Chris Arringdale's Blog (31)

Expert Opinions on Pay Transparency

Compensation isn’t always easy to talk about. In fact, it’s still one of the most closely guarded topics within even the closest circles of family and friends. While we’re reticent to discuss how much we make or how much we pay in our personal lives,…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on March 2, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments

Employee Bonuses V.S. Raises... Which is More Important?

As the 9-to-5 continues to become a thing of the past, companies are scrambling to figure out new ways of paying their employees. …

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Added by Chris Arringdale on February 9, 2016 at 8:22am — No Comments

Are You Hesitant to Base Compensation on Performance? Don't be.

At most companies, compensation is based on performance. If an employee shows that they’re worth their salary and more, they get a raise (and a bonus, depending on the job and company). Recently, however, there’s been a shift in thinking about the…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on February 4, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

It's Easy to Get Lost in the Past with Performance Reviews...

You’ve looked far and wide for a solid reason to keep the performance appraisal aspect of your performance management system around. You know the metrics from the evaluations are key to improving the business, unfortunately your managers and employees…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on January 28, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Don’t Leave Your Employees in the Dark

Employees want and need to know their problem areas and successes on a regular basis. This one-on-one feedback is desired, but unfortunately can't fit everyone's schedules. …

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Added by Chris Arringdale on January 20, 2016 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

A Full-Scale Approach to Building a High-Performance Organization

After all of these professional conversations about developing high-performance teams and HiPo employees – once you’ve hired them – …

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Added by Chris Arringdale on January 13, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

Improve Employee Performance with Proper Goal Setting

How would you go about beating your best without any sort of goal or outline in place? Much less, goals fitting their skills and experience. A manager's purpose is to make your team members better employees and help them along their path of professional development. So how as a…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on January 6, 2016 at 9:37am — No Comments

How to Put the Employee into Employee Recognition

Employee recognition is a high ticket item when it comes to retention and employer branding. The reality is no one wants to work in an environment where accomplishments go unnoticed. While it’s true employees won’t turn a blind eye to a bonus or raise,…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on December 23, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Don’t Make These 5 Common Performance Review Mistakes

Performance reviews are naturally stressful, for both the manager and the employee. In fact, over 40% of employees dislike these reviews and an even higher percentage of HR professionals don’t like their systems. Obviously, something is already broken…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on December 16, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Can You Have Performance Without Engagement?

Employee performance has its own set of metrics, and just the same, employee engagement is measured on another set of data. The real question is: why are performance and engagement being calculated separately? They are so closely related and rely…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on December 2, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Why Amazon’s Rank & Yank Doesn’t Work

We’ve come to expect larger organizations, the ones that have been around long enough to accumulate hundreds of employees, to have stellar performance management practices. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Rack and stack performance review…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on November 18, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Key Performance Management Metrics You Forgot to Assess

As Deloitte redesigns their performance management system, it has made some leaders wonder, What am I missing? Assessing employee performance isn’t just about measuring their skill; it produces inconsistent data. Instead of evaluating the immediate…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on November 11, 2015 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Should Your Company Invest in a Workplace Flexibility Program?

Whether your team is composed of a predominantly Millennial group, or there’s a mixture of generations, a work-life balance is necessary. The question is: how far should you take that balance? Many companies are working toward a more flexible program…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on November 4, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

7 Ways Companies Fail Big Time in Building Company Culture

What do you think of when you hear the term company culture? Is it the employee perks like free gym memberships? Monthly team lunches on the company dollar? Even something as small as free parking? While these do determine a small portion of what sets…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on October 28, 2015 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

3 Tips for Aligning Organizational Goals with Performance

Employees go about their daily activities every week, waiting for the project that breaks them from their positions and gives them the opportunity to climb the ladder. However, while this may be true for companies in the movies, it’s not always the…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on October 21, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments

Struggling with Performance Appraisals? You’re Not Alone…

Day after day, week after week, you grapple with addressing performance among those on your team. Even for the employees who are great workers, you have a hard time handling company mandates and what your employees need to hear. It’s not just…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on October 14, 2015 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

How to Assess Individual Performance in a Dynamic Organization

Measuring performance is a pivotal move for any organization, especially for those companies who have collaborative and self-managed teams. However, assessing individual performance in a dynamic organization like these isn’t the same as the…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on October 9, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Is Your Workaholic Culture Ruining Employee Performance?

We’ve all had days at work where you clock in before the sun rises and clock out after the sun sets… but hopefully it’s not a habit. For organizations where it’s more common to eat dinner at a desk than a table, promoting workaholic behavior on a…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on October 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Ways to Engage Employees Before Performance Problems Arise

Productivity, performance, and standards are key facets of your team’s day-to-day work. But before issues with these develop, what can you do? Are there any preventative measures departmental and company leadership can take? Yes – specifically targeted…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on September 24, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Missing One Performance Appraisal Can Damage Productivity

Employees need – they desperately want – feedback from their supervisors. While many suggest the benefits of informal feedback, passing down the hall or a casual conversation about the latest team project, there are benefits to integrating formality…

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Added by Chris Arringdale on September 17, 2015 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

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