Date published: 05/08/2017 - 12:44

Why is performance management important?

Since my entry into HR in the early 2000s I have worked for a number of companies, all of which preached performance management. Interestingly enough, the term performance management meant something completely different to each employer, and certainly holds different connotations and meanings to employees. Although performance management means different things to different people, I have found that most employers agree that performance... Read More

Date published: 05/02/2017 - 05:41

Multinational organizations will need intelligent and flexible tools and processes to recruit the best talent, get the best contributions from that talent, and manage and retain key performers, all according to regional/local customs and requirements. Leveraging the power of digital transformation and the self-developing organizations, a talent management software system can populate and then empower this digital connectivity and transparency, while encouraging employee self-development and... Read More

Date published: 04/03/2017 - 12:01

With market valuations of digital network business leaders such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Airbnb dwarfing those of comparable physical-asset-laden Fortune 500 rivals, today’s greater value has proved to be in the network. How is this so? Look at the time and cost efficiencies associated with moving from sole reliance on physically boxed and transported products to digitally delivered transactions (e.g., disk software to SaaS). Behold the savings that digital on-demand... Read More

Date published: 03/21/2017 - 09:29

Technological advances are occurring at an astonishing rate. In my lifetime alone, we’ve witnessed staticky black and white televisions get replaced by wide- and flat-screened, 3D color TVs; and wall-mounted telephones with cords that tangled into knots shrink into untethered, wireless devices the size of our palms, allowing us to communicate and access information anywhere without having to lug heavy equipment or insert a quarter. But we have also witnessed “failures” in the application of... Read More

Date published: 03/16/2017 - 13:26

A perplexing paradox, for sure, but artificial intelligence (AI) empowers us to get more personal (or personalized) with customers, job candidates and members of our workforce than our best human attempts at engagement.

If you don’t’ believe it, return to one of the popular consumer and commercial apps you use such as Amazon, Facebook or Google, and witness how after a keyword search or the placement of an item in your shopping cart, your online experience becomes more targeted toward... Read More

Date published: 01/23/2017 - 13:06

Image is everything when it comes to companies attracting a Millennial crowd, and applications are no exception. With a younger generation of incoming employees, bars must be set to new heights. The Millennial employee is both concerned with the job we’re doing and who we’re doing it for. Millennials are interested in working for companies that pride themselves on image, aesthetic, and style. A company’s commitment to image reflects an outstanding investment, not only in the work being done... Read More

Date published: 01/03/2017 - 06:47

2017 is upon us. After we’ve recovered from any holiday stupor it’ll be time to return our focus to future business. But the ghosts of years passed threaten to haunt us. What can we do better in 2017?


User adoption is a shared responsibility. With HR already governing as many as a dozen separate logins for employees, can we really expect our workforces to proactively log into additional applications? Whether you’re an HR... Read More

Date published: 12/08/2016 - 12:40

For content marketers, it’s a rewarding feeling to realize you’ve hit a sweet spot, that the research you’re conducting and the informational material you’re producing is resonating with an audience. In some modest, small-step ways I feel this way about Lumesse’s organizational embracement of the philosophy of the self-developing organization within its culture and products and the subsequent reception this has recently received. As a result, we’re proud to once again welcome you to download... Read More

Date published: 12/06/2016 - 10:13

Employee disengagement is always a problem. The best way to combat it is to make performance and employee contribution fun. Give your employees a voice and control over their own development and destiny within the scheme of corporate objectives and culture.

It’s also essential you make adoption and use easy. Some of your people may like challenges but the adoption of corporate-issue software is likely not one of them.

A Needed Duality to Talent Management Systems... Read More

Date published: 11/17/2016 - 11:09

So it’s nearly December, your potential candidates are holiday planning, and the focus shifts from work to downtime and having a lot of time for reflection. That’s great, but it is also a dangerous time for those about to welcome new hires into the corporate fold. This time of year has greater significance for prospective employees who are about to transition into a new role within a new company. What do you think these people will start to do? They’ll get excited about the new opportunity... Read More