Training & Performance

  • Tips for Getting a Human Resources Certificate Online

    Earning a human resources certificate online has the advantage of keeping the professional in the workplace while augmenting his or her understanding of the job at hand in the off-time. There are graduate and undergraduate level certificate programs available...
    By Sylvia Cochran June 2, 2011 

  • Job Design and Goal Setting: Improving Employee Performance

    Job design is the combination of tasks using socio-technical considerations to form complete jobs. Goal setting is listing specific and measurable time-bound targets or tasks that need to be accomplished in a job. Read on for a review of how job design...
    By N Nayab June 2, 2011 

  • Tips for Disciplining Employees Who Use Too Many Sick Days

    Sick leave is a necessary employee benefit, essential to prevent spread of illness and maintain productivity and morale. Many employees however abusing their sick leave privileges, leading to many negative consequences for the employers. Read on for tips...
    By N Nayab June 1, 2011 


  • Documenting Disciplinary Actions: Sample Employee Letters

    If an employee that doesn’t abide by company policy, it doesn’t always mean that person is a bad employee. However, there are times when an employee discipline letter is necessary.
    By Jean Scheid May 27, 2011 

  • Diversity Training for the Workplace: How to Make it Effective

    Diversity training for the workplace is being scrutinized. Does it really achieve its objectives? Follow these tips for implementing a successful program that have been gleaned from recent studies and experts.
    By Marjory Pilley May 25, 2011 

  • 10 Great Lunch and Learn Ideas for Employee Training

    With the focus on wellness in today’s workplaces, why not institute a Lunch and Learn lecture series at your business? These educational gatherings are half learning and half social, and they benefit both the company and the employees. Read...
    By Linda Richter May 25, 2011 


  • Performance Evaluation Time Again? 10 Tips for Making the Process Less Stressful

    When it's time to conduct employee performance evaluations, managers and HR professionals often get stressed out. Here are ten tips for reducing stress and making employee performance evaluations more productive!
    By Tess C. Taylor, HR Expert May 25, 2011 

  • Overview of Different Performance Measurement System Models

    After a careful thought process on analysis and research on organizational development, experts concluded the unmeasured performances go uncontrolled and in turn become unmanageable. Learn about different performance measurement system models here.
    By Suba Lakshminarasimhan May 25, 2011 

  • Writing a Negative Performance Review

    Preparing a performance review is often a challenge, especially when the review is not so positive. Here, Jean Scheid, an HR expert, tells us how to write a negative performance review that encourages instead of belittling.
    By Jean Scheid May 24, 2011 

  • Expectancy vs. Goal-Setting Theory: Which Works Better?

    Every business owner looks for ways to keep his or her employees motivated. Two popular ways, expectancy versus goal-setting theories, have been used for decades. Does one theory work better than another? Jean Scheid, a business owner, looks at these...
    By Jean Scheid May 24, 2011 
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