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SwCA Ep. 034: HR.: Employee evaluations that create lawsuits? Not on your watch!

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SHOW NOTES: Our HR HEROES HANGOUT™ series is dedicated to those who serve our societies each day, toiling in the bowels of the human capital infrastructure issues that fuel all organizations (hiring, retention, engagement, compensation, legal compliance,  etc.); our HR HEROES! These are the unsung heroes that ensure that organizations achieve and sustain maximum human capital competitive advantage! In this episode our topic is, “Employee evaluations that create lawsuits? Not on your watch!”

Employee evaluations (aka performance reviews) appear to some to be dull, meaningless tasks that some bureaucrat requires simply to waste time. No. The HR HEROES know that these deceptively simple tasks are the foundation for developing, deploying and maintaining organizational competitive advantages regarding human capital. If an organization needs the best team members, the evaluation process is the stealth tool to success.

Poorly run organizations ignore the entire concept of feedback (whether formally or informally, verbally or in writing). Average organizations expend some time on basic compliance (ensuring that everyone completed the required forms by the required dates) but with no education to team members about why the process exists and how it could benefit them. There is no meaningful follow-up or integration of the documents into the employee life cycle. Exceptional organizations understand the true purpose and underutilized power of the review process. They customize processes that fit their unique culture and maximize the review as a single swiss-army knife (to increase employee retention, engagement and loyalty while simultaneously mitigating the potential of successful legal action). Awesome!   

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