A Note From Rene’
Hopefully by now, most of you know how important employee development is. In my opinion, it is an essential component of retaining your team, growing innovation and enhancing your customer experience. The articles below talk about how to incorporate training into your team’s everyday workflow AND how to provide feedback and training/professional development plans in performance reviews. Reinforcing to your team that you’re willing to invest in them is priceless!
If you would like to discuss any element of these articles in more detail, please let me know.
I hope you’re enjoying a great summer.
How to Conduct a Great Performance Review
Dissatisfaction with performance appraisals is pervasive. They are seen as time-consuming, demotivating, inaccurate, biased, and unfair. A McKinsey survey indicates most CEOs don’t find the appraisal process in their companies helps to identify top performers, while over half of employees think their managers don’t get the performance review right. A Gallup study is more negative: Just one in five employees agreed that their company’s performance practices motivated them.
These attitudes create a self-reinforcing dynamic. Managers do cursory reviews that are really up or down compensation announcements, not feedback. Read More…
Build Learning into Your Employees’ Workflow
Learning and Development (L&D) programs are critical for the success of any organization. These programs both ensure that employees have the skills and capabilities necessary to do their jobs well and demonstrate to those employees that their employers believe they are worth investing in — ultimately boosting company culture and fostering greater commitment to the organization.
Unfortunately, many organizations struggle to demonstrate a return on their L&D investments. Read More…