Educational Employee/Talent Management Articles

Become a Strategic Partner by Using the "Next Gen" of HR Information Systems
The new HR Information Systems are not designed simply for the HR team, but with employees, managers and business leaders in mind. Learn how to become a strategic partner by using these next generation HRIS solutions to hire the right people, identify and retain your highest-performing employees and manage them more effectively to significantly increase your business success.

Business Execution Excellence: Challenges and Solutions
You see it everywhere in the media right now — "Business execution leads to greater success". How can you create the foundation for business execution that moves your organization from"strategizing" to "executing"?

Changing the Game: 4 Ways to Unlock Your Employees' Performance Potential
A powerful transformation is underway: more successful small and mid-sized businesses are embracing strategic HR to drive higher performance, productivity and profits.

Employee Performance Evaluations — Why Do Them?
Learn why employee performance evaluations are a critical component in creating a productive and engaged workforce.

Executive Study: How Four Organizations Turned HR Into a Powerful Strategic Driver
Examples of how human resources departments are optimizing their people to maintain competitive advantage in manufacturing, health care, non-profit, and the public sector.

Getting the Most Out of Performance Appraisal Systems
Whether you have 10 employees or 10,000, using a performance appraisal system puts your employees on the track to increased productivity and keeps them there. Learn how to get the most out of a performance appraisal system to direct your employees’ efforts to be focused on what is necessary to make your company successful.

Goal Alignment — What’s in it for you?
Between multiple departments and hundreds, perhaps even thousands of employees, what is the simplest practice you can put in place to maximize your profitability?

How Online Performance Appraisals Can Make Your Life Easier
Get the most out of performance appraisals by linking performance to goals and streamlining the process utilizing online technology.

How Smart HCM Drives Financial Performance
Written by Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz, CEO Workforce Intelligence Institute and Erik Breggren, Director of SuccessFactors Research.

How to Conduct an Employee Appraisal Review Meeting
Find out how to make an employee appraisal review meeting productive and helpful, for all parties, with this list of tips and advice. 

How to Write an Employee Self-Assessment
Use these tips and guidelines to assist your employees write their dreaded self-assessments. Make sure their voice is heard and achievement recognized during review time.

Human Resources Software — So Much to Offer
These days, human resources software is more than simply an online repository of employee reviews — it’s much, much more. Human resources software has evolved into a centralized source of rich, up-to-date employee data that your business leaders can easily reference to make strategic talent decisions and improve overall business efficiency and performance. 

Joint Commission (JCAHO) Compliance Made Easier
Take the mystery and pain out of the Joint Commission accreditation process. This article will show you how to simplify the process as well as why it's so important to get it right.

Making a Performance Evaluation Meaningful for Everyone
Discover the secrets to making the performance evaluation process a more valuable experience for everyone involved.

Measuring and Addressing Competency Gaps
Measuring competency gaps within your organization and addressing them proactively allows you to focus on the areas you need most to impact your business performance, employee engagement and retention, and overall profitability.

Operationalizing Your Balanced Scorecard Methodology
The Balanced Scorecard is one of the most widely adopted strategic planning tools used by businesses today. Unfortunately, most companies fail to translate the resulting strategy into actual business results. But successful executives are now discovering automated technology solutions as a means of operationalizing their Balanced Scorecard methodology. This new breed of applications enables them to cascade strategy, link individual performance to strategy, and attain proactive visibility — thus achieving the competitive advantage of a workforce that consistently delivers on strategic objectives.

Performance Management — The Key to Outperforming Your Competition
Find out how great employee performance management leads directly to improved business performance and the competitive edge that will ensure the future success and stability of your company.

Performance Review Calibration — Building an Honest Appraisal
Learn how to use Performance Review Calibration to create more honest and objective appraisals throughout your organization.

Raising the Bar on Performance Management — Best Practices to Optimize Performance Reviews and Goal Management
Whitepaper sponsored by SuccessFactors and written by discusses the benefits of an effective performance management process, and ten best practices to get there.

Rewarding Your Talent — 20 Informal Ways to Reward and Retain Your Employees
Read this list of 20 suggestions to help you find little ways of letting your employees know you notice, and value, their contributions to the company.

Setting Goals Effectively is Critical to Your Success
All businesses share a primary goal: Success. Goal setting, aligning and tracking those goals through actions and results are critical to greater business execution…and, as a result, greater success.

Social Business Networks Tap Into a Powerful Knowledge-base for Collaboration
Your company has email, the Internet, an Intranet and team meetings. Do you really need a social business network to successfully communicate and execute on your corporate strategy? Absolutely.

The Incredible Power of Company-Wide Goal Alignment (SMB)
This eGuide will reveal how you can put the incredible power of goal alignment to work at your organization.

The New Horizon for Online Compensation Planning Tools
From the March/April 2007 issue of Benefits & Compensation Solutions™ Magazine. By Francis Chan Director of Product Management at SuccessFactors.

The Secret to Effective, No-Hassle Performance Reviews
This eGuide will serve as your roadmap for implementing an easier, more effective employee performance review process at your organization.


Tips on Writing Effective Employee Performance Appraisals
Learn the secrets of writing an effective employee appraisal and the goals and motivation behind the review process.

Use Employee Surveys to Increase Business Execution
An employee survey is an excellent tool to gain insights into whether your employees understand your corporate strategy and are able to execute it. A survey will help you look into employee engagement and highlighting the effectiveness of your organization at executing your business strategy.

Use Strategic Talent Management to Create a Higher-Performing Workforce
Learn how Strategic Talent Management can give you the edge to quickly align your workforce, execute your business strategy, and outperform your competition.

Using Employee Assessments to Increase Retention
Use your employee assessments to provide you with insights into your employees that you can leverage to gain greater job satisfaction and higher employee retention throughout your organization. 

Using Key Performance Indicators to Increase Productivity and Profitability
Find out why Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are crucial to the success of your company and how to select and track these critical business metrics.

Using Technology to Increase Your Business Productivity
Learn how to use business productivity software to improve overall productivity by bridging gaps in communication and aligning your workforce from top-to-bottom.

Using Workforce Analytics to Drive Strategic Business Decisions
Use workforce analytics to provide the critical information necessary to make impactful decisions that drive greater business success. 

What Should be Included in Employee Evaluation Programs?
The employee evaluation program is a very important piece in the performance management sphere. Find out what needs to be included in your employee evaluation program in order to create stronger potential for long-term business success.

What to Look for in a Recruiting Software Package
Learn the most important questions to ask when evaluating a recruiting software solution.

Why is a Career Assessment Important?
Learn how to set the stage for a long-term productive partnership between an employer and employee using career assessments.