High Performance Culture

What Do You Do After Ending Performance Ratings?

Note: This is the first of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. The second article on bonus and comp distribution will post Tuesday. The third discusses calibration formulas. ———— Many early-adopter organizations who jumped aboard the train to abolish employee performance ratings are finding themselves on a…

On the Four Stages of Workforce Analytics, Where Are You?

When it comes to your HR projects list this year, put workforce analytics first. The talent management industry has been discussing workforce analytics for years, but 2016 witnessed some of the biggest leaps toward true big data capabilities. Organizations are moving from the simplest stages of workforce data analysis—”descriptive and diagnostic” analytics —…

This Company Lives Its Culture

The articles and expertise found here on TLNT, on Culture University and Constructive Culture provide a fantastic foundation for a leader to learn how a purposeful, positive, productive culture operates. From making values as important as results to creating an organizational constitution to evaluating climate and relationships — that critical information is readily available. The…

A 5-Hour Day Works For This Company, Can It Work For You?

The American workforce has become lazy. I estimate, conservatively, that knowledge workers are four times as efficient as they were 20 years ago. That’s why I moved my company to a five-hour workday about a year-and-a-half ago. We work 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with no lunch; then, we leave. For a beach…

7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Best People

Have you ever lost a great employee to another employer? Hurts, doesn’t it? And while that person probably told you they were leaving for more money, that’s rarely the case. More often the real reasons have to do with relationships, opportunities, and respect. Here, then, are a few, simple steps you can take…

What It Takes to Change An Organization’s Culture

Note: This is part two of an interview conducted by Tim Kuppler with organization culture pioneer Larry Senn. Part one published yesterday. You can find it here. One of the greatest business challenges is effectively changing a workplace culture. It’s one that Larry Senn has been taking on for nearly four decades. In…

12 Insights About Culture Change From a Workplace Culture Pioneer

Note: Today, TLNT features the first part of an interview with Larry Senn, one of the pioneers in the field of organizational culture and culture change. His USC doctoral dissertation, “Organizational Character as a Tool in the Analysis of Business Organizations,” was the first field study of corporate culture in America. Part two…

The Future Is 4 Years Away. Is Your HR Team Ready?

When the international law firm, Eversheds, working with the Winwark research group, launched the HR 2020 project, its objective was “to study the future of the HR function, bringing clarity and strategic vision to build a roadmap for senior HR figures to give the function a greater voice in the boardroom.” Surveying 56…

Are You Filling Jobs Or Consciously Hiring?

Many companies — from multinational mega-corporations to neighborhood markets — are still using outdated hiring techniques. Clinging to the ways of the past when constructing a workforce leads to high turnover, stagnant engagement from staff, and quarterly reports in the red. In some cases, it is as if they are staffed by a…

Three Performance Tactics to Help Your Company Grow

Today one of the key challenges most companies face is being able to scale rapidly while still keeping their innovative startup edge. Startups have few decision-makers,  making it easier to take the risks needed to remain as innovative as possible. As these companies start to grow, they often experience a downturn in innovation…

Europe’s HR Leaders Worry Too About Becoming Business Partners

The days when the basic function of an HR professional focused purely on core HR matters of recruitment and payroll are long gone. “It was a simpler time,” current HR managers might sigh. But times have indeed changed. Today HR professionals are often working for international organizations, with technology instantly connecting them with…

Work is Work, So Stop With the Fiction

There’s no greater disservice to employees than trying to sell them a piece of fiction about the nature of their relationship with their employer. Fact is, success at most organizations requires hard work done to demanding standards. We in HR have to be careful that our efforts to attract and retain great employees…

The Secret to Implementing a Performance Management Program

It is time for all good consultants and vendors everywhere to jump on the performance management bandwagon. Accenture led the cause by retooling their performance management system, and the business media grabbed the topic and ran with it.  Now, everywhere I look there are articles, journals and webinars that promise to revive and…