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Posted by Gavan O'Shea on Feb 19, 2014

Evoking terms like “trial by fire” and “crucible,” leaders often cite challenging experiences as the most important element of their personal growth.

Posted by HumRRO Staff on Dec 26, 2013

Technology has had a huge influence in the world of training in recent years. In December 2012 the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) posted “Seven Trends Expected to Influence Training in 2013”. The last item on their list was “Learning will continue to go mobile.” When we talk about mobile learning the implication is often learning in formal education settings—where students are...

Posted by Cheryl Paullin on Nov 6, 2013

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of voluntary separations (turnover) across all U.S. organizations increased by 48% since its lowest recent rate in September 2009. Turnover is acceptable when it removes a poorly-fitting or actively disengaged employee.

Posted by Gavan O'Shea on Sep 11, 2013

Despite their widespread use, many 360-degree feedback programs fail to live up to their potential. In an earlier post, I described how trained feedback facilitators can help participants interpret their results, identify hidden “blind spots,” and create development plans....

Posted by Rod McCloy on Sep 5, 2013

In this blog entry, we provide some of our recommendations for developing teacher evaluation systems. These recommendations rest on the performance theory (Campbell, McCloy, Oppler, & Sager, 1993) presented in our previous two blogs (Performance or Effectiveness? A Critical Distinction for Teacher...

Posted by Rod McCloy on Aug 20, 2013

In our initial blog entry, Performance or Effectiveness? A Critical Distinction for Teacher Evaluation, we argued that it is essential to differentiate performance (behaviors people engage in on the job; i.e., what people do) from effectiveness (the results of performance) when conducting teacher...

Posted by HumRRO Staff on Aug 5, 2013

Recently, a program director who works with me asked why he needed to proctor his students when they take an exam. The test is administered to students across the country, once a year. In his words “these aren’t kids; they’re adults in a graduate training program. Why do they need a babysitter?”

Posted by HumRRO Staff on Aug 1, 2013

How far out in time can we realistically predict the ripple effects of what we do today? Should we plan to measure impacts at intervals based on the theory of relativity or, when they enter the Time Warp, as the lyrics suggest: with a bit of a mind flip, will they move into the time slip, where nothing can ever be the same?

It’s always interesting to think about the impact...

Posted by Dan Putka on Jul 29, 2013

Over the past several months, the web has been abuzz with articles about "leveraging data to inform HR" and "Big Data meeting HR". Articles from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and HR blogs have been quick to report on this trend. The basic notion is simple - having HR and business outcome data, whether massively large, or of even more modest size, can help organizations make...

Posted by Rod McCloy on Jul 26, 2013

Teacher evaluation has become a major focus of reform at the highest levels of education policy making. The Obama administration awarded states more points for plans to improve teacher evaluation in their Race to the Top applications than for nearly any other policy area. The administration’s Blueprint for Reform for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (i.e., NCLB...


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