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Performance Management 01 April 2020
How to Improve Team Collaboration: Five Steps for Managers
Joan Elmore
I love the thought of everyone pitching in together to reach a common goal. I get starry-eyed thinking about the unity, the support, and the strengthening friendships. I imagine the smiles, the camaraderie, the shared ideas and the high-fives at the end of it all. But sometimes reality can differ a little, so today let’s make sure that when your team is working together it’s a smooth, effective, and enjoyable process. Let’s talk about teamwork, and how you can help everyone to collaborate efficiently.
Performance Management 18 March 2020
Best Software for Remote Work
Dillon Chen
With the recent Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, many companies are looking into remote working options for their employees. This transition will be difficult for many organizations that are accustomed to working together in an office setting. With everybody being encouraged to self-quarantine and limit interaction with others, how are we supposed to get any work done that requires team effort and collaboration?
Best Ways to Engage With Your Remote Employees
Performance Management 17 March 2020
Best Ways to Engage With Your Remote Employees and Why
Dillon Chen
Just like your in-house employees, they are an integral part of your team! Learning how to best build a relationship and strengthen the employee experience. Staying connected with your remote employees is just as important as doing so with employees you see in the office every morning.
Performance Management 13 March 2020
The Best Ways to Evaluate Remote Employees
Dillon Chen
Employee Evaluations are an important part of growing a company. When done properly, it can be a great source of information and essential to Succession Pathways within your company. Evaluations often consist of performance analysis that is used in employee improvement as well as internal promotions and pay raises. Things are a little different when evaluating remote workers as there is no daily in-person interaction to evaluate.
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Performance Management 12 March 2020
Working Successfully with Remote Employees
Dillon Chen
In management, there are different challenges working with different types employees. In particular, remote employees can be difficult to manage and develop a successful working relationship with because they are not in the office. Some managers find it really hard to be in charge of somebody they don't see every day. On the other hand, remote employees can feel isolated from the company and unable to find answers to questions or get guidance on their work.
Video chats in the hiring process will help you find the best talent out there.
Performance Management 11 February 2020
6 Reasons Video Chats Help with Unbiased Hiring
Clare Barkey
Technology is constantly changing and creating new benefits. Here’s how utilizing video hiring will benefit you as a hiring manager.
Performance Management 16 October 2019
How to Empower Employees to Be More Successful in Their Roles
Joan Elmore
It’s not easy to push through a challenge when it feels like the odds are stacked against us. And I know you don’t want any of your employees feeling that way when they’re working for you. You want to set them up for success and create an environment where everyone can perform at their best.
Performance Management 09 October 2019
Creative Ways to Give Feedback
Guest Poster
When you are the manager, HR, or Recruitment officer, one of your fundamental responsibilities is to give feedback to your team of employees. Feedback is vital for the success of any business. However, giving feedback, whether positive or negative, is not an easy task. It requires creativity and a specific set of skills for it to be received well by the employees.
Performance Management 14 August 2019
Fostering Innovation and Creativity at Work: A Comprehensive Guide for Managers
Guest Poster
All business managers want their companies to grow, and increase in profitability; they need resources available to them and want the best out of their employees and peers. However, many business leaders and cultures overlook what your employees have to offer and essentially limit the company’s potential as well as risk losing great talent to market contenders.
Performance Management 23 July 2019
Organizational Development: Improving Based On Feedback
James Riddle
More often than not, you can’t do organizational development based only on the company’s performance. When you focus on the statistics, you can fail to see what’s causing the output to fail from within. Having a strong connection to your employees and receiving feedback from them is one of the key steps towards building a stronger company. Here’s how you can do it in an optimal way.
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Performance Management 10 July 2019
Performance Management: Concepts, Skills and Exercises
Guest Poster
Performance management is a well-known process recognized by almost all HR departments. However, the fact remains that some companies still don’t use this productivity booster properly and fail to achieve the desired results.
Performance Management 26 June 2019
8 Tips to Ensure Productivity When Employees Work from Home
Amanda Turner
As of 2018, more than 5% of Americans have reported working from home at least some of the time. As technology advances and workers seek increased flexibility, this number is only going to grow. But while telecommuting has benefits for both employers and employees, many companies fear that letting people work from home will lead to decreased productivity.
Performance Management 17 June 2019
Organizational Development: The Heartbeat of the Organization
Dillon Chen
Organization development (OD) is the study of successful organizational change and performance. During human relations studies in the 1930’s, psychologists found that organizational structures and processes influence worker behavior and motivation.
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Performance Management 17 June 2019
Organizational Strategies
Britta Howlett
Every company needs an organizational strategy to help them evolve and get them where they want to go. Organizational strategy is defined as “a dynamic long-term plan that maps the route towards the realization of a company’s goals and vision.”
Performance Management 17 June 2019
How to Implement Organizational Development
Britta Howlett
Organizational development (OD) deals with improving efficiency and productivity in the workplace. An effective organizational development helps you to solve problems within your company and help analyze ways to find more efficient ways of doing things.
Performance Management 06 June 2019
The Importance of Continuous Performance Management
Dillon Chen
As covered in the previous article, performance management is the process of monitoring and evaluating employee performance to make sure it meets the needed standards defined by succession planning Many performance management processes are currently a “one and done” sort of deal based on annual or semi-annual performance reviews. However, we at ProSky believe it should be a constant process that evolves for each position within the company.
Performance Management 03 June 2019
The Role of the CHRO: What HR Can Bring to the C-Suite
Dillon Chen
When people hear “human resources” there are often negative reactions and experiences associated with the department. Not surprisingly, this also means that the role of Chief Human Resource Officer is often underappreciated and overlooked. However, the role of CHRO is one that can have a major influence on the organization.
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Performance Management 30 May 2019
How to Get Your Managers on Board with Continuous Performance
Dillon Chen
Starting continuous performance management can be difficult to do. As with most things, the best way to achieve success is to get the upper management on board! When the leaders are all invested in the success of continuous performance, the employees will follow their example and get excited about the process too.
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Performance Management 30 May 2019
Continuous Performance: Role of a Department Head
Britta Howlett
The key to any successful continuous performance program is to have frequent manager-employee check-in meetings. The goal of these meetings is to have the opportunity to discuss performance and continually getting feedback.
Performance Management 22 May 2019
5 Ways Of Securing Honest Feedback From Staff
Guest Poster
For any company seeking to continuously improve, feedback from employees is vital. Without it, key information cannot be extracted and utilized to grow the business. In short, your staff is integral to your operation, and without their explicit buy-in to what you are looking to achieve, success will be impossible.
Performance Management 15 May 2019
8 Tips to Manage your Time for Better Work-Life Balance
Guest Poster
Do most of your days begin with you struggling to wake up, rushing to office, coming back home tired and dropping dead on the bed? Where is the time for family, for yourself and for doing things that bring you joy?
Performance Management 20 March 2019
How to Refocus Workers and Improve Productivity
Kelsy Ketchum
It’s natural for employees to get distracted sometimes. No one’s a robot who can stay focused all day, every day. But when distractions are becoming more common than actual time spent on work, and productivity is suffering, you need to act. It can be hard to know how to refocus your employees without sacrificing employee engagement or closely monitoring how workers use their time, but it’s doable.
Performance Management 16 January 2019
Best Technology for Employee Engagement and Evaluation
Brian Thomas
Technology is driving the way our businesses evolve and grow. Organizations can get so focused on how to improve their customer retention and grow revenue, it can be easy for them to under-invest in technology that can be devoted to retaining and growing their employee base.
Performance Management 09 January 2019
7 Powerful Best Practices for Engaging and Onboarding Technical Employees
Bridgette Hernandez
For many businesses, success depends on the ability to attract and hire top, technical talent. Software developers, network specialists, web designers, systems administrators, and others are in high demand. It takes a significant effort to bring the best people onto your team.
Performance Management 02 January 2019
5 Steps for Starting A Performance Review Program From Scratch
Guest Poster
Conducting performance reviews is a daunting task, you never want anyone within your organization to feel like they are under a microscope! But performance reviews are an important part of ensuring that everyone is on the same page and getting the support they need to provide optimal results.

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