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.

No More Excuses—Just Get Predictive!

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In this final blog post based on our recent interview, Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. explains what predictive workforce analytics maturity really means and provides insights for organizations transitioning to making data-based workforce decisions.

Congrats!! to APQC Members on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

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APQC is proud to congratulate and recognize the APQC member organizations who have earned spots on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Being a great workplace can boost employee retention, workforce productivity, job applications, and financial returns. Learn what it takes to become a great workplace from the APQC resources below.

Will Advancements in Workforce Analytics Broaden Your Career Opportunities?

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Ever heard of predictive succession planning? How about predictive career pathing or pervasive workforce analytics? Find out what predictive workforce analytics advancements are on the horizon, in this third blog post based on my interview with Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp.

No Talent Shortages Here: The Real Challenges Facing Predictive Workforce Analytics

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At APQC, we get a lot of questions about whether or not there is a shortage of data scientist talent. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. for her perspective on this issue. Read her answer in this second blog post based on our interview. Greta’s answer surprised me and opened my eyes to a less talked about, but no less important, analytics talent shortage.