Performance Management

Why Driving Improvements Beyond Organisation Boundaries Matter? by Ramkumar Viswanathan

Business improvements and customer experience are topics that are very close to my heart. Driving business improvements is my core capability. Delivering better customer experience through improvements is something that I am passionate about.

Every time I hear the phrase ‘employee engagement’ a little piece of me dies…. by Peter Wakefield

I'm not the first to say it and know it’s a strange thing to say, particularly for someone who spends their time supporting organisations to improve their performance by developing engagement levels.

But for me the phrase ‘employee engagement’ has always been a problem, I’ve never liked it, it’s never sat well with me, but it took me a while to really understand why.

Creating and Retaining Value - Recent Failures by George Kemish

Over the past 6 months I have seen many instances where organizations have failed to take advantage of opportunities; lost market-share; put their brand at risk; or wasted resources; resulting in loss of revenue and/or additional costs.
Given that August is a quiet month, it has provided me with time to reflect on some of the problems that I have experienced and them with you so that you might learn from some of these outcomes.
So here goes:

HR analytics: Who's fooling who? by Max Blumberg

I'm going to argue here that many organisations using HR analytics to improve their people programmes are fooling themselves.

Let me explain: evidence-based HR analytics relies on a model something like this:

HR programme --> Competencies --> Employee performance --> Org performance

That is, you invest in workforce programmes to increase employee competencies ("the how") which in turn delivers increased employee and organisational performance ("the what").

The Future of Human Resources in the Age of Automation by Max Blumberg

We’ve all seen films where Artificial Intelligence replaces humans on-mass – and much debate swirls around just how much of this could ever be a reality.

Meet Erica – perhaps the world’s most advanced, human-like robot yet. She demonstrates that we may not be too far away from silver-screen-like AI workers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaTfzYDZG8c

And The Oscar For Best Project Goes To... by Guy Butler

I once pitched an Operational Excellence programme to the top team of the company I was working for at the time.

Wanting to make an impact, I came up with a catchy name to emphasise the journey we needed to take.

The pitch day came. Standing at the front of the room, I opened with a story of Julius Caesar crossing a river in order to get to Rome and sort things out.

Enabling data-driven hiring decisions - the marriage of behavioural science, data science and AI technology

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into the world of HR and recruitment is not just an idea anymore, it is a reality. Neural networks, machine learning and natural language processing are all being introduced into different areas of HR.

These developments contribute to the function’s increased accessibility to data-driven insights and analytics, enabling better-informed people decisions.

Change = Performance drop? It’s a Faulty Equation… by Vivienne Edgecombe

This series of articles is best read in order, so if you haven’t read article 1, article 2.1 or article 2.2 yet, I invite you to head over and do that first.

Thinking about abandoning performance management? by Andrew Fox

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by Andrew Fox
Head of HR for Global Functions, Technology and Services at HSBC

About Andrew
Andrew has worked for his entire career in HR in Financial Services and Professional Services and is passionate about enabling business performance and people development.