The 5 top feedback skills for great performance management

| January 21, 2020

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Great performance management requires managers to create an environment in which employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. Being able to do that will depend heavily on whether you’ve mastered these five essential performance management skills. Good communication is achieved more through a manager’s ability to listen than on his or her speaking skills. When leaders listen well, they absorb issues, understand feelings, foresee potential problems and solutions, and eventually communicate the right decisions in the right tone.

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Formed in 1974 by professionals from Dallas/Fort Worth TX and surrounding cities (Mid-Cities), a local forum was organized in an effort to enhance the local community, educate and develop members, and advance the Human Resources profession. To promote a greater understanding of the Human Resource function, members enjoy networking, community involvement, leadership roles, and participation in seminars, expos, and workshops featuring expert speakers on key HR-related topics.

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Successful onboarding is the key to getting new employees off to the right start. Get it right and your investment in talent pays off. Get it wrong and you risk losing people you just hired. An LXP can enhance the onboarding experience of new employees, but you need to make sure you use it effectively. Studies show how good onboarding can make the difference between new hires staying and not. But often onboarding is simply ineffectual—no more than a box-ticking exercise. But badly handled it can make a new employee feel isolated.

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How to Develop a Company Culture when Remote Working

Article | August 12, 2020

In the past, managers and leadership teams may have been reluctant to allow so many of their employees to work from home on an almost permanent basis. However, with Covid-19 we’ve had little choice in the matter. And, you know what? Employees adapted, productivity didn’t fall off a cliff and customers haven't been let down. Now, more of us are seeing the positive outcomes that this style of working has had on our work/life balance, and we may not want to go back to commuting into the office every workday. But what does this mean from a workplace culture perspective?

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – AND EVEN MORE DURING THE PANDEMIC: CHUNKERS

Article | August 6, 2020

Over the past two years, when I’ve asked business, digital and IT executives what critical skill or talent they most sorely lack, I’ve gotten an unexpected response: It’s what several called “chunkers.” Not only has the pandemic increased the need for chunkers; it also requires a different set of perspectives and skills from these individuals, according to several executives.

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Big five blockers to data science progress in HR

Article | April 15, 2021

There are some powerful use cases for data science in HR, whether that’s chatbots delivering real-time answers to important analytical questions, or the huge cost savings that can come from reducing employee churn. So why isn’t everyone doing all this already? Here, I’d like to explain five of the most common blockers to making data-driven HR decisions, and the questions you need to ask if you want to make your journey into data science successful. Blocker 1: Case studies If you’re looking to start transforming HR with data science, there isn’t going to be a lot of case-study evidence to point to. Some companies want others to test the water before they jump in, but that isn’t going to happen here. Although large firms are making big investments here, the work is valuable intellectual property, which means the chances of details being shared are slim. Ask yourself: Will I lead the way? The only way to keep up in this evolving field is to have the self-confidence to be a pioneer. If you wait for five years, there still won’t be a lot of case studies. The benefits of Machine Learning (ML) in HR will be proven time and again, but many of the companies that lead the way in this still won’t have published the secrets to their success.

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Mid-Cities Human Resource Association

Formed in 1974 by professionals from Dallas/Fort Worth TX and surrounding cities (Mid-Cities), a local forum was organized in an effort to enhance the local community, educate and develop members, and advance the Human Resources profession. To promote a greater understanding of the Human Resource function, members enjoy networking, community involvement, leadership roles, and participation in seminars, expos, and workshops featuring expert speakers on key HR-related topics.

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