This week, we hear from HR leaders about performance management, explore how to “onboard” employees throughout their career, settle the debate about the impact of team-building exercises, and highlight software that streamlines talent management, from recruitment onwards.  

This week’s growth quote:

“It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.” 

Jonathan Ive

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Betterworks’ Customers Share Their Secrets to Continuous Performance Management® Success

Betterworks

Putting together a continuous performance management system can be daunting, but your peers have got your back. HR leaders share their top advice about performance management in Betterworks’ new guide. Find out how to consistently meet your goals, increase employee engagement, and get support for your performance management initiatives from the C-Suite. 

It’s Time to Start Thinking Differently About Onboarding

TLNT

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to onboarding. Lilith Christiansen, a VP of onboarding solutions, argues that we should give employees support when they need it, rather than piling on information when they join a company. Read more about this and other step-by-step suggestions for onboarding more effectively.  

The Problems with (Most) Team-Building Efforts and How to Avoid Them

SHRM

Have you ever wondered how building spaghetti towers (a favorite team-building exercise) helps you get results at work? You’re not the only one. This article lays out how to create team-building sessions that have an impact. Hint: They need to have a clear goal and give employees skills they can use asap.

The Talent Management System in a Nutshell

Digital HR Tech

This article contains all you need to know about using software to manage your talent management process. It touches on everything from the benefits of using tech, to what’s on the market, and how to pick the right vendor. Think of it as your guide to talent management systems, from soup to nuts.  

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Secrets of Strong Managers, Hiring Older Employees, Highlighting What Makes You Different