December 22, 2016

Why a Growing Number of Employees Are Not Impressed with How Performance is Managed

No matter which seat you’re sitting in, managing the performance of the organization will affect your daily work. Hitting productivity goals is reliant on the work done every minute of every shift, yet too many companies use annual performance reviews as the basis of our management programs. Unfortunately, even that statement is a simplification of a very complicated problem.

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December 11, 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Self-Appraisals

When it comes down to writing a great self-appraisal, a lot of questions come to mind. What are they used for? How are you supposed to promote yourself without coming off as a show-off? Is this really the best use of my time? For the last question, it honestly depends. For some companies, self-appraisals are nothing more than a formality; But used correctly, they can have a big impact on your career.

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December 6, 2016

The Idiosyncratic Rater Effect & How It’s Ruining Your Performance Reviews

You’ve been a manager for some time, and you have a pretty good read on most people. Or, at least, you’d like to think you do. You strive to rate employees in the most objective way possible, but if you’re doing it based only from your own perspective, reviews are not as effective as they could be. If anything, they are really more of a reflection on yourself, not your employees or colleagues. Marcus Buckingham, in a Harvard Business Review article, states: “...on average, 61% of my rating of you is a reflection of me.”

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December 4, 2016

What Creating an Ongoing Employee Engagement Model Does for Your Company

Employee engagement is a popular topic in the HR space and has become a major challenge for businesses. A new generation in the workforce demands it, widespread use of technology enables it and a fast-paced environment makes its meaning ever clearer --  all the factors contribute to employee engagement becoming more important than ever. Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%... the bottom line clearly proves its efficacy.

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November 30, 2016

The One Component of the Annual Review that Must Stay

The traditional annual performance review has been criticized for missing the mark in specific feedback, timeliness and progress. 45% of HR leaders do not think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employee’s work and only 14% of organizations are happy with their performance management system.

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