Natalie Trudel

About the Author

Natalie Trudel is the lead author for the emPerform Employee Performance Management Blog whose posts offer practical advice and resources on performance management, workforce management, and HR. Natalie is also the marketing manager for CRG emPerform, which offers employee performance management software for organizations looking for automated and ongoing talent management. Email her here.  Twitter: @emPerform

When Good Goals Go Bad

Setting expectations for employees is the most critical step in any performance management process. A great article by Leigh Anthony describes how this fundamental step provides focus, increases motivation, helps employees to prioritize their responsibilities and offers measurability. Overall, it sets the stage. Without goals, employees are flying blind, causing a loss in…

What Candy Crush Taught Me About Being a Good Manager

Business lessons can sneak up in the oddest of places. Even viral online games can give us insight into important organizational processes. I’m not afraid to admit it; I’ve been playing Candy Crush Saga off and on for a few months. For those unfamiliar, it is a highly addictive game where you work…