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Should You Provide Applicants With Feedback During the Hiring Process?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

employee assessment feedbackWhen I was in graduate school, I applied for a competitive summer internship. The application process was intensive: a cover letter, multiple recommendations, a work sample, and a series of assessments and interviews. The entire process took nearly a month to get through. I made it to the final round and I was feeling fairly optimistic about my chances, until I received a generic rejection email from the human resources department. Just like that, my chances were over—and worst of all, I had no idea what their rationale was. Not only was I disappointed, I was frustrated: what had gone wrong?

Most people have a similar story of applying for a job that they didn’t get. It’s not a great feeling, and one of the toughest parts is the uncertainty of why exactly we weren’t selected. Did we mess up the interview? Or was it our testing score? Did we ever stand a chance? During times like these, it may seem downright cruel that most organizations do not provide any sort of follow-up feedback on a candidate’s performance throughout the hiring process. But now that I’m on the other side of the equation, I’d like to defend this trend and shed some light on its rationale.


Do Your Goals Motivate and Engage Your Employees?

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

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The new year is here, and that means it’s time to set new goals – new year, new goals. Setting goals is a great and efficient way to engage your employees. It gives them direction and motivation as well as a clear frame of reference for success. However, not all goals are created equally. Some goals are more motivating than others. Below are four recommendations for how you can set motivating goals for your employees.


The Top 10 Human Resources Articles of 2017

Posted by  Claire McCue


The overhaul of performance management, AI, the rise of the gig economy, HR and recruitment automation, prioritization of the candidate and employee experience, gamification, and millennials becoming the majority workforce are just a few of the changes that 2017 brought to the workplace.


Follow This Golden Rule During Performance Reviews

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

iStock-510465907.jpgWith the end of the year fast approaching, annual performance reviews may be looming in your not-so-distant future. Whether you’re providing reviews or receiving them, it’s typically a stressful time for all involved. Giving feedback is a delicate process on its own, but the performance appraisal process typically doubles as a time to make pay and promotion decisions as well. In order to make this a productive endeavor, I’d like to offer my absolute best piece of advice on your approach to performance reviews:


Top Benefits You Should Prioritize to Retain Employees

Posted by  Claire McCue

In the current work climate, we’ve seen a shift away from our work lives being separate from personal lives; our work lives blend into our personal lives - and vice-versa - mainly due to technology advancements. While these technology advancements allow us to be effective in both our work and personal lives, they have also lead to a major trend toward finding the perfect “work-life balance.” A key to finding that balance is through the benefits that employers offer to employees.benefits to retain employees


3 Tips to Giving Employee Feedback That Employees Want to Receive

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

employee-feedback-1.jpgOne big myth of employee feedback systems is that all supervisors want to give feedback and all subordinates want to receive it. It’s often the case that supervisors want their employees to grow and develop but apprehension builds when faced with the idea of providing negative feedback to employees.

Similarly, subordinates want to improve their skills and performance but may be hesitant to hear this information from their supervisor. Therefore, it’s important to consider best practices of feedback giving so supervisors can be more confident in giving feedback and subordinates can be more willing to hear feedback and then take actionable steps to improve their skills and performance.


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