Success is the bottom line, but before the first call, experts say look at a candidate's appearance and pay attention to your initial reaction. Once they're on the team, train, train and train some more.Read More
What is the best starting point when conducting job analyses? We have a number of jobs to examine in our 1,000-employee organization, and don't want to spin our wheels. Is there a top five do's and don'ts list or something similar to help us plan?
Some jobs require certification, though other companies say they want nothing to do with an HR practitioner with an acronym after their name. HR Certification Institute officials say that while certification has long been preferred, it is now a requirement for some jobs, thus fueling demand for the credentials.Read More
The philosophy of corporate culture as a source of competitive advantage—along with a defined mission and adherence to values—has existed for several decades. Yet many companies have struggled to implement these concepts and create mission statements or value propositions to just hang on a wall.Read More
We are seeking a way to evaluate individual managers for effectiveness at our company of fewer than 200 employees. Generally, 360 reviews are not recommended for companies of our size. What other tools could we use?
—Doing a 360, human resources manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Chestnut Hill, MassachusettsRead More
We run a series of parking garages in urban areas across the United States. Recently our company promoted a handful of employees to supervisor positions. Now we are seeking ways to give them the necessary training to ease their transition. What are suggestions on training programs and/or training strategies?Read More
I hear a lot about managers being promoted without sufficient training. The theory is that people are pushed into management without first having the required skill sets. Anecdotally this might be true, but are there any empirical data that prove this approach is leading to a generation of underequipped managers?
—Skeptical in Services, Charlotte, North CarolinaRead More
Event Calendar July—September, 2009Read More
April 16-17, 2008
Hilton New YorkRead More
Topgrading runs on a set of fairly straightforward rules.Read More