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Are you losing employees to the competition? Here's what you should do.

Are you losing employees to the competition? Here's what you should do

Losing your best talent to competition is demoralizing. Here's why it's happening and what you can do to encourage people to stay longer with your company.

Engagement
5
 min read
How to choose a performance management system

Choosing a Performance Management System

Before investing in a PMS, you must research the objectives it will serve your organization (why do you need it?) and the specific features that will deliver positive outcomes (what do you want?).

Managing People
5
 min read

Why Performance Reviews May Not Be As Bad You Think

We want performance reviews to measure performance, focus on development, help employees stay connected, maintain morale, reduce attrition, and so much more. In short, we want this one tool to achieve every performance management objective under the sun. But is this what performance reviews are meant to achieve? Or are we in the need of something larger than just ‘reviews’?

Performance & Growth
3
 min read

Is your performance management system future ready?

Many organizations are still using legacy performance management systems. Here's how to know if your organization is ready for the future of work.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
4 steps to conducting effective mid-year performance reviews

Guide to Mid-year Performance Reviews: The What, Why & How

Having meaningful mid year reviews along with your regular feedback conversations is beneficial in so many ways! Here's your go-to guide on everything about mid year performance reviews.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read
OKR examples for growth

OKR Examples to Accelerate Business Growth

If you're looking for inspiration to set OKRs, you've come to the right place. Here are 10 powerful OKR examples for growth-oriented companies.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read

Reviewing & Adjusting Goals In Times of Uncertainty

With everything that's going on in the world, it's natural to feel like your goals and plans might need to be put on hold. But just because things are uncertain, doesn't mean you have to stop moving forward. Here's everything you need to know about reviewing and adjusting goals in times of uncertainity.

Goals & OKRs
5
 min read

Impactful Ways to Give Actionable Feedback to Underperforming Employees

It's true that an underperforming employee can have a negative impact on your business in a number of ways, but you can change this. Evaluate and give actionable feedback the right way to an underperforming employee with the help of this blog.

Managing People
7
 min read

Why Linking Performance Reviews to Goals Is a Bad Idea

On the surface, tying goals and performance reviews together might seem like a good idea. After all, what better way to hold employees accountable than to link their goals directly to their performance reviews? However, there are several problems with this approach. Read on to find out!

Goals & OKRs
7
 min read

The Shift to Continuous Performance Management and Enablement

Many organisations are moving from traditional models to modern approaches by discussing performance in real time and that has made all the difference. Get to know the whats, hows and whys of performance management to keep performance and growth at the top of your mind.

Performance & Growth
9
 min read
Worried about your hybrid team's performance? Here's how to boost it.

Emerging Challenges of a Hybrid Work Model & How to Tackle It

Hybrid work is undoubtedly turning out to be the future of work with the great resignation causing upheaval in work spaces. You need to have ongoing feedback, involve people in goal-setting, and promote accountability to have high performing hybrid teams. But how often do your approaches work?

Performance & Growth
4
 min read
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5 Reasons Why You Should Build an Internship Program for Your Company

Companies in every industry are discovering the power of internships. Check out these 5 reasons why you should build an internship program for your business.

Managing People
5
 min read
examples of performance management

5 Examples Of Performance Management Goals

Effective performance management is key to handling organization growth in the long run. Here are some performance management goal examples to get you started.

Performance & Growth
7
 min read
Illustration about an employee being coached to achieve greater heights

6 Ways to Influence Coachability in the Workplace

There are several ways to influence coachability in the workplace and identify if your team is ready to be coached. Here is all you need to know about it.

Managing People
6
 min read
The power of coaching conversations

The Power of Coaching Conversations

Have you heard about conversation coaching? No? Well, read as we discuss the power of coaching conversations and how you can effectively use it in business.

Managing People
6
 min read

A guide for managing remote employees & keeping them engaged

Manager are finding it challenging to manage people working remotely because of the pandemic. Here's how they can help people stay engaged and productive.

Managing People
5
 min read
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How to Build a Strong Company Culture for Remote Teams

Good remote company culture helps employees stay connected and builds trust. Here are some best practices for maintaining company culture for remote teams.

Future of Work
6
 min read
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5 Things You Can Do Today to Engage Remote Employees

Encouraging motivation and engagement can be a challenge with remote employees. Read about the best ways to engage remote employees and measure employee engagement.

Engagement
5
 min read
Remote work feedback

Why is Giving Feedback to Remote Teams Necessary?

Remote work feedback is trickier than giving in-office feedback, since it eliminates the personal touch. Here's how you can overcome this challenge.

Managing People
6
 min read
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Why Real-Time Recognition is the Future of Workplace Feedback

Traditional periodic feedback is in danger of becoming archaic. Discover why companies are opting for real time recognition feedback instead.

Future of Work
6
 min read
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Why Employee Recognition Should Never Be Underestimated

Employee recognition plays a vital role in employee turnover rates, engagement, and more. Discover how it impacts your business with this guide.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
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Positive Reinforcement: Using Peer Recognition to Motivate Employees

If you're an employer looking for new ways to motivate your staff, read our guide. We discuss how peer recognition can motivate employees in the workplace.

Engagement
6
 min read
Recognition ideas for work

Top 10 Recognition Ideas For Work in 2022

It's time to rethink the traditional ways of recognising your employees’ work. Here are 10 ideas to build a culture of making your employees feel valued.

Engagement
6
 min read
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21 Easy Employee Engagement Ideas for 2022

Are you trying to improve employee engagement? Read this short blog to get 21 great ideas to keep your team inspired, engaged and productive.

Engagement
6
 min read
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5 Employee Engagement Tips for When Your Team is Struggling

Are your team members struggling at work? If your employees are going through a tough time, try these employee engagement ideas to get everyone back on track!

Engagement
6
 min read
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Question to Ask Employees to Boost Engagement

Asking the right questions allows for great conversations, coaching and building trust within the business. Here are some examples and guidelines for managers.

Engagement
6
 min read

Employee Engagement 101

Engaging your employees is vital for business success. Learn how to make sure your employees are happy, productive, and engaged.

Engagement
10
 min read

4 ways upward feedback helps companies

Upward feedback is people giving managers feedback. Learn more about how it helps companies improve manager performance, team morale, & overall performance.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Upward feedback: How to ask for and act on it

Upward feedback lets people give feedback to their managers. Learn how to encourage managers to ask for feedback from employees and then act on it.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read
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Why Employee Development is the Need of the Hour

When you take the time to develop your employees and help them grow their skills, it will inevitably boost performance and increase retention. Read on to know more.

Managing People
6
 min read

How to run team check-ins like a great boss

Team check-ins or stand-ups are indispensable for building and nurturing team relationships. Here are some tips to improve your check-ins.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read
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Signs of Disengaged Employees and How You Can Retain Them

Disengaged employees cost a lot of money. This article covers the factors that lead to employee disengagement and offers tips to improve employee engagement.

Engagement
6
 min read
Meeting the new team as a manager

7 Tips to Make Your First Meeting With a New Team a Success

The first day as a manager can be intimidating – especially when you’re meeting your team for the first time. Follow these tips to ensure success.

Managing People
6
 min read
How to make one-on-one meetings more effective

Best Practices for Running Effective One-on-One Meetings

Here is everything that you as a manager should know about executing effective one-on-one meetings with your employees for their overall growth and development.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

Importance of difficult conversations and how to ace them

The importance of difficult conversations lies in the potential benefits they can bring to a workplace. Here is how to handle tough conversations at work.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Why organizations should have transparent goals

Research suggests that public goals are more likely to be achieved than private ones. Learn more about the benefits of transparent goals and ways to create a transparent work environment.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read

Back to office guide for HR leaders

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and people get vaccinated, companies are considering moving employees back to the office. Here's how to do it.

Future of Work
8
 min read
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5 SMART Employee Feedback Methods

Read five SMART framework feedback methods to help to set goals and an excellent method to provide feedback to employees that work great for companies.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
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6 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Employee Morale

Employee morale determines the attitude of a team and impacts the productivity of an organization. Read about ways to foster great employee experiences.

Engagement
6
 min read
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Building Workplace Diversity: 5 Tips For Success

Unconscious biases at work can derail diversity, hiring and retention efforts, leading to a negative company culture. Here's how you can tackle them.

Managing People
9
 min read
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Accountability in the Workplace: 7 Keys to Success

Accountability in the workplace is essential for both setting clear expectations and delivering on them. Check out these 7 keys for success.

Managing People
6
 min read
one-on-one meeting questions

100 Questions You Can Ask on Your 1:1 Meetings

If you're working remotely or managing a remote team, one-on-one meetings are key to maintaining communication and ensuring everyone is on the same page. So here’s your handy guide of 100 tried and tested questions to add to your next 1:1 meeting. 

Managing People
8
 min read
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OKR Examples: How to Create OKRs

Good OKRs can help you set goals, measure progress, and get it all done. Here are some examples of OKR-based goals for various industries.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read
6 powerful ways to recognize your team members

5 Powerful Ways to Recognize Your Team

Recognizing and appreciating team members' efforts is imperative to boost retention and motivation. Here are the best ways to recognize your team.

Engagement
6
 min read

4 ways you can benefit from instant gratification

Instant gratification in the form of continuous feedback drives collaboration, motivation, and recognition. Here's how people leaders can use it.

Engagement
3
 min read
How to structure performance reviews

How To Structure a Performance Review: Tips and Examples

A well-structured performance review system helps the employee and the manager. Here is how to structure performance reviews in your organization.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
360-degree feedback for colleagues

How to Give Effective 360-Degree Feedback to a Co-Worker

In this blog, we cover what 360-degree feedback is, what its benefits are, tips for giving 360 reviews to a co-worker, and examples of 360 feedback for colleagues.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
how to improve performance management

How to Revamp Your Performance Management Process

Performance management is integral to employee engagement and retention. Learn how you can help make your employees feel connected to the organization.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
How to retain high-performing employees

Tips To Retain High-Performing Employees

HR professionals and company leaders must learn how to retain high-performing employees. Performance management tools are an aid in achieving this goal.

Managing People
6
 min read
elements of performance management

Crucial Elements of Performance Management Systems

Read this blog to run a quick check on your performance management system to make sure it has these important elements.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
guide to performance evaluation for managers

The Complete Managerial Guide To Performance Reviews

Looking to stay on top of your performance review game? This performance review guide will give you a few do’s and don’ts and some great tips.

Managing People
6
 min read
freezing key results

The How-To Guide to Freezing Key Results

Looking to understand why you should freeze your key results in OKRs? Read this short blog in order to explore how to prevent your key results from being ‘siloed’ and forgotten.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
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Aligning Workforce Personal Goals with Company Goals

Wondering how to align your team’s goals with company goals? Or, looking to align your personal goals with company goals? Read on to find out how

Goals & OKRs
5
 min read
tips for strategic performance management

8 Tips for Strategic Performance Management

Performance management strategies can be complex and challenging to implement. Here are some great tips to make strategic performance management easy.

Performance & Growth
8
 min read
Performance management is important even during a recession

Performance Management Can Make Your Company Recession-Proof

Read on to know how effective performance management can give your company the edge and help you weather the storm.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

OKRs Not Working? Here Are 9 Reasons Why

Many companies fail at OKRs and give up without finding out why. We drilled down into that and found 9 common mistakes that most of those companies made.

Goals & OKRs
4
 min read
How to communicate changes across your company

9 Ways to Effectively Communicate Changes Within Your Company

From layoffs in economic downturns to mergers and acquisitions, there is always constant change. Here are 8 tips to communicate these changes to your employees.

Managing People
6
 min read
Performance Management

Performance Management vs Performance Appraisal

Wondering what the difference is between performance management and performance appraisal? Check out this article for a comprehensive overview.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read
What is stack ranking?

Stack Ranking: Pros, Cons, and Impact on Performance

What is stack ranking? Is it a good management tool to increase employee performance? This post explores how stack ranking works and its impact in organizations

Performance & Growth
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What is Dotted-Line Reporting

What is Dotted-Line Reporting and When to Use It?

This article will go over what dotted line reporting is, when it's used, how differences between solid line reporting and dotted line reporting.

Performance & Growth
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How to Give Feedback to Your Manager

How to Give Feedback to Your Manager: Tips and Examples

Are you looking for a way to give feedback to your manager? Here are some tips on how you can communicate effectively.

Managing People
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How to Measure Employee Performance

How to Measure Employee Performance: The Top Performance Metrics

Wondering how to measure employee performance? Check out our guide to the top performance metrics, and find out which ones are best for your business.

Performance & Growth
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18 Benefits of Using OKRs

Ever wondered why organisations like Google use OKRs? Learn the benefits of OKRs you can gain by implementing them into your business.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read

OKRs: 18 most frequently asked questions and answers

Do you want to use OKRs but still have some questions? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about writing and using OKRs.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
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Why is Employee Feedback Important?

Find out why employee feedback is important. Read this post to learn the types of employee feedback, how it can be used, & other benefits of the survey process.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
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Ace Your Next Performance Review with These Self-Evaluation Tips

Self-evaluation can seem taxing, but they are a great performance review tool. Read this blog for some great tips on self-evaluation.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read
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How to Improve Employee Retention

Employee retention is fundamental to organizational success, and in this post, we will find out how you can keep your employees engaged, so they stay for longer.

Managing People
8
 min read
Employee Engagement Software

The Key Features of Employee Engagement Software

Certain key features can make or break employee engagement software. Read our guide to the key features you want in your software.

Engagement
6
 min read
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360-Degree Reviews: The Easy Guide

Wondering what a 360-degree review is and how to conduct one? This guide has everything you need to know, from the basics of feedback to best practices.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
Pulse surveys: how to use and create a pulse survey

Pulse Surveys: How to Use and Create a Pulse Survey

Are you still doing tedious yearly reviews? Then it's time that changed. So, we've created this guide to tell you about pulse surveys and how to make your own.

Engagement
6
 min read
OKR framework to track progress

OKR Framework: How to Create an OKR Dashboard to Track Progress

Visualize your OKR framework with an OKR Dashboard. Here's our guide on creating an OKR dashboard to track progress in your business.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
Fun questions to ask remote employees

Fun Icebreaker Questions to Ask Remote Employees

In this post, we highlight the value of posing icebreaker questions at work and present samples of topics you may use to interact with colleagues.

Managing People
6
 min read
One-on-One Meeting Template

The One-on-One Meeting Agenda Template Every Manager Needs

Quality one-on-ones are the secret sauce to employee retention. Check out these useful one-on-one meeting templates to have more meaningful discussions.

Managing People
6
 min read
Managing up: definition and benefits

Managing Up: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Learn about managing up and how you as an employee can set yourself and your manager up for success.

Managing People
7
 min read
How to be a good manager

A Quick Guide to What Makes a Good Manager

A good manager consistently sets the standard and creates a productive environment for employees. Read on to know how to be a good manager.

Managing People
6
 min read
Performance Review Biases

Examples of Performance Review Biases and How to Avoid Them

Our inherent biases skew our judgment during performance appraisals. Awareness of this vulnerability helps us reduce bias in performance appraisal.

Managing People
8
 min read
Benefits of Performance Management

Top 6 Benefits Of Performance Management

Consistent feedback and coaching can do wonders for your organization. Read on to learn more about the benefits of performance management systems.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read
Benefits of one on one meetings

The Benefits of 1:1 Meetings and How to Make the Most Out of Them

Read on to get a holistic understanding of the benefits of 1:1 meetings, including better employee satisfaction and higher outputs for the company.

Managing People
6
 min read
How to give 360 feedback to your boss

How to Give 360 Feedback to Your Boss

Learn how to give 360-degree feedback to your boss, and ensure that your feedback is useful, helpful, and as constructive as possible.

Managing People
6
 min read
Aligning Individual and Organizational Goals

Align Individual and Organizational Goals to Drive Results

When employees link their personal goals to that of the organization, they get to understand the impact their work has on the business as a whole.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
6 of the best project management tools

6 Best Project Management Tools to Help You Collaborate Effectively

Not all project management software is created the same. So, we've created a list of six best project management tools to help your team collaborate.

Future of Work
6
 min read
Do's and don'ts of hybrid work models

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hybrid Work Models

Have you transitioned to a hybrid work model yet? Here is our list of important do's and don'ts to follow when adopting a new hybrid work model in your company.

Future of Work
6
 min read
how to build a work culture of trust

How to Build a Work Culture of Trust

Building a work culture of trust is one of the most important things you can do for your employees. So, read our guide on building a work culture of trust.

Managing People
6
 min read
The future of workplace collaboration

The Roles and Future of Workplace Collaboration

With more companies adopting a hybrid work model, we discuss the roles and future of workplace collaboration and how it can affect your business.

Future of Work
5
 min read
Workplace social recognition in the digital age

Workplace Social Recognition in the Digital Age

As humans, we thrive off social recognition. So if you're not acknowledging your employees, here are some ways social recognition can make a difference.

Engagement
6
 min read
Guide to Workplace Task Management

The Ultimate Guide to Workplace Task Management

Task management is an essential part of a well-running business. Read our ultimate guide to task management in the workplace and how it can benefit you.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
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How Can You Create an Environment That Promotes Goal Achievement?

Being able to achieve work goals is essential for improving employee satisfaction. Here are ways you can create an environment that promotes goal achievement.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read
Implementing eNPS in your company

Monitoring Satisfaction: Implementing Employee NPS in Your Company

If you're looking for ways to measure your employees' job satisfaction, you need to implement Employee NPS. Read here as we explain everything you need to know.

Engagement
6
 min read

How to Go From Effective Goal-Setting to a Flawless Execution

We've all set goals that we achieved, but how do you get from setting your goals to executing them? Read this article and find out.

Goals & OKRs
4
 min read
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5 HR Metrics That Your CEO Values the Most

HR dashboards have some much data, but CEOs value only a handful metrics that they can see affecting business outcomes. Here are 5 HR metrics CEOs value the most.

Managing People
5
 min read
The Steps Involved in a Performance Management Cycle

The 4 Inevitable Steps of a Performance Management Cycle

Performance management is a structured action plan that follows a specific cycle. Learn the 4 crucial steps to run it smoothly.

Performance & Growth
10
 min read
Performance Mangement Strategies

10 Powerful Performance Management Strategies to Help You Succeed

Here are 10 tried-and-true performance management strategies that can help you set your team up for success.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Performance Management for Virtual Teams

7 Steps to Better Performance Management for Virtual Teams

How do you ensure that remote team members are meeting goals and performing to the best of their abilities? Read on to know more.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Performance Appraisal Methods for the Modern Workforce

Performance Appraisal Methods for the Modern Workforce

Performance appraisal and its benefits for employees and organizations, different types of performance appraisal methods involving traditional and modern methods.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
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Does Goal Cascading Still Work?

Cascading goals reduces agility, collaboration, and bottom-up innovation. It's time to switch to a better goal-setting model with OKRs.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read
Best Practices of Performance Management

9 Best Practices of Performance Management

Check out these performance management best practices that can empower your teams to achieve individual and company goals.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Principles of Performance Management

The 10 Core Principles Of Performance Management

Core principles of performance management to aid organisations in managing employee performance and help them switch to new-age performance management solutions.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Performance Mangement Models

Performance Management Models for Organizations Made Easy

Performance management models can be implemented by organizations to enhance employee and team performance while boosting job satisfaction and employee retention.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Feedback Questions To Ask Your Manager

10 Feedback Questions For Your Next Performance Review

Feedback questions to ask managers are a vital part of a performance review. It keeps the conversation going and ensures that both parties benefit.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read
Meeting topics for employees

Meeting Topics For Effective Employee Interactions

Meetings can only be effective if done with due preparation, such as setting a topic and expecting an outcome, or they can lose valuable time.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

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