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Developing High Potential Employees

What makes an employee high potential? Educational background? Technical expertise? Top productivity? The answer is one that continues to elude many managers and organizations, leading to constant turnover, high training costs, and poor performance. Defining “high potential” then, may well be the first step toward developing the employees most likely to succeed within your organization.…

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Retaining Talented Employees via an Integrated Competency Framework

Retaining Talented Employees via an Integrated Competency Framework Employee retention is one of the largest problems facing companies today. Every organization has its own way of handling the issue, from competitive compensation packages and flexible schedules to interior promotions and regular evaluations. Goals like improved retention, however, are always easiest to meet once they are…

Two Things You Don’t Know about 360-Degree Feedback and Should

Multi-source, or 360-degree, reviews are quickly becoming one of the most frequently utilized forms of assessments in companies. It’s surprising then that so few businesses truly understand the two most important things about them. 1) Despite the manner in which many companies use it, individual improvement is not the primary advantage of 360-degree feedback. While…

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360 Reviews: Four Reasons They Fail

What’s more useful: A performance review in which one or two supervisors tell an employee how she has performed over the course of the evaluation period in the areas the supervisors were likely to notice. A multi-source review in which an employee evaluates his own performance and is given feedback from everyone he works with and…