Published: 24 February 2022
Employees struggle to prioritize the right work to drive business outcomes when their goals are misaligned or not useful. HR professionals must implement goal-setting practices that help employees translate organization goals to their role, allow for collaboration and encourage ongoing adjustments.
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Effective goal-setting strategies that create useful and aligned goals can motivate employees to perform and achieve business outcomes.
Significant internal barriers, especially in an increasingly hybrid workforce, exist to employee goal setting, including disconnection from organizational goals, reduced visibility and disruption due to organizational shifts.
HR business partners (HRBPs) have the opportunity to make goal setting more useful and engaging to employees by driving clarity, transparency and flexibility during the goal-setting process.
HR professionals using effective goal-setting to drive employee performance should:
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