All Blog Posts Tagged 'performance' (29)

3 Keys to Setting Performance Standards for New Hires

Orientation, onboarding, and the first day on the job… the cultural immersion and familiarization with the company and position are important, but what about the performance…


Added by Chris Arringdale on August 27, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

7 Tips for the Best Performance Appraisal Ever

Performance reviews aren’t always an easily mastered task. Even though they take a little bit of practice, managers can take some preemptive steps to make sure…


Added by Chris Arringdale on August 20, 2015 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Big Biller: Valuable enough for a slice of your equity pie?

Last year I was coaching a newly acquired client of mine. As the sole owner of a small but very successful agency, she was working with me on various strategies to capitalise on her recent growth. 

She has a team of six relatively successful consultants. Three of those have been employed long term with her.…


Added by Ross Clennett on June 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Competence drives confidence

When have you been most confident at work, in any job? 

I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job. 

I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…


Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

The Suckiness of Phone Time Reports

Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.

Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a…


Added by Doug Douglas on April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Return on [Talent] Investment

A recovery from the deep U.S. economic recession has reopened the wound of the talent shortage.  Companies are seeing the repercussions of having not managed talent and rewards effectively in the downturn and now their high performers are looking for better opportunities at companies that not only have a successful brand and business model, but also have a modern talent strategy that supports them as a professional and across teams and the broader enterprise.


Added by David Perel on May 22, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Are your core desires met - and are you meeting those of your clients?

At a recent CSP (California Staffing Professionals) event, I had the pleasure of listening to Matt Payne, a long time disciple of Brian Tracy and now trainer in his own firm as he discussed the use of neuro-linguistics to program our thoughts into actions.   I remember learning about Maslov's Hierarchy of needs in college. Matt put it a little differently.  He posited that we basically have 6 core unconscious desires. (Not to be confused with obvious needs such as food, shelter and parental…


Added by Shannon Erdell on May 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Superstitions: More Than Good Luck, They Improve Performance

Image courtesy billaday

Whether you admit it publicly or not, you probably have superstitions - most people swear by them. They’re those little superstitious behaviors people do for luck, like: knock on wood, cross fingers, tap two feet before boarding a plane, or wear that certain pair of underwear before an important meeting. Professional athletes like golf legend Tiger Woods, hockey player Patrick Roy, and basketball champion…


Added by SkillStorm on April 19, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Does cultural alignment equal increased organisational performance?

At this point you may be wondering what a highly creative “1 + 1 = 3” advertising campaign for Schweppes has anything to do with the title of this piece. Most likely, your eyes were drawn to the image and then your brain tried to make some sort of semantic connection between these two disparate elements. *PLEASE DO NOT STOP READING* I realise that I may have lost some of you, but in this article I will attempt to explain how this mathematical improbability is a…


Added by Salih Mujcic on March 14, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

What Does Lin-Sanity Have to Do With Recruiting?

For those of us that are basketball fans we are experiencing something great in Lin-Sanity Jeremy Lin Story.  What a story… Lin goes from sleeping on the couch not knowing where he will be sent next, to starting 5 games and hitting a shot in the final seconds.  We are seeing something very special.  They say in…


Added by Jenn Francine on February 15, 2012 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Klout is the Future of Performance Management

Hate them or love them Klout is here to stay. While we may all question Klout’s scoring algorithms, we can probably all agree on the value of the outcome; identifying people with the ability to persuade via social media.

So why not develop and reward employees based on a…


Added by Francois Guay on November 9, 2011 at 10:14am — 35 Comments

Talent, Passion and Ambition – The Keys to Performance Management

Getting the most out of your people will give you the edge in pulling out of the recession.  Most leaders agree that people are their company’s #1 asset.  Yet, HR leaders struggle to find the best metrics by which to achieve solid performance management.  Talent acquisition is usually done based on candidate competencies. …


Added by Mark Bregman on August 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments


by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software


My Pay It Forward post was spurred by reading an article on putting an employee’s future potential ahead of a company’s immediate gain. Perhaps the reason for the impact that article made was the recognition that, due to the effects of this…


Added by Michael Brandt on February 16, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Pay For Performance is here to stay for recruiting!

Pay for Performance is something everyone always strives to achieve.  Whether it’s buying a new car, being Theo Epstein (the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox) or placing an advertisement for your company, you are always seeking ultimate value you are receiving from the resources that you dedicate to a specific commodity.  The more value for each dollar you can earn, the better.  This is especially true in this economy when you are looking to recruit top talent to your…


Added by Chris Brablc on February 15, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments


by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software


In December, came out with their Top 11 HR & Recruitment Blogs for 2011.  Having some spare time to take a look at a few of their top picks, I came to one that had many interesting posts, however one in particular intrigued me. …


Added by Michael Brandt on February 9, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Past Performance is Relative

A week into my social job hunt and I’m having some interesting conversations.

The online community has been awesome, giving me some great exposure and alerting me to opportunities. So far the lack of a physical CV has not hindered me, but I accept that it is early days. I won’t write too much about what is happening so far, except to say that my new style blog has attracted many views and some interest. The ‘Watch Me Being Interviewed’ page has been particularly useful for anyone…


Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 18, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Creating a Candidate Referral Engine

I recently finished reading John Jantsch’s best seller The Referral Engine –

Teaching Your Business to Market Itself
. As you may know from reading my blog postings, I am an…


Added by Nick Tubach on September 29, 2010 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

Are You A Top Performing Recruiter?

Here is a list of five habits that I have witnessed in Top Performing Recruiters:

1. Top Recruiters spend more time asking questions and listening than they do talking.

2. Top Recruiters probe deeper for more information, rather than jumping to conclusions.

3. Top Recruiters know how to sell by turning their candidates into solutions that will solve their hiring managers’ problems.

4. Top Recruiters have positive attitudes, care about people, and… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on September 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Performance vs. Competency - A Better Interview

Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing. We are advocates for doing the work during the interview to find the candidate’s precise skills in context (in directly comparable situations) that align with the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 30, 2010 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

Top Lies Told By Candidates

Whenever people talk about candidate lying, the usual topics come up: Exaggerating dates of employment, falsifying education, inflating salary or title, hiding a criminal record, and hiding a drug habit. Most of these can be easily caught by a decent background check. You can ask for a W-2 to verify compensation. Simple diligence can prevent a person who is lying about…


Added by Mark Bregman on April 12, 2010 at 4:46pm — 9 Comments

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