Built for Success: Planning a Winning Performance Management Strategy

Every company wants to be built entirely of high performers, working together towards shared goals. But how does a company get there? Without proper performance management, the most innovative and inspired new hires may misdirect their efforts, ultimately frustrating management and subsequently themselves. In fact, according to a 2018 McKinsey Global survey, more than 50 percent of respondents believe employee performance management has not had a positive effect on employee or organizational performance.

To prevent these frustrations and potential loss of talent, corporations should look for ways to align the individual goals of employees to the broader goals of the organization. By tapping into the individual motivations of employees, you can help them achieve their peak performance, delivering great results for the organization as a whole. 

Benefits of Strong Performance Management Strategy

Here are just a few of the benefits of an effective performance management process:

  • Clearly-defined expectations: By
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4 Things You Need to Know About Going Into Dangerous Careers

Everyone needs a job to help pay their bills and ensure they have a comfortable retirement. However, not all jobs are created equal. While many jobs are fairly docile and low-risk, some jobs are so dangerous that most people wouldn’t even consider them. If you’re a risk-taker, though, there are some things you should know about taking-on a dangerous career.

The Reward Is Worth The Risk

Since there are fewer people who are able to perform the functions of dangerous jobs, many careers in dangerous fields are quite lucrative. In fact, when you look through some of the most dangerous jobs, you see among them several that provide excellent pay and benefits, even early in your career. Therefore, if you’re looking for a nice paycheck, a dangerous career could be perfect for you.

You Should Know Who To Call

With every dangerous job comes the risk for serious injuries. Read more

Twitter Search Strings for Recruiters Looking for Work


As a recruiter open to new opportunities, do you know how to search Twitter for your next recruiter job? If you don’t know how to search Twitter well enough to find the #recruiting job you are looking for or even aren’t aware of what Twitter can do for you in your job search, look no further! Our #ebook – “Twitter Search Strings for #Recruiters Looking for Work” will explain all that and more.

Among other things, Proactive Talent hires contract recruiters for on-demand recruiting projects. If interested in working with us in the future, please tell us about the types of recruiting projects you have worked on in the past. (Page 2 in the ebook)

Also, join our #talentcommunity where we share periodic updates on new projects we are hiring for, industry related information and more. (Page 2 in the ebook)

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How to source on the lesser known sites!! Scalable Path!!

Scalable Parth is a is a freelance marketplace based in California. They specialize in helping

businesses scale their development teams by connecting businesses with top-tier freelance

developers. Scalable is a little-known site and few have tried to source in it. Well to do this

without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried

and true tool, called x-raying.


So, to source within Scalable you simply need to create an x-ray string, like the one below.


site:scalablepath.com/talent/ developers


If you run the strings above in google you will get the results below.

Now I know it only shows 90, but when you click on each one and go to the bottom there are lists of people. All you need to do is click on any URL and you will see some great info; all you need to do is put on … Read more

The Change Maestro’s Management Tip – When offering solutions to improvement issues, think out of your comfort zone

As Daniel Kahneman suggests in his book Thinking Fast and Slow, the human mind tends to take the easiest path when trying to resolve issues and make a decision. This never more true when we are trying to solve process problems.

When your organization is faced with these problems the tendency is to either claim that there is no problem or decide that this problem is similar to a previous problem and so you select the same resolution even if it is not a good match.

Francesca Gino in the Harvard Business Review suggests that we need to begin thinking out of the box and consider what you could do to resolve the problem at hand. Consider the first two question from the Design Thinking Model and ask yourself what is and then what if? Not every problem s going to e the same. Each process improvement effort must be … Read more