Benefits, Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Performance

Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?

  Its the beginning of the New Year and many companies may be getting ready to produce their employees' annual performance reviews, so I'm sure the topic of whether or not its worth the time has started to come up. There are a lot of different opinions out there as to whether or not companies… Continue reading Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?

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Benefits, Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Performance

Employee Reviews Are Useless??

“They aren’t important…it’s all about the money anyway.” As much as I hate to admit this – yes, there are managers out there who believe this to be true!  After hearing these words come out a manager’s mouth when I asked when he was going to get the performance reviews for his department completed, I decided to sit… Continue reading Employee Reviews Are Useless??

Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

#HRHorrorStories – Day 1 – Your Employees & The Internet

This week on Drive Thru HR (#DTHR), the topic is HR horror stories…those incidents and events that not only left us speechless but also spurred changes and policies in the workplace. On Day 1, the topic of discussion centered around employees use of the Internet at work – more specifically, visiting inappropriate sites while on… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 1 – Your Employees & The Internet

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership

HR Would Be Better If….

My friend Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) posed a question and a challenge to all HR professionals to answer this simple question: “HR would be better if ______________.” So, here is my response: HR would be better if “human” was put back into Human Resources. Back in the day, we were known as the Personnel Department.  Why?… Continue reading HR Would Be Better If….

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Do’s & Don’ts of Performance Reviews: And Why You NEED To Do Them!

First let’s start off by saying: a Performance Review does not equal a salary increase! Yes, the two are normally tied together…but that raise is tied to the end result of the performance review as a reward.  Too many managers shy away from doing performance reviews on their employees because they assume they HAVE to… Continue reading Do’s & Don’ts of Performance Reviews: And Why You NEED To Do Them!