Eric Carlson, Author at Agile Product Solutions
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Job Seekers- take a deep breath before you reply

For a few years now, I have been responsible for structuring an applicant experience for the candidates of our clients that is easy to use and helps them find jobs. And, we have been pretty successful having helped thousands of job seekers find employment over the last four years.  For the most part, the process is […]

How Objective PM Systems Impact Employee Growth and Performance

In business situations, employees and managers often have a poor attitude about the topic of performance management, because they don’t see the value that can be gained through a quality performance management system. They view the performance management process as a necessary event that needs to be completed, and it often is obligatory and rushed […]

Onboarding is a Solution to Measure Employee Value in a Company

When you are hiring a new employee, the goal is to help the employee become trained and integrated as quickly as possible. The sooner they are comfortable with their new position, the faster they will be able to add value to the company. In all business, it is important for the employee-employer relationship to add […]

Managing Employee Performance with Multiple Appraisers

In a business environment, it can be easy to make the mistake of having “tunnel vision” when it comes to managing employee performance. Sometimes, managers are focused too much on the numbers, and not enough on the employee skill sets that will help those numbers to improve. For example, the manager might be focused on […]

How Onboarding New Employees Ties Directly to Performance Management

The onboarding process can set the tone as the employee starts working with your company, which is why a quality onboarding system should be in place to make it an easy transition into the company. Many business owners and managers understand that the onboarding process is important to help the employee get started with their […]

How Social Recruiting Transformed the Hiring Process

There is no question that social recruiting has impacted the hiring process, but many companies are losing out on potential employees because they are leaving the social element out of their recruiting strategy. If you want to attract the right candidates for your job posting, then you need to take an active approach with social […]

The Negative Impact of Rehiring Past Employees

At one point or another, most companies will face the dilemma of whether they should rehire a past employee. At first, the idea of rehiring a past employee may seem like a good idea, because that person is already familiar with the company and the way things are handled in the office. But, there are […]

Performance Profiles vs. Traditional Skills Based Job Descriptions

Traditional skills based job descriptions are still being used by many companies, but these types of jobs descriptions are not as effective as they once were. If your recruiting efforts focus mostly on jobs with traditional descriptions, then it is possible that you are missing out on the opportunity to hire an employee who is […]

Tying Employee Compensation to Performance

If you are looking for a way to tie employee compensation to performance, then it is important that you have a quality performance management system in place. Without an employee tracking system, the process of determining pay increases becomes more difficult… resulting in the potential for unfair compensation decisions. Why Performance Management Matters Performance management […]

Using Technology to Overcome Hiring Frustrations

It can be very frustrating to have an open position that you are trying to fill, only to find that you are having a hard time connecting with the right applicants for the job. Sometimes the frustration can occur because of a lack of qualified applicants… how are you supposed to hire the right person […]