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Everyone Hates Performance Evaluations

It’s here. A month filled with mountains of paperwork, hours of introspection and far too many awkward conversations. Review season.

A joint study out of Kansas State University, Eastern Kentucky University and Texas A&M confirms what we’ve all been feeling: everyone hates performance reviews. Managers don’t like giving them. Employees don’t like getting them. And even employees most interested in learning and improving — presumably the most valuable employees — are equally discouraged by the negative feedback.

So what’s the problem? In part, it’s procedural - when feedback is one-sided (e.g., from peers to employee), it ...

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Moneyball-Style Analytics for HCM

Remember Moneyball? In 2002, the small-budget Oakland A’s used oft-overlooked stats—on base and slugging percentages—to drive their draft decisions and turn their season around. The data was available to every team in Major League Baseball, but the A’s were the only team that knew how to use it.

That’s what we’re doing with talent management.

After talking to real HR pros, it’s clear that accurate, actionable data could have a huge impact on:

  • Assessing a candidate’s skills before they walk through the door
  • Quantifying their performance once they’re on the job ...

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Managing People, Not Responsibilities

One of the reasons I decided to create 2gno.me was to help companies streamline the dreaded employee evaluation process. Data shows that a majority of employees—from top management on down—are disengaged at their jobs, and companies are struggling to figure out why.


A recent post on the talent management blog TLNT offers a few theories. “Many managers are ineffective at managing their people,” Howard Risher writes, because “in some cases they were promoted to a supervisory role because of their technical skills and have poor people skills.” 

In a time when job responsibilities change often as ...

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Do you ever wonder how other people see you? When it comes to our own self-knowledge, we all have blind spots. We simply can’t see ourselves the way others do.

Know Yourself - 2gno.me

To gain this insight you need peer review; input from your friends, colleagues, teachers, clients or bosses. When we better understand ourselves we can zero in on traits or habits that we can improve upon.

We have mentioned a tool used by psychologists to help individuals increase self-knowledge.

The “Johari Window” is a four-paneled grid that can help us organize areas of perception

1.      What is known about us ...

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What personality trait did Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Teresa share? Each of them was born with a naturally timid disposition, yet they all found the courage to stand up for their beliefs in a very public way that made significant advances for human rights.

A Timid Nature - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced moments of timidity, but there are many of us who experience it on a daily basis. Some have made their peace with what they deem something they were “born with”. They have learned to appreciate the positive things about being introverted, such as being careful, approachable and having a calming effect ...

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In deep contemplation of life, NASA scientists have gone so far as to land a robot, the rover Curiosity, on the surface of Mars.

What a wonder this is -- the expertise, the time, attention and money paid. Perhaps the early lesson here is that a single body, in this case Earth, can offer only so much insight on itself.

So we strike out; take a great leap into another realm to search for the “building blocks of life”, as NASA has called it. Of course, whatever we find on Mars we can apply back to our own world, our own ...

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In a job interview you want to stay positive, avoid lodging complaints, being cynical or exuding negativity. Likeability is a big factor for recruiters. They know who their people are, and will look to bring in talented professionals who know how to get along -- sometimes in favor of hiring someone with the best qualifications on paper.

What recruiters desire is common to other arenas as well. At social events, the logic is simple; people are subconsciously drawn to those who have a likable personality.

One of the most important keys to living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is having ...

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