3 Ways to Reinvent Performance Reviews
Every employee needs feedback—including both constructive criticism and praise for a job well done. Traditionally, this feedback is given during the annual performance review, in which managers and employees set time aside once a year to discuss their mutual goals and expectations.
Refresh and Recharge: Staying Well at Cornerstone
The headlines are everywhere – America’s workers are busy, distracted, burned out and on device overload. We see it in each other, and we experience it ourselves.
Does Kindness Have a Front Seat at Your Company?
Kindness often takes a backseat in the workplace, as organizations prioritize the pressure to achieve financial success. Yet, the extent to which businesses are ignoring kindness is still surprising: An astonishing 98 percent of employees report experiencing uncivil behavior at work. And whether it's verbal abuse from a manager, passing blame on mistakes or talking down to others, even the smallest incivilities can foster a culture of disrespect.
Advice for a Lifetime: Employees Reveal Their Parents' Best Career Tips
In the last 25 years, a new world of work has emerged. Between just three generations—Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials—there's been a tech revolution, the rise of the gig economy, a growing automation of jobs and increased globalization, just to name a few of the major changes that have rocked the workforce.
Cornerstone Raises Over $55,000 for Movember
Each year, the Movember movement at Cornerstone gets bigger and better – and this year was no exception. With more than 100 Cornerstone employees participating around the world, we’re excited to announce our band of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over $55,000 for the Movember Foundation, with proceeds directly supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation to advance treatment for both prostate and testicular cancer, as well as assist in the mental and physical support of those affected.
The time is now: Building stronger and more inclusive workplaces
We are in a potentially transformative moment. Stepping up to meet this moment and create positive change—in our organizations, our communities, or even within ourselves—requires listening, learning, and, at times, unlearning. We need to unlearn corrosive behavior, unlearn defensive responses that hinder honest dialogue, and unlearn our biases.
An Honor Reflects the Importance of Volunteerism at Cornerstone
We’ve written before about the importance of volunteerism at Cornerstone OnDemand. It’s not lip service to suggest that it’s become an important part of our identity and a part of our shared experience together at this company. We build volunteerism into annual company events and, more importantly, make it part of the weekly and monthly lives of Cornerstone employees.
Supporting Communities through the CSOD Corporate Sponsorship Program
Cornerstone OnDemand’s mission is to empower people, businesses and communities. We do this most visibly through our talent management software and services and the work of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.
What Employers Need to Know About the Pursuit of Purpose at Work
The "hire-to-retire" mentality is all but gone from the modern workforce. Today's employees are likely to have several different careers (and even more jobs) during their lifetime. And while a rÃ©sumÃ© of short-stinted jobs used to be considered an atrocity, employers are quickly adapting to the new landscape—hiring and promoting based on breadth of talent over length of tenure.
The Power of Mentorship & Four Nonprofit Organizations You Should Know
Each November, Cornerstars around the world commemorate the founding of Cornerstone OnDemand with a week of training, looking back, dreaming big, volunteering and, of course, lots of celebrating! Having an expanding and increasingly global team, you can imagine our anniversary celebrations look different each year. But three things remain constant: bowling, Mexican food and giving back to local communities. Naturally, since Cornerstone’s first official meeting was held at a bowling alley in Santa Monica and ended with a celebration at El Cholo Mexican restaurant on November 8, 1999. And giving back has been central to our vision since day one – in fact, we were founded with a mission to educate the world through technology.
Tools for Managing in the New World of Work: Unlimited Vacation
There’s been buzz lately about companies switching to unlimited vacation policies. That’s right, an actual corporate policy that gives employees, from their first day on the job, an unlimited amount of vacation time. No more earning two weeks of paid time off and then carefully managing your accrued hours and then trying to build your hours back up after that epic Hawaiian vacation.
3 Reasons Office Perks Are the New Normal
It's no secret that Millennials—the founders of social media and the first generation of employees raised on technology—have different aspirations and desires than their Baby Boomer parents. And there's no better place to witness these changing desires than to take a look at the evolution of office perks.