June 24, 2019
Performance Management 17 June 2019
Organizational Development: The Heartbeat of the Organization
Dillon Chen
Organization development (OD) is the study of successful organizational change and performance. During human relations studies in the 1930’s, psychologists found that organizational structures and processes influence worker behavior and motivation.
Performance Management 17 June 2019
How to Implement Organizational Development
Britta Howlett
Organizational development (OD) deals with improving efficiency and productivity in the workplace. An effective organizational development helps you to solve problems within your company and help analyze ways to find more efficient ways of doing things.
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Performance Management 06 June 2019
The Importance of Continuous Performance Management
Dillon Chen
As covered in the previous article, performance management is the process of monitoring and evaluating employee performance to make sure it meets the needed standards defined by succession planning Many performance management processes are currently a “one and done” sort of deal based on annual or semi-annual performance reviews. However, we at ProSky believe it should be a constant process that evolves for each position within the company.
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Performance Management 30 May 2019
How to Get Your Managers on Board with Continuous Performance
Dillon Chen
Starting continuous performance management can be difficult to do. As with most things, the best way to achieve success is to get the upper management on board! When the leaders are all invested in the success of continuous performance, the employees will follow their example and get excited about the process too.
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Performance Management 30 May 2019
Continuous Performance: Role of a Department Head
Britta Howlett
The key to any successful continuous performance program is to have frequent manager-employee check-in meetings. The goal of these meetings is to have the opportunity to discuss performance and continually getting feedback.
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Performance Management 22 May 2019
5 Ways Of Securing Honest Feedback From Staff
Guest Poster
For any company seeking to continuously improve, feedback from employees is vital. Without it, key information cannot be extracted and utilized to grow the business. In short, your staff is integral to your operation, and without their explicit buy-in to what you are looking to achieve, success will be impossible.
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Performance Management 15 May 2019
8 Tips to Manage your Time for Better Work-Life Balance
Guest Poster
Do most of your days begin with you struggling to wake up, rushing to office, coming back home tired and dropping dead on the bed? Where is the time for family, for yourself and for doing things that bring you joy?
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Performance Management 20 March 2019
How to Refocus Workers and Improve Productivity
Kelsy Ketchum
It’s natural for employees to get distracted sometimes. No one’s a robot who can stay focused all day, every day. But when distractions are becoming more common than actual time spent on work, and productivity is suffering, you need to act. It can be hard to know how to refocus your employees without sacrificing employee engagement or closely monitoring how workers use their time, but it’s doable.
Performance Management 16 January 2019
Best Technology for Employee Engagement and Evaluation
Guest Poster
Technology is driving the way our businesses evolve and grow. Organizations can get so focused on how to improve their customer retention and grow revenue, it can be easy for them to under-invest in technology that can be devoted to retaining and growing their employee base.
Performance Management 09 January 2019
7 Powerful Best Practices for Engaging and Onboarding Technical Employees
Bridgette Hernandez
For many businesses, success depends on the ability to attract and hire top, technical talent. Software developers, network specialists, web designers, systems administrators, and others are in high demand. It takes a significant effort to bring the best people onto your team.
Performance Management 02 January 2019
5 Steps for Starting A Performance Review Program From Scratch
Guest Poster
Conducting performance reviews is a daunting task, you never want anyone within your organization to feel like they are under a microscope! But performance reviews are an important part of ensuring that everyone is on the same page and getting the support they need to provide optimal results.
Performance Management 12 December 2018
10 Simple Ways to Build Trust and Boost Employee Engagement
Daniela McVicker
Most leaders are aware that the employees are a company’s most important asset. In fact, that is accurate when the majority of the workforce is totally engaged in their work. If not, they are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organization. Trust is difficult to be achieved and it must be constantly re-earned by the employer. But with a little bit of an effort, hiring managers will be able to build a reservoir of good will that they can rely on during challenging and difficult times and occasions.
Performance Management 05 December 2018
7 Productivity Lessons From the Millennial Work Style
Mary Whitman
As you may have imagined, many productivity tips have something to do with technology, especially with mobile technology. Though one may lament at the idea that in 40 years we will have a bunch of pensioners with neck problems, you cannot ignore the fact that the tech-culture is here to stay, so we all may as well embrace it.
Performance Management 10 October 2018
How to Conduct Performance Reviews: Advice from Employees
Joan Elmore
Performance evaluations can feel like a drudgery all around. Another "To-Do" in the middle of a thousand more important things. And most likely, employees aren’t jumping around in excitement to learn about how they’re measuring up.
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Performance Management 11 September 2018
How to Use Strength-based Philosophy to Improve the Workplace
Ankita Poddar
Advocating a strength-based philosophy is only one part of the equation; implementing it is a completely different ballgame. Therefore, while I will still spend time explaining the strength-based philosophy, I’ll spend a little extra time exploring how one can leverage it at the workplace.
Performance Management 04 September 2018
How to Build Confidence in your Employees
Brett Farmiloe
Dedicated employees are the bones of every successful company. Without them, there would simply be no business! That is why it is of the utmost importance to instill confidence within them. Because let’s face it, you can’t micromanage every employee.
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Performance Management 28 August 2018
5 Ways to Deliver Exceptional Management Leadership
Guest Poster
Managers are important for the success of any enterprise, especially for small- to mid-sized firms where they take on many roles. However, leadership is equally important. While certain skills contribute to success, organizations need strong leadership to succeed.
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Performance Management 31 July 2018
5 Gentle Ways to Increase Your Employees' Productivity with Gamification
Adam Wakoski
Gamification has become one of the most hyped terms lately that is used almost everywhere where it is necessary to drive better results. Being perceived by many as just another millennial fad, it has actually proven to be effective in various fields. To keep up with the trends, a lot of companies follow the early adopters’ example and implement gamification practices into their workflow. However, the results are not always what is expected or satisfying.
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Performance Management 11 July 2018
Using Social Media to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
Susannah Bruck
Social media is a vital communication platform and key customer service tool for businesses and organizations. Social media provides businesses the opportunities to offer instant customer service and can also help build brand validity, awareness, and exposure to core, niche or mass audiences.
Performance Management 05 July 2018
How to Structure an HR Team to Maximize Human Capital ROI
Jack White
HR plays a crucial role in maximizing productivity within the workplace. This can only be accomplished if it is structured to cope with all the needs of the business. In other words, a key part of any HR team in human relations is maximizing on human capital.
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Performance Management 28 June 2018
How to Build Your Organization's AI Strategy
Krishnapriya Nair
It’s quite apparent that more and more organizations have to and will start leveraging AI in near future itself. But investing in a good AI platform and adopting an AI-based approach is not a simple decision. It’s quite natural to be tempted to jump into the bandwagon when the entire industry is behind the same, but it’s important to understand your organization’s readiness, and more importantly, the need before you go for such a strategic decision.
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Performance Management 22 May 2018
Common Obstacles Preventing Productivity In The Workplace
Guest Poster
Workplace productivity can make or break a company. If employees fail to complete their workload during office hours, business suffers immensely. This causes undue stress for all parties involved, but it’s not a problem that’s easy to solve. Many everyday factors have a negative influence on productivity. Without finding a way to target these, employers can’t hope to improve staff output during the workday.
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Performance Management 03 May 2018
Four Metrics to Replace the Annual Employee Review Forever
Technology Advice
Most employees and managers agree: pretty much no one looks forward to annual employee performance reviews! And while performance management best practices are continually evolving, the way we manage our teams has not quite caught up. In fact, many business leaders today still depend on antiquated management practices that are no longer effective (or enjoyable).
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Performance Management 17 April 2018
3 Ways to Enhance Your Knowledge Management Strategy
Mary Walton
As a business, your knowledge management strategy is one of the most important aspects you need to be thinking about. With an optimal knowledge management system, you’ll be able to host all your blog posts, articles, terms and conditions and FAQ pages and your customers will be able to access them all freely and easily.
Performance Management 12 April 2018
How to Have Effective Evaluations: Just Talk to Your Employees
Wendy Dailey
There’s been a lot of talk lately about evaluations and what can be done about them. I believe the evaluation is the 3rd step in the process – that until you know what job your employee is doing and you know you have found the right person, you can’t do a good job on giving your employee feedback. And that’s really all an evaluation is: giving your employee feedback on what they do well and what they need to work on.

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