This week, we look at the effect micromanagement has on skilled workers, offer a toolkit for increasing employee engagement, discuss Josh Bersin’s take on the performance management technology market, and cover the skills HR leaders of the future will need.

Stop Managing Your Employees and Start Developing Them

Training Journal

In the mid-1980s, a company ran a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal that read, “Let’s get rid of management.” The idea, then popular, was that knowledge workers didn’t need to be told what to do. Yet thirty years later, the business world is still having the same debate.

Employee Engagement Toolkit: Conversation, Motivation, and Feedback

HR Technologist

Managers shouldn’t save feedback until an annual review any more than a captain should wait for an iceberg to steer the boat. This much is now common wisdom. But what should managers do instead? What does daily continuous performance management look like? BetterWorks CEO Doug Dennerline explains.

Josh Bersin: Performance Management is Heating Up

BetterWorks

HR and business leaders are realizing that the old model of annual performance reviews is ineffective for today’s workforce, with nearly 90% of HR professionals agreeing that a Continuous Performance Management® model is superior to an annual or bi-annual review process. Josh Bersin explains why the market for technologies that support this methodology is opening up massively.  

Four Job Skills HR Leaders of the Future Will Need

Fast Company

HR organizations originally emerged to handle administrative and compliance-based tasks. They’re often process-driven and have historically lacked an infusion of outside thoughts and ideas, reports Fast Company. But no longer. People are the foundation for companies of the future and HR leaders will need new skills to guide them.

That’s it for this week, we hope you all have an amazing weekend!

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If you missed last week’s recap, read it here: How Workers Interact Online, Gender Parity, and FAST Goals