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Encouraging Continuous Professional Development in your Employees

Monday, June 15, 2015



Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is something that isn't just for your employees' benefit. A strong culture of CPD also offers a great deal to employers, so make it your responsibility to encourage it in your organization. While you're going through the process of evaluating employee performance, consider how you can use CPD to improve their motivation and success.

Benefits of Continuous Professional Development for Employers

CPD is your employees' investment into their future, and for you it's an investment into their future within your organization. Think of the extra knowledge, abilities and skills that CPD gives employees, all excellent resources that will benefit the work they do for you.

Using 360-Degree Feedback in Probationary Reviews

Friday, June 5, 2015



Using 360-degree feedback during regular appraisals and performance reviews as part of an overall employee performance management process is a common and successful method, but have you ever considered using it for new employees?

What's your organization's process for probationary periods?

The length and procedure of probationary periods may differ from business to business, but they all boil down to the same thing - new employees are given a review period to prove that they're capable of the position, during which time the employer is able to let them go. Many organizations have a formal review with the employee's manager at the end of the probationary period, where for some it's simply a case of the manager signing off either yes or no.