Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale: A Full Guide with Examples

Behaviorally anchored rating scale (BARS) in performance management is nearly a 60-year-old concept. One reason it has persisted this long—that organizations still pour time and resources into building and maintaining these scales—is that it is defensible. It’s hard to challenge judgments based on direct observation of behavior. So how can behaviorally anchored rating scale fit…

HR Competencies for 2025 – A Future Standard

Today’s HR professionals are facing a growing skills gap. A recent survey found that 60% of employees believe that their current skill set will become outdated in the next three to five years. This poses a challenge for HR. Not only will their existing skills become obsolete, but they will also need to develop new…

Leadership Development Plan

7 Steps to Create a Leadership Development Plan

A leadership development plan is a useful tool to ensure that your organization has a strong pipeline of future leaders. The continuous evolution and success of any organization are linked to the continuous growth and evolution of its leadership. Creating a solid leadership development plan helps outline detailed steps to identify and nurture the next…

Pay Equity

Pay Equity: All You Need to Know

Delivering fair pay and complying with pay equity legislation are two crucial deliverables for HR leaders. These goals are never easy to achieve! In this article, we look at what exactly pay equity is, why you should prioritize it, and how to address it at your organization. ContentsWhat is pay equity? What is pay fairness?The…

A Guide to Compensation Analysis

Compensation analysis is vital to providing fair, equitable compensation. Smart organizations know that providing the right compensation is one of the key pillars to attract and retain the best talent. A thorough compensation analysis provides the data and insights for critical decisions as it relates to salaries and total benefits for employees. Labor costs make…

Organizational Transformation

Organizational Transformation: 10 Steps for Success

Organizational transformation is on the minds of many business leaders. Smart managers are always looking for opportunities to increase their organizational effectiveness and strengthen their company culture. This effort is especially critical in times of change like we have experienced as a result of the pandemic. It’s also where organizational transformation becomes the factor for…