Back to Basics: Performance Management

Back to Basics: Performance Management

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) defines performance management as “the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organization effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals.” In short, performance management is simply the way an organization defines, monitors, and rewards the performance of employees and their contributions to the organization.

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Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

Terminating for Undocumented Poor Performance: What Are Your Options?

There are many situations in which an employer would like an employee to be relieved of their duties but the situations do not necessarily present a well-documented, policy-violated, fireable offense. These situations, if acted upon incorrectly, could make the organization vulnerable to a lawsuit. This is probably a situation that many HR professionals would like to avoid at any and all costs.

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Performance Improvement Plan Checklist

Performance Improvement Plan Checklist

The idea of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) can be a daunting one for both the employee being put on the plan as well as for the individual (in the majority of cases, the immediate supervisor) being asked to design and implement the plan. Often used as the last step in a progressive disciplinary process, for the employee, a PIP can feel like it’s just a long winded way to get rid of them.

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A Rejected Candidate Asks for Feedback: Should You Provide It?

A Rejected Candidate Asks for Feedback: Should You Provide It?

As an employer, it is your job to choose the top candidates for open positions within your organization. Part of this process is attracting the best possible applicant pool for the position. Although a favorable applicant pool could take some time to curate, you may find a way to expedite the process for the future in an unlikely place—your rejected candidates. Giving rejected candidates feedback (when they request it) after their interview process may be advantageous to your organization (and other organizations in their path) for multiple reasons.

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Is Your Organization Ready to Trade in Blazers for Sneakers?

Dress code policies are an age-old topic within the business world. Should you continue to require your employees to wear suits or buy into the casual jeans-and-t-shirt look all the Millennials are craving? This really all depends on who you are as an organization and what your culture is. For some organizations, it seems as if you have to choose between buttoned-up or laid-back but those aren’t the only options.

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