IHRIM and HR.com Performance Management Webinar Set for November 9

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Employee Performance Management solutions promise to help increase employee engagement, alignment and improve productivity. These solutions were created, not just to automate processes, but to provide significant gains in efficiency and focus Â? contributing positively to the bottom line. This webinar teaches you how to get the most from your technology solution.

IHRIM and HR.com, two leading providers of HR management and technology information have scheduled “Using Your Employee Performance Management (EPM) Solution as a Strategic Tool, “ a webinar to be held on November 9, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. From the comfort of home or office, attendees can hear Jacqueline Kuhn, manager of HR systems for Sears Roebuck & Co. and Aileen MacMillan, research analyst with HR.com explain how to increase employee engagement, alignment and improve productivity using an EPM solution.

Employee performance management solutions were created, not just to automate processes, but to provide significant gains in efficiency and focus – contributing positively to the bottom line.

Depending upon the “stage of readiness” of an organization, varying levels of effort will be required to move towards a “performance culture.” Learn about the steps to take to make a successful transition.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how Sears Roebuck and Co, a retailer with operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and 220,000 associates in over 3,000 locations implemented and utilizes their employee performance management system. While performance management at Sears is something that occurs each day, a formal review is conducted for all associates once a year and recorded as their annual performance review. This process is tied to the calculating of merit and incentive payments, as well as the Talent Management Process in which managers assess their staffs’ readiness to take on new assignments.

The two experienced presenters will specifically cover how to:

· Use technical solutions to improve consistency of your performance management processes,

· Implement change management – linking individual goals to organizational objectives,

· Making a pay-for-performance system work, and

· Return on investment.

To learn more about the webinar and to register, visit http://www.ihrim.org/events/webinar.asp.

This program has been approved for 1.25 re-certification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR re-certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or re-certification, Please visit the HRCI homepage at http://www.hrci.org.


The International Association for Human Resource Information Management is approaching 25 years of service to the HR and IT professional community. Its mission is to be the leading global source of knowledge for the application of human resource information and technology to improve organizational effectiveness. For additional information, please visit http://www.ihrim.org.

About HR.com

HR.com is a leading resource for strategic HR professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Its mandate is to educate and inform the HR community through an online magazine with over 10,000 articles (including columns with thought leaders, industry experts and analysts), webinars, annual events (Power of People Series), one-day regional events, in-depth research reports, a network of practitioners, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.hr.com

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