Articles By: Cornerstone

Performance Reviews: Go Team or Go Home

Want a better performing team? Of course you do. In business, you rely on the successful performance of teams, but performance reviews only look at the strengths and weaknesses of individuals. How do you bridge the gap? If you want a better performing team, then review them as just that…a team. When you do you can: • See the whole […]

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Giving Performance Reviews

Are performance reviews more time consuming than useful? Do your employees and your organization actually benefit from them? Well they should, and if done right, they will. You will learn how reviews can: • Motivate managers and employees • Create better managers (not better reviewers) • Improve team performance • Contribute to organizational knowledge

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Employee Engagement – It’s Actually All About Your Leaders

Only 29% of North American employees are emotionally engaged: they’re prepared, produce greater revenue, and deliver better customer service. That leaves 71% of employees who are not engaged or actively disengaged. What does this have to do with leadership? While development is critical to engagement, performance, and succession, its overall effectiveness is determined by the quality of an organization’s leaders. […]

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8 Reasons To Stop Managing Your People With Spreadsheets

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet. But if you have more than a few hundred employees, tracking performance, training, and succession with them is the stuff of nightmares. Spreadsheets and paper-based processes can’t give you deep, real-time insight into how your employees are performing or how to make them—and your company—more successful. But a talent management system can. Our clients shared […]

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The Absolute Must Do’s To Build an Agile Organization

A company’s agility trumps efficiency as today’s predictor of success. What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are […]

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Toxic Employees In The Workplace: Hidden Costs And How To Spot Them

The toxic employee: we’ve all worked with one and dread having them around. But can one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch? The answer may surprise you. Cornerstone’s recent study unveils how toxic employees affect morale, productivity and staff attrition. It also provides strategies to manage a toxic employee and even identifies warning signs to look for during the […]

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Reimagine Work

Globalization, generational shifts, new attitudes towards work and the consumerization of IT are driving business leaders to reconsider the best ways to recruit, train and manage their precious talent. These changes in the way people work are an opportunity to put employees at the center of the business strategy, create a destination for employee collaboration and mobilize talent to deliver […]

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