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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie said, “Clark,… Get the Rest

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When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

It's May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you're an HR

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Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout

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WEBINAR: The Difference Between Performance and Potential: A 9-Box Primer for Smart HR Pros

If you're like everyone else in the free world, March brings a little bit of a grind.  The hope and promise of the new year has settled into

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The Holy Grail Of Performance Management? I Think It’s Performance vs. Potential

The chart pictured above is called the Performance vs. Potential Grid.  I think it’s the Holy Grail of Performance Management. I know---Holy Grail is a strong word, but I think it fits when

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Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

I couldn't sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling

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Five Common Employees… As Shown by the Oscars

Another year of entertainment has come and gone.  The awards season is officially over with the completion of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. If you are anything like me---as

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Six Ways To Make Your Recruiting/Talent Metrics More Strategic – And Make Managers Own Their New Hires

Let's face it---the recruiting metrics you use at your company are either non-existent or stale.  Sure, you tried to roll out the basics---time to hire, cost per hire---but

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Trivia Crack for the Enterprise

According to reports, the mobile game Trivia Crack is currently the most downloaded app in the world. Since its debut, this app has racked up more than 125

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Game On

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the