November 25 , 2017

Performance Management

Workforce Speed — the Most Impactful Talent Factor That No One Is Managing

I work in the Silicon Valley, where we have a long-established mantra of “faster, cheaper and better.” But now no matter where you work in the world, almost everyone can sense the fact that every aspect of global business now seems to move significantly faster than it did even 10 years ago. You could even label the 21st century as “the ... Read More »

Calculating the Dollar Costs of a Bad or Weak-performing Employee

Almost every manager, when asked, readily agrees that weak employees underperform average employees by a significant amount. We certainly know from sports teams, where performance is easily measured, that there is a huge performance differential (often double or triple) between the below average, average, and top performers in the same position. From a talent management perspective, if the “performance differential” ... Read More »

Speed Doesn’t Kill … Slow Kills Organizations

[I will be discussing this topic with Scott Erker, SVP at DDI’s upcoming Webinar Wednesday January 29, 2014.  Register here: http://insight.ddiworld.com/webinar_agiletalentmanagement?source=sullivan ] You could accurately call me Dr. Speed because I love speed. I don’t mean the speed associated with fast cars, but instead, organizational speed. I really admire large organizations that have a track record of doing everything really fas Organizational ... Read More »

How the Talent Management Function Can Thrive In a VUCA World

This is part 1 of a series on talent management in a VUCA world. By Dr. John Sullivan As a leader in talent management, you have undoubtedly already noticed over the last decade that there has been continuous volatility and change in the business, political, social, technological, and even the physical environment. Well, this world of turmoil actually has a ... Read More »

Get Rid of Your Bad Hires Quickly With a ‘No-fault Divorce’ Process

Everyone knows that the average hiring process is less than perfect. In fact, most selection processes have high failure rates (i.e. even after months or even years of “assessment,” nearly 60 percent of the marriages in California end in divorce). So it shouldn’t be a surprise that as many as 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, according ... Read More »

Performance Appraisal, the Most Dreaded HR Process – A List of the Top 50 Problems

90% of performance appraisal processes are inadequate. –Salary.com survey In conversations with HR leaders and employees, the talent management process that suffers from the most disdain around the world is the performance appraisal. It’s one of the few processes that even the owners of the process dread. If everyone hates it, but it still gets done nearly everywhere, you might assume ... Read More »

Measuring Performance Across Your Total Workforce

Quality of hire is always a subject of much debate.  Some argue that most of the measures in use actually measure the quality of the hiring process versus the quality of the actual hires made.  We agree that some of these  hire-quality measures are more process oriented, but one thing that cannot be disputed is that the vast majority of ... Read More »

A Christmas Thank You for the Under-Appreciated Recruiter

It’s hard to argue against the fact that 2009 has been a rough year for corporate recruiters. Budgets have been slashed, training has been all but eliminated, and even with reduced recruiting activity, requisition loads are still onerous. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but as it falls at the end of the year, it is an opportune time to take a ... Read More »

A Christmas Card for Recruiters – Thank You for All That You Do

Corporate recruiters are certainly not the most praised employees in any firm. During tough times they are laid off in numbers, and even during high growth, blame is frequently heaped upon them for not producing miracles. While external third party recruiters at least have a chance of making “big bucks,” corporate recruiters all-too-often can only be classified as under-paid and ... Read More »