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Janice Caplan | 4th May 2019

Make your vision and values about people explicit

 

 

So often, I find businesses create their vision and value statements and leadership competency frameworks without reference to their people. The latest example I came across was a local authority that proudly showed off its work on drawing up six leadership competencies ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 8th April 2019

    Tips on cybersecurity

     

    I have just been through a great online course about cybersecurity and how to be safe online. It reminded me of an old (bad) joke that used to be on the HR conference circuit: “People think they are good at three things: driving, love-making, and being a great judge of people.” The purpose of the joke was to persuade those that think “I can tell from the minute ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 4th April 2019

    How to get your board to embrace performance reviews

     

    We received some great thoughts from Prof Bob Garratt in response to our recent blogs about performance appraisals. Garratt is a leading consultant, academic and author[1]on corporate governance and board development. The ShareTweet

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  • Janice Caplan | 12th March 2019

    The big NO NOs of the annual review

    Last week, I discussed the hole that is left by abandoning the annual performance review. This week, let’s look at the parts of the review process that do indeed need to be dropped: in my view these are, forced-ranking, annual goals, review of competencies and manager-led processes. 
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  • Janice Caplan | 12th March 2019

    More NO NOs of the annual review

    Last week, I promised I would give my views on the merits or otherwise of reviewing performance against competencies and also look at manager-led appraisals. 

    In short, does anyone actually still use such approaches? Surely not. Reviewing performance against competencies is ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 27th February 2019

    Should we ditch the annual review?

     

    Continuing the reflections from last week, following my guest lecture on Dr Jelena Petrovic‘s excellent HRM Masters at Kingston University, here are some points that emerged from our discussion on the value or otherwise of an annual performance ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 26th February 2019

    Make check-in conversations manageable

    I have just finished guest lecturing on performance management at Kingston Business School. As in previous years, the students were outstanding and we had some great discussions. I particularly want to share with you ideas from our discussion about how to get managers to hold regular check-in conversations.

     

    Everyone liked the ‘Tough Love approach’ outlined in ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 5th December 2018

    Talent Management Takeaways

     

    My visit to the University of Tartu in Estonia inspired me on so many different levels. As I wrote last week, the sheer determination of the people to excel is striking, and I was so impressed by the high standards they achieve.

     

    For my part, it is always a great learning experience for me, when I present at conferences, and run open workshops, to know the ...

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  • Janice Caplan | 4th December 2018

    Janice Caplan at the University of Tartu

    I have just returned ...

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