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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix The Problem By Ignoring It

11-Aug-2014 | Steven Hunt

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.” To meet this goal, a

The Problem With Reward Structures That Discourage Collaboration

16-Jul-2014 | Steven Hunt

Second of two parts. Did you miss Part 1? See How Short-Term Financial Decisions Can Destroy Workforce Productivity. One of the classic articles about workforce managements is entitled, On the fol

How Short-Term Financial Decisions Can Destroy Workforce Productivity

14-Jul-2014 | Steven Hunt

People often complain that HR is the source of many bad management practices. The finger typically points at HR leadership when a company has lousy hiring methods or does a poor job engaging and deve

The Performance Management Dance: Moving From Administration To Execution

18-Jun-2014 | Steven Hunt

Performance management is like dancing: most people do it occasionally, few people do it well, and very few people use it to drive financial revenue.  But unlike dancing, it is actually relatively ea

The Performance Management Dance: Moving From Administration To Execution

30-May-2014 | Steven Hunt

Performance management is like dancing: most people do it occasionally, few people do it well, and very few people use it to drive financial revenue. But unlike dancing, it is actually relatively easy

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Are Millennial Employees Truly Different Or Just Younger?

27-Mar-2014 | Steven Hunt

A lot of people sell books and give presentations that suggest that Millennial employees, those born between 1976 and 1996 (Millennials, or Gen Y) are significantly different from employees born betwe

Start With Respect, Then Continue Engagement With Friendship And Love

19-Feb-2014 | Steven Hunt

by Dr. Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors This is the second post in a two-part blog series on employee engagement. Click here to read Part 1: Building employee engag

The Big Switch: Moving From Administrative To Operational Goals

11-Feb-2014 | Steven Hunt

by Dr. Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors There’s a big difference between using goals for personnel administration versus using goals to support business strategy an

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Death Of The 3 Ring Binder: The Future of Talent Management Is In The Cloud

19-Dec-2012 | Steven Hunt

By Steven T. Hunt, Ph.D., SPHR, and Director of Business Transformation Services Until recently, HR departments would often spend months pulling together data needed for compensation decisions and su

Embedded Learning: Integrating Skill Acquisition Into Day-to-Day Activities

2-Oct-2012 | Steven Hunt

Economies around the world are challenged with a chronic lack of skilled employees.  Despite high unemployment levels, many companies struggle to find people who have the technical qualifications and