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To build high performance, remember the power of ‘...

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – June 11th, 2013 by Christine Riordan In every workplace and on every team, all people have the innate desire to feel appreciated and valued by others. Leaders of teams—and team members themselves—should work to encourage a culture of appreciation. High-performing teams have well-defined goals, systems of accountability, clear roles and responsibilities and open communication. Just as...

Carrying out appraisals in a fruitful way

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – May 21st, 2013 One important HR function is the completion of Performance Appraisals (PA) which quite often represents a major challenge, said 10Eighty founder and chief executive Michael Moran. Their aim is to provide valuable information to both the organisation and the employee about current performance, results and progress. However, very often this process encounters substantial...

Where the Happy Talk About Corporate Culture Is Wr...

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – May 20th, 2013 “Tell me something I don’t know,” is what I think every time I see another article, blog post or book on the value of happy employees. And here is what I find disturbing about these happy-employee propagandists. They are mostly off about what it takes to motivate employees and keep them happy in a fast-growth culture. Don’t get me wrong — I want happy employees,...

Every Leader’s Job: Discover Tomorrow Today

Posted by www.hrpcenter.com – May 8th, 2013 Alan Kay, the renowned computer scientist, put it memorably some forty years ago: “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Aside from masterful technologists like Mr. Kay, few among us have the capacity to actually create the future. But I have no doubt that the foremost responsibility of any leader is to discover where the world is heading and prepare the...

The costs of not firing a mediocre employee

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – April 29th, 2013   By Candace Walters Great companies are not built with mediocre employees. Yet it’s astonishing how often managers postpone firing poor performers and troublesome employees. In exploring the reasons why CEOs fail, a 1999 article in Fortune magazine cited the CEOs’ chronic failure to place the right person in the right job, and their repeated failure or...

Don’t Use Pay as Your Babysitter

posted by www.hrpcenter.com – April 24th, 2013 Have you ever used a babysitter? This is when you have someone else assume your responsibilities while you take a break and focus on something else. The babysitter stands in for you, becomes you during the period of your absence. Someone else does your job. Typically we think of babysitting when there’s actually a dependent child involved, but it’s not uncommon for...