The Weekly HRExaminer v1.33

On September 17, 2010, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jay Cross, Weekly, by John Sumser

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charting-course-hrexaminer-smallCharting The Course I – Feature
When focused on the performance of the business, HR can become a competitive weapon. When focused on the efficiency of internal process, HR is a boat anchor. This week we feature four posts that get right to the heart of Performance Management. Read More

In The Know v1.33 Performance Management
Tperformance-hrexaminer-smallhe very best thing you can say about Performance Management tools and systems is that they make a serious effort to have organizational progress come from the top. The focus is on organizational alignment rather than the perpetuation of internally focused initiatives. It is a solid step in the direction of building an HR function that is the heart of organizational alignment. Read more and check out all the links in this week’s In The Know. Read More

Goal Setting II
goal-setting-hrexaminer-smallLike the law, most performance management implementations are really about the assignment of blame. The CEO can trace, down to the lowest level of the organization, just exactly who is responsible for the fact that he didn’t make his bonus. The same thing is true for each descending level of the organization. It almost always feels like that. The navagation of goals is a game of blame dodgeball. Read More

the metrics cycle, editorial advisory board member jay crossThe Metrics Cycle | Editorial Advisory Board Contributor Jay Cross
“There’s no cookie-cutter formula for applying metrics, but there is an underlying process. Generally, you’ll follow these five steps to identify, agree upon, assess, and use metrics. This is not rocket science. It’s the same process you already use to accomplish a lot of things in life.” Editorial Advisory Board member Jay Cross discusses each step in The Metrics Cycle. Read More

Simplicity
A funny thing happened on the way to the economic uptick. Knowing that revenue was contracting, HR Tech Vendors quickly closed down marketing, simplicity-hrexaminer-smallsales and customer support. No sales means you don’t need sales people. No market means you don’t need marketing. They almost uniformly moved to protect the technical heart of the business by building out their platforms. The net result is a bunch of companies who have been developing new features and functions in their offerings and they’re starting to hit the market. Read More


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