Stacked Reviews and Why 360 Performance Reviews are better

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Nov 19, 2013 2:06:00 PM

Last week there was a lot of news about forced or stacked reviews in the news. This type of performance review requires that managers rate their team on a bell curve and then send the low performers packing. Just as Microsoft released a statement to say they were discarding the practice, Yahoo’s CEO announced they planned to begin using the “rank-and-yank” system. This topic has received quite a bit of press, and not so positive at that.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Product News, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

The Value of Lean Management: Is your Organization Keen on Lean?

Posted by April

Nov 7, 2013 3:46:00 PM


Car manufacturing has come a long way since its inception. We have probably all heard about the assembly line from Henry Ford and the way in which it was useful in manufacturing automobiles at a faster pace than before.

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Topics: Leadership, Product News, Healthcare Reform, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

Managing Your Workforce Competencies: TEDS Talent Management

Posted by April

Oct 14, 2013 1:54:00 PM

Jill is a fantastic nurse in pediatrics and can speak French, Spanish, and English. Robbie scored the highest among his peers when working with intellectually and physically handicapped patients, while Abby has little experience in that area of healthcare, but has several state certifications. Marvin is highly proficient in orthopedics and has the ability to train his colleagues. So how can a hospital manage all of this information so when internal job openings arise, they can pinpoint all potential candidates easily?

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Topics: Product News, TEDS News, Competency Based Talent Management, Talent Management