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Human Resources (HR), or people as we more commonly refer to them, are a big part of any organization’s success. Without good people in place, business is much harder.  Give me great people with an average plan over a great plan with average people any day.  To have an effective HR management system in place you need the following core systems:

  • Hiring, Firing and Promotion – who you hire, fire and promote
  • Education and Training – how well you train them
  • Performance Management – how you hold them accountable for performance
  • Compensation, Benefits & Rewards – what you pay them and how you incentivize performance
  • Internal Communications – making sure everyone is clear about the above 4 items and any other pressing business issues

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The purpose of this page is simply to share some insights into how and why our website was started. Back in September of 2002, the vision for was born out of a strong desire to share the many benefits of high quality leadership tools and resources; tools that have helped me in so many ways, in both my personal and professional life. It’s been my experience as a leader in a corporate environment for the past 30+ years, that most of the really good leadership tools and programs on the market today tend to be cost prohibitive. We

Performance planning is a great way to give a sense of direction to the employees and create a space for them to grow in their career.  In this guide, we will discuss what is performance planning and the process. Some useful templates are also provided. You can edit these online; simply click on the template to open them in the editor, modify and download.

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For over 25 years, Mind Tools has been helping people enjoy happy, successful careers with a one-stop learning hub: the Mind Tools Club. Our goals have stood unwavering for a quarter-century: build a dedicated subscription channel to replace multiple searches across countless resources, and deliver a complete toolkit of resources for professional and personal development.

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