Performance Management/Engagement

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Condensing the Workday
An entrepreneur and author talks about how he enabled his employees to "hack" their workday to find better, faster, smarter and easier ways to get things done.
A Talk Before They Walk
Recent research finds more than half of organizations are conducting "stay interviews" or planning to do so in the near future. How do these chats differ from exit interviews, when should they take place and what should they entail?
The Performance-Management Divide
A new global survey of 2,100 leaders and employees highlights the continued disparity between the number of organizations that want to move past traditional performance management and those that actually make the leap.
Reaching Record Levels
A trio of new surveys finds workers are more engaged than ever before, which some see as a sign that HR is getting better at embedding engagement principles into its overall strategy and strategic initiatives.
Alternative Approaches
While competitive base pay may play an important role in recruiting candidates, a new survey shows more companies are planning to boost their reliance on alternative rewards to bolster their offers.
Building an HR Analytics Team
As companies work to assemble in-house HR analytics teams that deliver actionable results, experts say having the right blend of data scientists with clearly defined roles is essential.
Does Gamification Work?
The world's experts on gamification will tell you that everything about this fledgling field -- even the very definition (loosely, the application of game elements to non-game situations) -- is still up for grabs. And what succeeds at one company won't necessarily succeed at another.
The Ramifications of Stacked Rankings
A new lawsuit claims that Yahoo's performance review system violates California and federal laws. What lessons can other employers and HR leaders learn from this case?
Fostering Feedback
Organizations need candid feedback, yet it's often not supplied as frequently as needed to make solid business decisions. Two experts discuss ways companies can improve their employee-feedback programs.
A Top-10 List for 2016 Say-on-Pay Preparation
As say-on-pay enters its sixth year as a mandatory ballot item on U.S. company proxy statements, there are fewer failed votes, but the challenges continue. Here are 10 points to consider before the next round of voting begins.
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Talent Management Column

A "fundamental attribution error" often leads HR leaders to assume that poor performers are just bad apples, because it is difficult to consider that circumstances might be contributing to their subpar performances.