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Managing Performance in the New World of Work

Posted by Mathew French on 10 November 2020

2020 is the year in which the way we work was completely transformed. According to Brandon Hall Group research, over 80% of organisations will use flexible scheduling and remote work going forward based on the impact of changes to the way we worked throughout this year. To make this transition productive for both employees and employers, Leaders and Managers must encourage (and ultimately cultivate) high performance, while at the same time fostering their employees’ well-being and guarding against burnout and talent attrition. In this week's HR Blog we explore the importance of managing performance in the new world of work.

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Topics: performance management, Managing performance, Culture of change, Gallup, Work from home, Remote work, Sloan Review


Top 3 Tools For HR Managers In An Organisational Restructure

Posted by Mathew French on 25 August 2020

Having the right people, to do the right things, at the right time, has never been more important (or more challenging). Even under normal circumstances finding the right balance requires careful planning and execution, but what happens when the future is so uncertain that by the time you put one set of changes in place, you need to change things again? The speed and agility with which your business navigates any organisational restructure now, will have a direct impact on your ability to survive and thrive going forward. Which tools does your organisation need to ensure that your business is agile enough to restructure effectively (no matter how many times you have to do so)? In this week's HR Blog we explore how you can find efficiencies through HR automation to make every structural change within your organisation a success.

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Topics: Workforce Management, performance management, organisational restructure, hr software, Managing performance, Cloud HR Software, Remuneration modelling, HR software configuration


Essential Strategies For Implementing Consistent, Regular Performance Feedback

Posted by Mathew French on 17 December 2019

As we've already discussed in the previous Blogs in this performance management series, transforming the performance management culture in any organisation can be a challenging undertaking. Especially if your performance management, appraisal and development systems do not support the overall business strategy of the business. You need to implement strategies and leverage HR technology to create business growth based on what your business wants to be, how it wants to be known and how work gets done. Brandon Hall Group's 2018 Research Report 'Effective Performance Management' outlines 5 essential strategies for transforming your culture through the integration of a regular and consistent performance management process, an ongoing development framework coupled with the power of Performance Management technology to facilitate these processes. In reviewing and analysing the research data gathered to produce the report, five key strategies emerged as the essential ingredients every organisation needs to develop and evolve a performance management framework that generates long-term business growth.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management


From Performance Management to Performance Development

Posted by Mathew French on 3 December 2019

Most companies do not require managers to provide regular, ongoing performance coaching or feedback for their direct reports as part of their own objectives, goals or performance assessment. Instead, managers’ operational responsibilities (including budgeting, strategic planning and administrative requirements), make it difficult to prioritise human to human contact with the employees they manage. To succeed in today's business environment however, one of the few things you can be sure of is that THIS MUST CHANGE if organisations want to survive (let alone grow). If leaders want to begin re-engineering their performance management frameworks, managers must be given the resources, systems (that is Performance Management Software) and training they need to meet the new requirements for employee development and improved performance. Let's continue our exploration of why performance management still matters.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management


Why Performance Management Still Matters

Posted by Mathew French on 19 November 2019

Apparently, many organisations still rely solely on an annual performance review. However, Gallup's 2018 report 'Re-Engineering Performance Management' makes it clear that workers are asking for something different. They want a coach, not a boss. They want clear expectations, accountability, a rich purpose, and most importantly, they want ongoing feedback and coaching. Because the future of work is being shaped by extraordinary changes in technology, globalisation and overwhelming information flow, how we work must also be reimagined. The process of managing performance in the workplace needs to inform, engage and inspire. The means for achieving this, according to Gallup (and many others) requires 're-engineering.' Because performance management is such a big topic, we'll explore what the future of managing performance might look like over the next few weeks and discuss how to implement such change in your organisation. First, let's look at why managing performance really does STILL matter.

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Topics: performance management, Performance Management Software, Coaching for Performance, Managing performance, Performance development, Continuous performance management, Performance appraisal


How Online Learning Can Enhance Training and Development Processes

Posted by Sophia Wichtowska, GO1 on 29 October 2019

Efficient training and development systems are crucial throughout an employee’s life-cycle. From onboarding to preparing for a new role, to ongoing performance management, HR teams need to have access to high-quality learning content to both retain and upskill staff.

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Topics: performance management, Employee Retention, Employee onboarding, eLearning, Online learning, Training and development


How To Automate Intelligently During Your Digital Transformation

Posted by Mathew French on 8 October 2019

As we've illustrated in the previous blogs in the this series on whether to automate or not to automate, automation of the right tasks and processes in the employee lifecycle is critical to business success. is now a key pillar of the future of work and implementing a human-automation collaboration is essential to any digital transformation program. But what process and functions should you automate first? And how do you make sure that it is roles as opposed to people, that are made redundant? EY has done considerable research in this regard and this blog explores how their best practice advice on how to automate intelligently.

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Topics: performance management, HR automation, Performance Management Software, Employee Onboarding Software, Digital transformation, Digital transformation of HR, Automation, Employee onboarding


How Automation Will Redefine The Organisation, Leadership and Workers

Posted by Mathew French on 24 September 2019

Automation will certainly change human resources as we know it, but the impact will reach far beyond the HR department to encompass the entire employee lifecycle. Organisations that manage such transformation successfully will be those in which leaders and HR professionals recognise what tasks machines can do significantly better than humans and automate only those tasks. Focusing human effort on activities that humans do best will result in a happier, more engaged and more productive workforce overall. Designing such an organisation requires a much longer-term people strategy (one that goes beyond the usual succession planning), coupled with transparent dialogue with the existing workforce about the benefits of automation on what it means for them. This Blog in the HR automation series explores the broader implications that automation will have on leadership, employees and the entity of the organisation itself.

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Topics: performance management, HR automation, Performance Management Software, Employee Onboarding Software, The future of work, Automation, McKinsey, Redesigning work, Employee onboarding


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