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Monthly Archives: November 2010


Here’s What HR Really Thinks of Employee Reviews…

Spoiler alert (or not?): HR officially hates performance reviews. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh, but HR professionals sure don’t think very highly of them these days.

At least that was the indication from the results of a recent survey from Sibson Consulting, Inc. and WorldatWork.  Of the 750 human resource professionals who participated in the 2010 Study on the State of Performance Management, 58 percent of human resources professionals graded their organization’s performance-management system at a “C” or below. Continue reading >>

By in Survey Results

Uncle Sam

Even Uncle Sam Has Retention Problems…And More News From This Week

While you were busy taking the inaugural ride on the official Farewell Season jet, starting a petition to make Spoonachos happen (can we, please?), or not being quite ready yet to call it water under the bridge,here’s what was happening in the world of workforce management this week…

Your employees might be more productive if they would just simmer down now. Continue reading >>

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October job growth points to economic progress.

Latest BLS Report Shows Better-Than-Expected Job Growth in October

And yes, I meant to write “better.”

It seems there’s always some sort of surprise contained in the BLS’ monthly employment report.  Today, however, the surprise is actually kind of a pleasant one.  According to the latest Employment Situation Report, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in October – far surpassing economists’ expectations of 60,000 added jobs.

Overall, economists agree that this growth is a positive sign toward economic recovery, but (and isn’t there always a “but”?)…well, I’ll get to that in a bit.  Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Insights & Trends

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