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Chicago Teachers Strike Could Offer a Lesson on Performance Evaluations

September 13, 2012
Performance evaluation “is a nationwide issue—and it's an issue that is not going away,” said Norm Solomon, a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut. “I don't think anybody should be surprised that this issue is coming to the fore. The key thing to any evaluation system, particularly in a collective bargaining situation, is to have some buy-in by the union, a sense that this is fair."
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What Is the Connection Between Self-Assessments and Employee Reviews?

April 18, 2012
We are creating employee self-assessments and employee review documents. Should the self-assessment mirror the employee review in the questions being asked? Some folks here believe the questions ought to be identical. —Expertise, Please, accounting/human resources manager, Auburn Hills, Michigan
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Companies Pushing Workers Over the Limit

December 16, 2011
Like Charlie Chaplin's character in the comedy Modern Times about an assembly-line worker who loses it after tightening one bolt too many, HR consultant Art Quinn says that when employees are pushed to their limits, the workplace can be a dehumanizing place.
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