HRN Performance Solutions will be exhibiting at the upcoming SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition taking place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL June 16-18. Stop by booth #2019 and visit with HRN representatives and view demos of our Compease and Performance Pro solutions. If you are interested in attending, contact HRN to receive a free exhibit hall access pass.
May 9, 2013
Webinar Title: Aligning Performance Management and Compensation Practices
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 1pm Eastern Time
Practically every HR administrator has experienced the difficulty of determining and allocating appropriate employee pay adjustments at annual performance review time. There are so many factors to consider; budget, performance rating, current compensation, peer compensation, current market, survey data, etc. How do you eliminate unproductive guesswork and ensure fair and equitable performance and compensation programs are in place at all levels?
Please join Gene Mandarino, SPHR and Senior HR Consultant to present an informative 60 minute webinar titled “Aligning Performance Management and Compensation Practices.
Please note: This session has been submitted for HRCI credit approval.
During this free, no obligation webinar, designed for all interested HR and compensation leaders/administrators and staff we will address and answer the following learning objectives:
- List strategies organizations can use to ensure their payroll dollars get funneled to the right people in a fair and equitable way.
- Gain a better understanding of pay for performance systems.
- Discuss method for aligning pay to performance.
- How to ensure performance evaluation systems and pay should be aligned to maximize productivity.
We hope you will be able to attend this free and informative presentation.
About the Presenter: Gene Mandarino, MAOD, SPHR, Sr. HR Consultant
Gene has over ten years experience in organizational development, compensation and performance improvement consulting. His experience also includes designing and conducting programs on supervisory skills, customer relations, leadership and team problem solving for businesses, municipalities and colleges. Gene holds a master’s degree in organizational development.
March 28, 2013
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) conducted the 2012-13 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey. The survey was comprised
of 1,109 higher education institutions, both public (46%) and private (54%), encompassing the salaries of 182,482 job incumbents in 275 positions nationwide. The findings indicated a 2% increase in the median base salaries for individuals with positions requiring professional-level competencies. The survey compares current data to previous years’ survey outcomes.
To view the Executive Summary and read more about the salary survey results by Carnegie Class, Job Category, or how salary increases compared to inflation, click here.
HRN Performance Solutions is the provider of Compease, an easy-to-use and comprehensive salary planning and compensation program.
March 20, 2013
Just a few weeks ago, we watched with dropped jaws the news of the Carnival cruise ship, Triumph, as it was being towed to safety after a fire occurred in an engine room. The tow back to shore lasted longer than the cruise itself. Passengers shared their horror stories with the media about the bathroom facilities not working properly causing a stench onboard, having to spend time on the deck in sweltering heat, the scarcity of food and fresh water, and boredom. Well, it has happened again, and again, and again! Just last week three more ships in Carnival’s fleet – Elation, Dream, and now, Legend – have found themselves in less than entertaining, and certainly not name-worthy situations. Though these three recent incidents were not as colossal as Triumph’s problems, it still comes down to the fact that their passengers were greatly inconvenienced.
According to CNN.com Carnival announced they would be conducting “a comprehensive review” of all their ships after the crippling Triumph incident. While this is a positive step in the right direction, they will have to do much more to restore confidence and build loyalty in current
and prospective passengers.
What I found interesting was that some passengers said their chief complaint was the lack of communication on the ship. They reported the captain shared only limited information with them. This made me think about how important strong communication is within an organization. Clear, straight-forward communication would have benefited the passengers on the ship the same way it does with the employees of an organization.
Think about how your employees would react if you didn’t share your organizational mission and goals with them. What if you didn’t have essential conversations with them or give them regular feedback through performance appraisals? Most likely they would lack direction, become complacent and unproductive, and finally morale could become intolerable. Senior management has a responsibility to make sure each employee can see with clarity the big picture. Only then will each employee be able to appropriately identify the action steps they must take to contribute to the central organizational objective. By encouraging individual managers and supervisors to promote transparency through good communication in the organization, they will help build employees’ confidence in their ability to lead them in a structured and efficient manner. Remember, employees of today are potentially your company’s leaders of tomorrow.
March 12, 2013
HRN Performance Solutions is attending and exhibiting at the upcoming National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) trade show and convention taking place in Phoenix,
AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center, March 26-27.
Stop by booth 1430 to learn about HRN solutions and services and meet Paul Hendrycks, VP, Sales & Marketing and Mike Dougal, Director of HR Consulting. HRN looks forward to introducing our HR solutions and consulting services to this vibrant marketplace.
January 25, 2013
There are at least three reasons performance evaluations are so important.
- They are an employee’s report card – how well is he/she doing?
- They present an opportunity to praise a good employee and manage a not-so-good one.
- Finally, if done right, they can be helpful evidence for an employer in legal disputes with employees or former employees.
The problem we are seeing trend most recently regarding performance reviews . . .
- Are you evaluating your top managers (e.g. CEO, CFO, CHRO) and your highest compensated employees?
Here are some tips for doing good performance reviews:
- Evaluate ALL your employees (including top management)
- Be honest and take time to do a good job
- Evaluate for the whole period (e.g. one year) – don’t short-time someone
- Evaluate only job-related matters
- Don’t “soft pedal” or “slam” due
to personal feelings of like or dislike
- Don’t evaluate when angry.
HRN Performance Solutions are employee performance experts. We offer a range of solutions and services to address improving both organizational and employee performance through proven and effective performance management methodologies. These solutions range from consulting, to forms, to Performance Pro, our online, automated employee performance management system. Check it out.
January 7, 2013
2013 is off to a great start! The Performance Pro 3.1.2 release is now live.
Items included in this release:
- Granular Goal vs Factor Weights (set by AU)
- Forced Routing of Forms and/or Appraisals
- Routing completion notifications for Forms and/or Appraisals
- The overall Factor/Goal description will be set apart from level descriptions with our standard blue color
- AU Acceptance of Terms of Service Agreement. Note: All AU’s will need to accept this on first login to PP3.
- Hiding Overall Weight as an option with Hide Weights
- Completion Past Due Appraisal Designation
Clients requiring additional information about any of these enhancements can
contact HRN client support during our regular business hours to speak to a Performance Pro specialist by calling 1-800-940-7522. We would love to hear from you!
October 29, 2012
Every four years we have a presidential election rolling around that causes us to pull out our policy manual and check our “Time Off for Voting” policy. I would suspect that most company policies regarding this are pretty standard; generally allowing for a reasonable amount of work time off (paid or unpaid) for employees to stop by the polls and cast their ballots.
However, the process may be a little more complicated. Your policy may need to be revised based on the state(s) in which you have employees. State laws vary with respect to whether such time off must be paid; the amount of notice employees must provide to their employer; and whether employers may designate the hours taken off to vote.
Below is a list of states that have the most notable state law requirements. If you have employees working in these states, be sure to go to that specific state’s website to find out the details so you are in compliance.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Keep in mind these laws apply every year, not only when there is a presidential election. For more information regarding company policies, including time off to vote, check out our HR Suite product by clicking here.
October 11, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (October 11, 2012) —HRN Performance Solutions, a provider of human resource solutions and consulting services and BambooHR, a leading provider of cloud-based human resources software for small and medium sized businesses, jointly announced a new partnership and the release of web services integration between HRN’s Performance Pro employee performance appraisal system and the BambooHR employee management system.
The Performance Pro integration with BambooHR provides HR administrators a seamless, integrated HRIS and performance management database with minimal setup and no additional cost to the client. Relevant employee data including key demographic data, new hires, role change specifics and other data that is modified or added in the BambooHR system will automatically sync to the Performance Pro program, eliminating duplicate entry and removing the pain of managing and maintaining the same data in two separate locations.
By partnering, Performance Pro and BambooHR provide businesses immediate entry into true talent management that is comparable to expensive enterprise talent management offerings used by large businesses. Exceptional client feedback regarding the integration and high client demand for third party integrations proves Performance Pro and BambooHR are leading the pack.
“What’s not to like?” explains Michele Lindsay, Executive Vice President of HRN. “The BambooHR to Performance Pro integration link is free, saves clients’ time and money, is incredibly easy to use, works automatically, and ensures data integrity. Our collective clients are the big winners and we couldn’t be happier for them.”
“We’re excited to give small and medium businesses a competitive advantage by partnering with HRN and the exceptional Performance Pro system.” said Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR. “The immediate and long-term benefits are obvious and we always enjoy thrilling clients with solutions that make their business better.”
For small and mid-sized companies BambooHR is a leader in cloud-based HRIS applications providing simple and accessible tools for managing employee data. Unlike complicated and expensive enterprise talent management systems BambooHR offers an affordable, easy to use system, optimized for the specific needs of today’s growing companies. Visit BambooHR today at www.bamboohr.com.
About HRN Performance Solutions
HRN Performance Solutions provides practical and effective human resources management solutions and consulting services designed to simplify and improve employee development, compensation administration, and regulatory compliance. Performance Pro is a proven and affordable online employee performance management system in use by nearly 900 clients in a wide variety of industries. HRN can be found on the Internet at: www.hrnonline.com.
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October 5, 2012
HRN Performance Solutions will be exhibiting at the 15th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo taking place in Chicago, IL Oct 8-9. Stop by and visit with HRN representatives at booth 1042 and learn what’s new with HRN solutions and services.
So what is new you ask?
- Well, the 2013 Compease salary data update is shipping this month to all of our Compease clients.
- And speaking of Compease . . . HRN developers are hard at work and scheduled to complete the Compease online release in late Q1 2013. Once available, Compease will seamlessly integrate with Performance Pro and allow for convenient and secure online access.
- Next week HRN will be announcing an exciting technology integration partnership with BambooHR (based in Provo,UT). Stay tuned for more news about this partnership that will allow for seamless online integration of BambooHR HRIS employee data with Performance Pro creating a true integrated talent management solution for small and medium sized businesses at a fraction of the cost of the big enterprise offerings.
- If that isn’t enough, HRN product managers and developers are hard at work on a new succession planning module that will operate either on it’s own or as part of Performance Pro.
- And finally, the annual HR Suite update was released in August providing updates and additions to over 20 policies and HR forms.
So as you can see we have a lot to talk about. Stop on by. See you Monday and Tuesday in the Windy City. If you are not able to attend and would like more information about any of HRN’s solutions and services don’t hesitate to contact HRN directly at http://www.hrnonline.com/Contact/contact-us.asp.