May 30, 2016

Annual Performance Reviews Are On Their Way Out

You’ve probably already heard it, but there’s a growing list of companies that are ending their annual performance reviews and ranking systems and switching to a better process. About 10% of Fortune 500 companies have already made the change because they recognize that annual performance reviews are often inefficient and that managers and employees alike dread this time of year.

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Performance Review, Employee Feedback

May 24, 2016

Ignore these Performance Management Stats at Your Own Risk

Chances are you want to improve your talent management strategy. Some employees succeed with flying colors while others never quite get enough velocity for lift off and in between the rest of your duties, you need to make sure you’re communicating with them correctly. You probably have employees who meet their deadlines, give decent work and pretty much fly under the radar and these people also need development, coaching and recognition. Sound familiar? What’s a busy HR pro or manager to DO?

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Performance Review

December 7, 2015

Ditch Bias to Manage Talent Better!

Face it - there will always be that person in the office. The one you don’t get along with, despite however wonderful they are at their jobs. Your personalities clash in the worst possible ways and even though you’re a pretty fair person otherwise, you just can’t make yourself promote an employee you can’t stand. A skilled talent manager, however, doesn’t have these issues. You can remove bias to manage talent the best way possible - well you need to - because “I don’t like you” isn’t a good defense.

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Talent Management, Performance Review

June 25, 2015

How to Craft a Better Performance Appraisal

The performance appraisal isn't the most popular part of an employee’s job. Though companies around the world commit to them every year, 45% of employees think they are a complete waste of time.

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Performance Reviews, Performance Review, Performance Management, Performance Appraisal

January 22, 2015

Performance Reviews Should Be About Collaboration

“One in four employees dreads their performance reviews more than anything in their entire working lives,” says Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, authors of “Thanks for the Feedback.”

Though tedious for both parties, performance reviews are beneficial for the employer and employee to discuss employee successes, areas of improvement and future goals to reach within the company.

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Performance Review, Performance Management

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