Forced Ranking and Bell Curves – Ask #HR Bartender

October 9, 2014

Today’s reader question deals with an issue that’s been in the news lately – performance appraisals. Could you please address the practice seen in most companies of forced calibrations and the bell curves to evaluate employees against each other? Forced ranking is a method where employees are compared to other employees to determine the best […]

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Keep Calm and Stay Dedicated – #1in100MM

October 7, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos is proud to celebrate the people who reflect the character and commitment of today’s workforce with the series “1 in 100 Million”. You can check out the first episode here. […]

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Supporting a Project You Don’t Believe In

October 5, 2014

I overheard a conversation recently that got me thinking. What do you do when you have to support a project that you don’t believe in? It’s a valid question and one that most of us will face at some point during our careers. As a human resources professional, I’ve repeatedly had to support projects that […]

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Market Your Job Opportunities [infographic] – Friday Distraction

October 3, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) We’ve spoken many times about the challenges ahead in recruiting. Recently, something occurred to […]

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Are QR Codes Still Relevant [poll]

October 2, 2014

QR codes (aka quick response codes) are a matrix barcode that stores data and information. According to Wikipedia, they were first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. With the popularity of smart devices, QR codes have been used for a variety of activities. Here are a few ways I’ve seen QR codes used: At […]

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Empowerment: The Future of Hiring

September 30, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by TalentWise, a technology company that has simplified the hiring process, from the time HR extends the job offer to the new hire’s first day. They have an extensive library of resources available from industry whitepapers to best practices. You can check it out here. Enjoy the […]

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The Problem with Mandatory

September 28, 2014

I recently overheard a conversation about making something mandatory. Here’s the context: A person was complaining about attendance at an event. The reply? Make it mandatory. I know it’s tempting to make an event mandatory. As a human resources pro, I’ve participated in my fair share of “Should we make this training, conference or event […]

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