Perfecting performance management

Best practices conference in Cobourg, Ont., put the spotlight on performance management
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/26/2005

One of the problems with performance management is that employers avoid conflict, attendees at a best practice in Cobourg, Ont., were told.

Rhonda Smith, a lawyer specializing in alternative dispute resolution, told the crowd of more than 200 HR professionals that little problems can easily grow into massive ones if they’re not properly managed and tackled head on.

Smith was one of five key presenters at the conference, which focused on best practices in performance management. The 7th Annual HR Best Practices Conference 2005 was sponsored by Carswellbusiness and the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) chapters of Brockville, Durham, Kingston, Lakeshore, Peterborough and Quinte and took place on Oct. 5 at the Best Western Inn & Convention Centre.