Putting together an effective CV is always a challenge. Do you include every little detail of your experience or just the main most relevant highlights? How long should it be? Do you use a standard template or create your own? Should you adapt your CV based on the position you are applying for? Do you need a CV at all or is your online public presence enough?
Probably one of the most common complaints by employees is regarding job appraisals and the way they are held – if they are held at all. Job appraisals may indeed be the most overlooked tool in HR.
An appraisal can be a useful tool when assessing how an employee is performing compared to expectations, but also, and possibly more importantly, vice-versa. Indeed employers tend to forget that it is not just the company that appraises its employees, but employees are also appraising the company. A good appraisal policy, properly implemented, can go a long way towards improving employee engagement and retention.