Employee Engagement

Why Compensation Doesn’t Drive Motivation

Everyone can use more money. No matter how happy and engaged your employees are at work, they won’t turn down a raise or a perk. But will the incentive of a higher salary or compensation bonus improve their work performance? Well, that’s another story. More than 70 percent of today’s workforce are knowledge-based employees, meaning...
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Performance Management

Why HR Is Obsessed With Employee Performance Check-Ins

Adobe’s evolved performance management program is aptly named the Check-in. Think about the feelings the name evokes, especially compared to its predecessor, the performance review. The check-in is lightweight, friendly and informal. A performance review is evaluative and impersonal — going directly against the concept of psychological safety needed to hear feedback. The following video...
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Performance Management

Top 9 TED Talks on Human Resources

“Workplace culture” is a buzzword frequently thrown around as an indicator of company success, yet remains an elusive concept. What distinguishes a great workplace from mediocrity? How do we retain and cultivate talent? Some of the keys to culture include fostering motivation, offering non-financial rewards and building feedback and recognition as a workplace norm. It’s...
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OKRs & Goals

Introduction to S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Goals are a simple way to ensure individuals are aligned with the company’s objectives. More crucially, clear goals are shown to motivate employees. Engaged employees drive customer satisfaction and stay longer at the company, driving long-term success. The SMART goal framework first emerged in the 1980s. The criteria help managers and employees align on goals...
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