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It’s International Women’s Day! For International Women’s Day 2022, the theme is #BreakTheBias - and as any woman will tell you, work is a common source of bias.

Happy International Women’s Day! Each year on March 8th, people and organizations around the world are encouraged to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

Did you know that 95% of managers believe annual performance appraisals are ineffective ?

So far we’ve introduced a coaching culture, implemented an online platform and added continuous 360 feedback to our performance management framework.

You've introduced a coaching culture and selected an online platform to simplify and automate the continuous performance management process.

In the first blog post of this series, we looked at resources to inspire your first performance management program and how to gain adoption by introducing coaching as an incremental (and important!) step towards continuous performance manageme

Performance. Management.

These two words have sent shivers down my spine and generated a headache for many of my former managers.

Every HR leader or executive knows that breaking down the silo mentality facilitates a high-performance, cross-functional organization. But how do you actually go about doing so?

Medical device and equipment providers have a huge training challenge on their hands:

Which performance management tools do you really need to engage employees and boost productivity?

As we enter the festive season, it’s a time for us to reflect on the tumultuous changes we’ve all endured over the past 12 months and to also look forward to the year ahead.

First of all, happy Thanksgiving everyone! Whether you are from the US or not, and celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey or tofu, we can all benefit from taking a moment for gratitude.

What’s the difference between an LMS (learning management system) and an LRS (learning record store)?

As learning professionals, we often get caught up in training delivery from our own perspective. We worry about our metrics, whether or not we can prove ROI for stakeholders and assessment results.

What’s the first thing you think about when writing an employee performance review?

Chances are, you dread delivering the pending performance review or have questions like:

Which initiatives to improve employee engagement are the most effective?

Every talent manager, HR leader and C-suite executive would jump at the chance to improve employee engagement with minimal effort.

Effective performance management in government agencies (or the public sector in general) can be challenging due to the size, complexity and multi-layered nature of government organizations.

What’s the difference between employee engagement and employee experience?

Imagine you’re a Product Marketing Manager being bombarded with requests from sales, marketing, product, executive and help teams:

Looking for the best e-learning companies in the USA? 

OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, is a goal-setting system used by organizations like Google, Spotify and Twitter, to set measurable goals within the performance management process.

Corporate e-learning exploded last year from being an (almost) optional training tool, to the complete “toolbox” that every corporate training program relied on.

After the biggest Totara release ever in October 2020, when we launched Totara’s Talent Experience Platform, we've moved from a yearly release cycle to a six-monthly cycle.

Choosing the wrong technology to improve employee experience can cripple your organization's productivity. 

The traditional approach to setting employee performance goals is for the manager to establish several goals at the start of the year with scant input from the employee.

Who’s helped you in your career?

An instructor, manager or colleague probably spotted your potential at some point and pushed you towards training that propelled you to the next level.

Your opinion of an employee’s work is valuable, but it can only go so far. In reality, many managers don’t work directly with their staff, and may not have an accurate impression of their performance.

When Douglas Conant took over as CEO of Campbell’s Soup in 2001, it was the worst-performing major food brand of its time.

Documentation is not something that seems particularly exciting, it’s probably not something you think about much.

Federal government agencies are in the fortunate position of having a lot of very skilled, very experienced talent. However, the pandemic has cast a spotlight on skills gaps in government agencies, and the US federal government is no different. 

The last year has created a unique set of challenges for US government agencies.