How to build your first employee training program

Employee training and development programs, when thoughtfully implemented, are the cornerstone of a company’s success. Here’s a guide on how to build your first employee training program: Where to start with employee training programs Identify your...

How to upgrade your employee performance review process

Common performance reviews are mostly ineffective: they stress employees, overload managers and yield questionable results. Many companies are abandoning the annual performance review altogether. If you’re not ready to abolish annual reviews, enhance your process by...

How to conduct a skills gap analysis

A skills gap is the difference between skills that employers want or need, and skills their workforce offer. Conducting a skills gap analysis helps you identify skills you need to meet your business goals. It can...

What to measure in employee performance reviews

Measurements are an object of common managerial proverbs: “you can’t improve, what you can’t measure” and “what gets measured, gets done.” But, when it comes to performance management, some might feel that this philosophy is inadequate....

13 collaboration tools for productive teams

On average, how many emails do you exchange with co-workers everyday? And how much time does it normally take to brief your team on goals or progress? If your answers make you cringe, you should consider...

Succession planning: a guide to get it right

Effective succession planning is a company’s insurance policy for sustainability. This becomes clear when critical positions become vacant. A good succession plan means there’ll always be a talented and properly trained employee who can take over...

Performance review alternatives to the traditional approach

The traditional approach to performance appraisals has long been in need of a rethink, with some smart companies looking at performance review alternatives. The formal, top-down annual review process, one that’s heavily tied to past performance to...

How we evaluate new hires

How does a company that builds hiring software do its own hiring? If you’re applying to work for us, and you’re one of those smart people that research the company before you interview, this is our gift to...