Performance Digest
Sept. 29, 2009

OMB Will Create New Performance Management Framework for Agencies
from Government Executive
The Office of Management and Budget is developing a new federal performance management framework, the government's chief performance officer told lawmakers. The approach will incorporate elements from other initiatives, including the Bush administration's Performance Assessment Rating Tool and the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act. More

On the Front Line HR Issues Fill More of a Manager's Time
from Winnipeg Free Press
Congratulations, you've been promoted to front-line supervisor. It feels good to know you are going to be responsible for a team of technicians doing the "real work" of your organization. That's really something to be proud of. But just a minute, do you really know what you are getting into? More

Departures at the Top
from Human Resource Executive Magazine
Confidentiality and legal requirements sometimes hamper organizations when they deal with the departure of a senior-level executive. Although communication is fraught with complexity, it is important to have a message for both internal and external groups, experts say. And employees will be analyzing the action to look for cues that impact their own work. More

Hostile Staff and Bad Leadership: The Challenge for Change Management
from Training Journal
Hostile, uncooperative staff are one of the largest barriers for businesses attempting to manage change, a study has found. More

Performance Management Programs--Keys to Success
from The Business Ledger
The words "employee performance" often strikes a chord of dissatisfaction among supervisors and employees, especially during a down economy when employees are struggling to find enough work to meet expectations, while employers are scrambling to find ways to reward top performers. More

Modeling Employee Behavior
from Human Resource Executive Magazine
A sophisticated data-analysis tool that purports to pinpoint employee productivity and job satisfaction may have some use in the workplace, but some HR experts expressed wariness about the use of such techniques. Even if doubts about the ability to craft a sophisticated enough computer model could be overcome, worries about employee reaction to such a toll were high. More

Online Classes Help Reno-area Residents Find New Careers
from The Reno Gazette-Journal
People trying to improve their skill sets or embark on new careers increasingly aew turning to online classes, with flexibility a primary reason. Kathy Gamboa, campus director of the University of Phoenix in Reno, said "ground" enrollment and online enrollment are increasing, prompted in part by the economy. More

Keeping Employees Engaged in Tough Times
from Baseline
As the economy improves and baby boomers retire, employees will have more job choices, and keeping them engaged in their work and their company will be crucial, management consultants Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty write in "Engaged! How Leaders Build Organizations Where Employees Love to Come to Work." More

Workplace Relations Redefined through Human Resource Consultancy in Australia
from Article Maniac
Workplace relation indeed plays an essential role in this fast and competitive working scenario. There are several ways of making a workplace better and more productive; it is indeed a good idea to seek professional assistance to make office environments better. More