 2011 and found that conflicts …

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