Give Your Boss What They Really Want

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In honor of boss’s day, we’re taking a look at what employees can do to help their managers. Be sure to also checkout APQC’s research into how people and organizations can improve leadership as well as our advice on what individuals can do to become better people managers.

A Culture Change Success Story

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How Royal Bank of Canada Engaged Employees in Agile

Making organizational change stick is one of the most common and vexing challenges faced by organizations today. In a recent webinar, APQC members heard how Canada’s largest bank, with offices in 37 countries and more than 80,000 employees, got change to stick when it introduced the principles of Agile across the enterprise.

Summer Fridays Are Great, But . . .

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July was an especially great month to be an APQC employee. We met our performance goals in June and earned the coveted reward of half-day Fridays for all of July. As long as we got our work done and made sure members were taken care of, we were free to take Friday afternoons off and head to the pool, take a nap, get an early start on that weekend road trip, etc. 

Augmented Reality Benefits on an HR Budget

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Augmented reality—AR for short—has the potential to completely redefine what it means to be a skilled worker.

The Greatest Talent Solution—Ever

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Has unwanted turnover got you down? Tired of open positions taking months to fill? Worried about leaders retiring and taking years of expertise with them? I’ve got a solution for you. 

It’s strategic workforce planning. And, it’s the most fruitful human capital management process you’ll ever use!

Ok, I’ve watched too many infomercials lately. But, strategic workforce planning really is the HCM process that keeps on giving. It will help you:

Is the Employee Survey Process Broken Too?

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A lot of attention is given to the broken performance review process. But, has this focus on performance reviews led us to overlook another human capital management process that is also in need of fixing? Recently, I read a blog post that had me asking this question.

Making 2017 My Year of "Personal Accountability"

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My husband is a college basketball coach. Over the holiday break, he gave each of his players a copy of the book, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question®.

He had noticed that when his players made mistakes on the court, their first response was to blame a teammate. 

Performance Reviews: How to Tell If It's Time to Break with Tradition

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In my last blog, I wrote about the pros and cons of the annual performance evaluation and asked for your personal opinion on whether performance evaluations should stay or go. If you haven’t had a chance to vote in our poll, click on the image below to tell us what you think.

Performance Reviews: The Great Debate--Should They Stay or Go?

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The end of the year can mean many things for employees and their managers: a few days off for the holidays, a little down time to clean out files and inboxes, or a great time to start planning ahead for the New Year. At many companies, it is also the time when managers call employees into their offices for their long-awaited, and sometimes dreaded, annual performance reviews.