5 Top Tips for Getting Compliance - Without the Complaints

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5 Top Tips for Getting Compliance - Without the Complaints

Most companies need to do some form of compliance training, while most employees would rather do anything else. What you really need is to make mandated training more engaging and - ideally - enjoyable for your learners.

Chad Savoy

7 Reasons to Take Your Learning Online

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7 Reasons to Take Your Learning Online

Growing businesses are typically more likely to use instructor led training (ILT) than e-learning. But ILT is expensive, tricky to coordinate over multiple locations, dependent on instructors’ schedules, and really really difficult to finish off outside office hours or off-site. Time for a change?

Mastering the Art of the Self-Assessment

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Mastering the Art of the Self-Assessment

If you need to do a performance review, chances are you also need to write a self-assessment. While it might be tempting to brush it off – after all, that’s precious time you could spend on your actual work – here’s a couple of pretty compelling reasons why you should make the effort:

Have You Said 'Thank You' Today?

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Have You Said 'Thank You' Today?

So you've hired the very best people you can find? Good start! Here's a few ways to make sure you keep them.

HR Lessons from the Guys with No HR

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HR Lessons from the Guys with No HR

Many small and growing businesses we deal with don’t have a large HR presence. They might have a tiny team, or a single go-to-guy, or nobody at all. Some call in consultants for the trickier stuff, some do it all themselves. And because they still manage to function as businesses and none of their employees have imploded for want of HR attention, we thought they might have a useful lesson or two to share.

Get On Board with Onboarding

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Get On Board with Onboarding

Businesses that do a good job of onboarding have higher engagement and retention rates than those that don’t, and it doesn’t take long for new hires to decide whether or not they’re going to stick around.

Just Say No to Paper Reviews

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Just Say No to Paper Reviews

If you're just getting started in business and you have no HR department; if your people have never done a performance review; if you’re getting bigger, hiring new employees, and you need to set standards and manage performance across the company... paper-based performance reviews are not the way to go.

Introducing Cornerstone Reviews, Growth Edition: simple reviews in minutes

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Introducing Cornerstone Reviews, Growth Edition: simple reviews in minutes

For growing businesses with little time and fewer resources, completing performance reviews can be a struggle. That's why we designed Cornerstone Reviews, Growth Edition - cloud-based performance review software for small and growing businesses. In a nutshell, it's a simple, engaging way for employees, managers and HR to continuously benchmark performance. And because it's designed to reviews as easy as possible, training and maintenance requirements are negligible.

This Review Season It's Go Team or Go Home

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This Review Season It's Go Team or Go Home

Businesses ultimately depend on the success of teams, but performance reviews focus on the strengths and weaknesses of individuals.

Are You Getting Your Employees Engaged?

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Are You Getting Your Employees Engaged?

Engagement is the emotional connection employees have to their organization. Highly engaged employees believe in what they’re doing, feel a sense of ownership and will deliver more than what’s required in their roles; disengaged employees might not even come in on Mondays.

Fix the Dreaded Performance Review: 5 Tips for Better Reviews in 2015

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Fix the Dreaded Performance Review: 5 Tips for Better Reviews in 2015

There’s always a lot of discussion around the problem with annual performance reviews. They’re meant to motivate, but too often end up being time consuming and difficult for managers and employees. But since it’s important to set goals and measure performance, how can we make sure performance reviews are motivational and worthwhile?

Are You Hiring the Very Best?

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Are You Hiring the Very Best?

It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you’re hiring a lot of new people. Often you have to fill positions quickly, and you need to find the absolute best fit for the role - and your company. You’ll want to keep these things in mind when bringing new people into your organization:

ROI: The Numbers

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ROI: The Numbers

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