Quoted – Are performance reviews a waste of time? – New York Post

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Of all the workplace rituals abhorred by employees and management alike — meetings, team-building exercises, meetings — few are as despised as the employee performance review.

Workers resent being picked apart like a frog in a high school biology class, while managers rue the time it takes away from their real jobs. Many look at employee reviews the way middle-aged folks look at their birthdays: grateful it happens only once a year.

Damn the torpedoes, many companies insist on doing them. But some experts are saying “Enough!”

Scott Testa, a professor of business administration at Cabrini College, agrees that “Historically, they’ve been very good in regard to evaluating and keeping workers on the right track.

“Ultimately, the reviews are not only good for the employer, but for the employees to show where they stand,” he says.

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Interviewing Skills for Success – Free Seminar at Cabrini

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Interviewing Skills for Success Free Seminar at Cabrini

Dear Cabrini Professors, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is having two seminars this month at Cabrini College, led by students of Cabrini College Chapter of SHRM.  All junior and senior business students are welcomed to attend these events. It would be greatly appreciated if you can make an announcement in your classes to help get the word out.  Below is a brief summary of the seminars. I will also stop by your office tomorrow Tuesday, April 6th in the monring to drop off flyers for any students interested in taking one. SHRM presents “Interviewing Skills for Success” Seminars. The first seminar will be held on Thursday, April 8th at 6:30pm in the Iadarola Center lecture hall . Human Resource Professionals from the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA) will lead a discussion on the best, most effective interviewing tips that can help you ace an interview. The second seminar will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm in the Library Conference Room.  At this time, attendees from the first seminar will be able to practice their interviewing skills by participating in mock interviews led by Cabrini College’s senior HR students. Participants are asked to dress professionally and bring a resume. Interviews will last approximately 20-30 minutes with time for feedback commentary on what the interviewee did well and needs improvement. Thank you for helping in spread the word of these two great seminars!

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