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. 

Could Pokémon Go Teach Us About Managing People?

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My life has become a never-ending quest. 

Evenings and weekends, I’m roaming the streets of my town in search of Pokémon.

Leaders Beware The Next Big, New, Shiny Thing

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Have you heard of the new phenomenon: The Digitally Deluded Leader? It’s the topic of APQC’s June Human Capital Management Webinar. This is a new topic for me and I am guessing it is also new to many APQC readers. So, I asked guest speaker Steve Hearsum of Roffey Park, an internationally renowned leadership institute based in the UK and Singapore, to participate in a brief interview. Read his thoughts on what digital means for leadership.

Employee Engagement: Myths, Predictions, & Your Responsibilities

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That’s not a typo. I meant to say “your responsibilities” in the title. Employee engagement is commonly thought of as an HR concern. However, as I learned in conducting a recent email interview with engagement expert Don MacPherson, this is just one of many myths about employee engagement. In the interview, I asked Don to share some common misunderstandings about employee engagement.

Jump On Board the Mentoring Life Cycle: Everyone is Doing It

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Have you noticed? Over the last few years, workplace mentoring has become a hot topic. In APQC survey results, your AskUs questions, and conversations with members, we’ve heard that organizations today want and need mentoring. But why? Mentoring is not a new organizational tool. In thinking about this question, my conclusion is that mentoring uniquely addresses a number of present-day workplace realities.

Breakdown Those Analytics Silos

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Photo: Matt BatchelorIntegrated analytics key to strategy execution. Knowledge analytics, workforce analytics, process analytics, analytics in finance—all are topics featured on APQC’s analytics expertise page.