Key trend in Performance Management: Focus and collaborative evaluation

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Sep 8, 2016

The gradual shift towards a more connected, collaborative workforce - and with it the need for key capabilities of social awareness, agility and flexibility - has resulted in Performance Management having a much broader focus. No longer purely concerned with individual tasks, and measuring output and quality, it now involves assessing the effectiveness of employees in the broader work environment. 

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Key trend in Performance Management: On-going coaching and feedback

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Regular coaching and feedback is now an essential element of an effective performance culture; if organisations fail at creating an environment based on trust, accountability, feedback and strong personal relationships, then new Performance Management processes will not have any significant impact on the improvement of performance.
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Key trend in Performance Management: agile and transparant goal setting

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Jun 9, 2016

To stay competitive, organisations need to adapt and respond quickly to changing business needs, and to optimise new opportunities. This high level of volatility within the commercial marketplace has resulted in the traditional inflexible yearly goal setting cycle becoming increasingly ineffective.

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Key trend in Performance Management: performance culture as a foundation

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, May 12, 2016

There is an increasing awareness amongst organisations participating in the Top Employers certification programmes, that having a sophisticated Performance Management process in place is not enough on its own to help realise best-in-class results. For high performance to become sustainable the Performance Management process needs to be embedded in a ‘High-Performance Culture’. This idea is widely adopted by the participating companies as already 95% of them (and even 100% of the Top Performers) include a description of their desired Performance Management culture when defining their Performance Management process.

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Involving employees is key to performance management

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Thu, May 21, 2015

Companies are increasingly involving employees in their performance management processes. The study on this subject conducted by the Top Employers Institute, which included 600 organisations from 99 countries, confirms this fact that we had already observed in the 63 certified companies in Spain.

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4 ways to make your Performance Management more successful

Posted by Eleanor Nickerson on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Performance Management is Evolving.... Performance management is a mature HR practice, with sophisticated and well-embedded processes, but the time is ripe for change. The traditional annual or half yearly performance review no longer seems fit for purpose.

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6 HR commitments every Top Employer makes in 2015

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

After comprehensive analysis of the 63 enterprises certified as Top Employer Spain 2015 and nearly 1,000 enterprises worldwide, we detected a number of HR trends and innovations that will set the performance of Human Resources departments locally as well as globally during this year.
With our new Top Employers Best Practices Survey that is developed by 50 experts worldwide and adapted to the realities of each country, we have evaluated nearly 600 best practices in nine different fields.The Certification Programme l is only for enterprises with the highest standards of Human Resources, which has also allowed us to capture the main trends in HR management.
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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, On-boarding

Global Certification for Top Employers with international HR strategy

Posted by David Plink on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute certifies excellence in the conditions that companies create for their people. The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions. The first Global Certifications will be announced during the Global Certification Dinner on March 5, at the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy, On-boarding

What HR managers in Spain can reveal about their best practices in HR

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Madrid, 20 October 2014 - Human Resource Directors from more than 40 companies discussed their practices in leadership, learning, performance, succession and careers at the HR Summit organised by Top Employers at Campus Repsol in Madrid. During four simultaneous interactive workshops on Friday 17 October, these company leaders put emphasis on the need to move toward a culture of learning, leading by simply managing the complex, and making the employee the protagonist of his own career.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management

It's time for the HR leaders to stand up

Posted by Magdalena Kusik on Wed, May 28, 2014

Testing times like these are providing HR professionals with probably their greatest challenge. Engagement of employees is pressured, when it is needed more than ever. A great opportunity for the HR leader to stand up and really make a difference.

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Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I learn

Posted by Victoria Alcober on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

There are few things in life as rewarding as seeing your offspring grow, develop, and become little knowledgeable people. As a mother, I know that it is not only a necessity, but also a point of pride, even an obsession at times. As a company, an organization that not only cares for the professional development of its people, but also for their personal growth within the corporate culture will have all the tools they need, like children who have just begun to walk. With the proper support, well-managed business professionals have the capacity to "change" the world, just like children.

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Businesses gamble on inside talent

Posted by Salvador Ibanez on Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Is it more effective to recruit superstars from outside or to recruit among your own? Businesses confront the same dilemma that athletic clubs do when trying to look for new talent in key positions.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy