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  • by Joe Giordano - November 13, 2008
    Professional growth counseling is the act of planning for the accomplishment of individual and professional goals within your organization. It is the cornerstone of succession planning and staff development and the key to ensuring the future success of your company. Professional growth counseling is a shared effort that involves managers and their direct reports jointly committing to performance related self-improvement. Ma...
  • by Joe Giordano - September 5, 2008
    Skill-based pay is an alternative to the traditional employee performance appraisal system that rewards employees with an increase in pay rate as they demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and expertise. It allows companies to establish a direct link between employee compensation and work related skills. The basic concept of skill-based pay is the identification of predefined sets of skills, knowledge, tasks, an...
  • by Joe Giordano - June 18, 2008
    How many times have you stated, “If I had only known that about Jane I never would have hired her?” If not you directly, how many times have you heard hiring managers use the same phrase? More times than not this or a similar phrase comes to light once a newly hired employee reacts to a situation in an unacceptable or unprofessional manner. Often times their reaction may result in a loss of business or severely damage customer...