Posted By : Marshall Goldsmith

Apr 10, 2012

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder. He discusses how the corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. Marshall demonstrates how:

They're intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic; But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle that subtle nuances make all the difference; These are small "transactional flaws" performed by one person against another (as simple as not saying thank you enough. These often over looked behaviors lead to negative perceptions that can hold any executive back. Using Goldsmith's straightforward, jargonfree advice, it's amazingly easy behavior to change

Marshall Goldsmith was named one of the five most respected executive coaches by Forbes and a top-ten executive educator by the Wall Street Journal. He has worked with some of the most influential leaders in Fortune 500 companies. He was identified in The Economist as one of three of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business and was named in BusinessWeek as one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development.
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Posted By : Thomas Crane


Creating a High Performance Coaching Culture

July 10, 2012

In a COACHING CULTURE, all members of the culture courageously engage in candid, respectful coaching conversations, unrestricted by reporting relationships, about how they can improve their working relationships and individual and collective work performance. All have learned to value and effectively use feedback as a powerful learning tool to produce higher levels of personal accountability, professional development, high-trust working relationships, continually-improving job performance, and ever-increasing customer satisfaction.

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Posted By : Lizz Pellett

Apr 10, 2012

How Do You Attract, Repel, and Retain The Right Employees

While organizational culture has been touted since the early 1990’s as essential for business success, there has been little connection between organizational culture and individual (employee – candidate) “fit”. We have found that having the knowledge of “who you are” and “who you are not” from a cultural perspective, can support the creation of an employment experience that is both authentic and congruent. By paying attention to congruence, alignment and fit, organizations can create an employment brand that will attract, retain and repel employees. This process of ensuring “fit” leads to better placements and an increase in the ROI of your Talent Management function.

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About Us

The world's first cloud-based feedback tool to provide continuous “dual-tracked feedback” on a social collaboration platform. Designed for leaders, managers, employees and team members to help each other get better over time.

Skillrater is an enterprise feedback and performance appraisal tool built on a cloud-based social collaboration platform.


Skillrater is the leader among a second wave of social business tools which have added much-needed metrics to social networking for business. Skillrater is the first social business tool to collect continuous “dual-tracked feedback” -- ongoing, anytime metrics-based evaluations alongside positive, forward thinking and appreciative qualitative responses. Our research in neuroscience proves that employees are 5-10X more likely to change if they are given and request positive appreciation and advice than giving or receiving negative feedback. 


Skillrater facilitates:

• Real-time, anytime workplace communication, collaboration and training on a social platform. 
• Always-on continuous performance management.
• Interactive ongoing 360-degree feedback and appraisal.
• Goal-setting and fulfillment.



After completing an activity, an employee requests a rating. A ratings request may be sent to a supervisor, peer, client, customer or any/all of the above. It takes just a few seconds to make an online feedback request and just a few seconds to provide the requested rating. 


Skillrater feedback is provided in the form of simple one-to-five ratings on day-to-day activities and skills. Supervisors identify the skills needed to excel at specific activities, and those skills became the criteria for the numeric ratings. Thus, the feedback Skillrater generates is not “all over the charts,” but is carefully aligned to business strategy and goals.


Along with metric-based ratings, Skillrater provides a familiar social network environment in which qualitative communication can also be exchanged. 


That’s Skillrater’s dual-tracked feedback: one-to-five ratings which are easy to give, receive and measure against time, alongside qualitative suggestions, praise and instructions.


Skillrater introduces several improvements to the field of social business tools.


• Positive strategic feedback: Skillrater provides much-needed strategy and structure to the world of social business tools. Social tools have huge power to help or to hurt, depending on whether they generate positive, strategy-based feedback or simply contribute to the noise of a chaotic workplace.


Because Skillrater is always on, it is a big improvement over the dreaded periodic performance review. Feedback is provided one activity at a time, based on pre-determined criteria tied to business strategy and goals. The result is positive meaningful feedback that encourages continuous improvement. 


• Objective metrics-based feedback: Skillrater’s numeric ratings on day-to-day tasks keep the feedback aligned to strategy and goals. Skillrater tracks an employee’s improvement over time; the numeric ratings making it easy to measure progress. Alongside the numeric rating, raters also provide qualitative advice on how to get better. 
• Easier than other feedback systems: Managers and supervisors love Skillrater because it makes it so easy to give objective feedback that is tied directly to company goals. Skillrater gathers appraisal metrics that are invaluable in making human resource decisions.


Workers love Skillrater because the numeric ratings are easy to understand compared to lengthy yet vague appraisals generated in traditional review processes. The ongoing nature of Skillrater gives team members never-ending opportunities to demonstrate improvement and excellence. 



One of the most unique and exciting features of Skillrater is that it enables employees to request feedback. Your team members are empowered to take control of their own development and advancement. Ratings on specific activities and skills may be requested at any time from supervisors, co-workers or customers. Ambitious employees want to request ratings so their good work gets noticed. 




Skillrater works as a great plug-in to complement any integrated talent management (ITM) suite. Skillrater can plug in to any ITM system, such as Oracle Talent Cloud or SuccessFactors, or can be used as a stand-alone solution.  
Skillrater supports the ITM effort and complements the ITM suite’s storehouse of talent data with meaningful conversations and qualitative feedback on a social collaborative platform.


 “Skillrater is a great tool. Leaders and managers are going to fall in love with it...There is no better way for organizational leaders to track talent data and foster consistent 360-degree feedback ratings. Skillrater gives you a simple way to request and receive feedback on what you are doing, while building an in-house collaborative network to discuss the feedback. The ability to customize Skillrater around the desired competencies of your organization and view positive measurable changes in behavior over time is brilliant.”
- Marshall Goldsmith, recognized as the most influential leadership thinker in the world by Harvard Business Review, and author of the New York Times bestseller, What Got You Here Won't Get You There


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HRTechNewest Innovation in Performance Appraisal named a Top HR 2014 Product Winner is named a HR Magazine 2014 Top Product Winner: New HR product is dubbed one of the newest and most innovative products in performance ratings and appraisal. Skillrater Launched as Future of 360-degree feedback

ASTD: Social Business Tools Are Transforming the Way We Work

Training Magazine: Training Today: The Latest Products and Services Launching in the Training Industry

Financial Tech Spotlight: Transform 360s with Continuous Feedback, Rapid Results

Pando Daily: Skillrater Launches to tell employers just how talented
you really are...

PRWeb: Inventor of Enterprise Feedback Tool Files for Patent

Skillrater Given Top HR Products of the Year Award at HR Tech Conference


People need feedback and validation fast. Give it to them faster with skillrater.

Skillrater is an anytime-feedback tool that helps people get rapid advice and appreciation while showcasing their strengths and ability to improve through dialogue and peer coaching.

Companies on Skillrater

Skillrater's performance management system is revolutionizing the field of social business tools for companies worldwide.

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