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Avoid performance punishment by partnering with star performers


Star performers are important to a company’s bottom line because they’re naturally inclined to go that extra mile. These are the individuals that deliver results and have that uncanny capacity to hold much more work at a bandwidth level. A good employer understands the importance of looking after their top employees, and it’s simply not about financial incentives anymore.

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Performance management: Roots of poor performance

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Despite the increased focus on employee management efforts in recent years, poor performance still plagues employers. Performance problems slow down productivity, decrease morale and take up the valuable time of HR professionals and managers. Even worse is that poor performance can eventually result in employment terminations and be a reason for additional recruiting and hiring costs. The best way to deal with poor performance is to stop it as soon as possible by identifying the reasons behind it. Keep reading to find out the main cause behind poor work performance.

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Manage your talent with an integrated approach

Talent management can best be defined as the integration of all of the complex processes within HR - managed in an integrated and optimised environment - to deliver business benefits to the organisation. Many of the organisations I come into contact with like to say that their employees are their greatest asset and also the source of their competitive advantage, however many of them are unprepared for the challenge they face - to find, motivate and retain the employees they need to achieve their business goals.

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Career sustainability: It’s not just black or white

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Victim mentality is rearing its ugly head in South African business leadership at many levels. I hear over and over that career management is impossible in our race-obsessed country but it's easy to fall into the blame game trap. The fact of the matter remains that sustainable careers are crafted and effectively managed over the long term, and don't just happen overnight. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing proof of enough well-thought-out career plans and strategies.

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How should you promote your star performers to managers?

Management theory is like hair: it continues to grow and change sometimes depending heavily on the fashion of the day. But there are a few truths that seem to have settled into their favourite chairs in front of the fireplace with no indication of budging! One of these is to promote our star performers to managers.

Management theory is like hair: it continues to grow and change sometimes depending heavily on the fashion of the day. But there are a few truths that seem to have settled into their favourite chairs in front of the fireplace with no indication of budging! One of these is to promote our star performers to managers.

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