Have Performance Reviews run their course?

What is your opinion on performance reviews? Do you think performance reviews are a valuable tool for organizational effectiveness? Personally, I think it depends on a number of factors and knowing how organizations run, the jury’s out for me. Here’s why. Not Enough Time Whoever is in charge of making sure that all the performance reviews are done in an organization knows this only too well. It doesn’t matter if you give the manager 1...

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Familiar with Psychometric Assessments? Take the Survey

5 Minute Survey on Psychometric Assessments I have a special request from a couple of assessment experts (details below) who are conducting research on psychometric assessments to measure the awareness and usage of certain psychometric instruments. The five minute survey will help them tremendously (no personal information collected), click on the following link to take the survey today! Survey ends on Thursday, September 20, 2011....

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Assessment Selection: Nine Important Considerations

The selection of assessments for personal or business use can become overwhelming, especially with the vast number of assessment products available on the market. There can be dissatisfaction with using an assessment without proper research and decision making parameters. As you make your selection, these nine important considerations may help you decide which assessment to use: Assessment Validity Validity is “the extent to...

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Leadership Development Carnival Heads to Elephants at Work
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Leadership Development Carnival Heads to Elephants at Work

The Leadership Development Carnival is going to be heading its way to Elephants at Work on October 2, 2011. I am excited to be a guest host for Dan McCarthy, a former Rochester resident that now resides in New Hampshire making a career move to Director of Executive Development Programs at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics (WSBE). I met Dan about a year ago. While researching the...

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The Case for Not Creating a Mentoring Program

“We will just create a mentoring program” says a company president. His comment is in response to criticism that his company fails to develop employees. Sure, it takes some cash to send people to outside skill or behavioral development programs or to bring a consultant/trainer in to do the training – money that he doesn’t have. He figures he can skirt the money issue by assigning people to other people in his...

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Demystifying Contingency vs. Retained Searches

The difference between a retained and contingency search is a question that is often asked by a job hunter or employer. It is important to know what kind of firm you are working with because it affects what you can expect from them and how to use them effectively. To get the answer to this question, I asked Jill Knittel, President at ER Select and COO at Employee Relations (ER) Associates based in Rochester NY to explain the...

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