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Performance Reviews

The Dreaded Annual Review -- 5 Ways To Fix Them

Mike Ettling | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Mike Ettling

The answer to effective performance management in my view is not doing away with reviews altogether. It's institutionalizing effective, actionable feedback - something managers and colleagues should contribute to throughout the entire year.

Companies That Got Rid Of Performance Ratings Aren’t Doing So Well, Sadly

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business

If there’s one thing workers hate more than being rated and reviewed, it might be not getting a rating or a review. Companies who have gotten rid of...

How to Handle a Self-Assessment Like a Man

Romy Newman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Romy Newman

Men give themselves more room for failure, and tend to be more forgiving toward themselves. In the workplace, there are few places where this difference in perception rears its ugly head as much as in self-assessments, which are now commonplace as a step before a performance review takes place.

This is What Engaged Organizations Do Differently

Greg Harris | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Greg Harris

For years, employers and HR pros have been searching for the elusive perfect employee engagement strategy. Organizations tried new benefit packages, overhauling company culture, and supporting career development.

3 Things Managers Can Do for Gender Equality (Leading to Better Teams and More Profits)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

While it must be recognized that there are systematic barriers and HR policies that formally contribute (or don't contribute) to gender equality, here are three practical tips that managers can employ if they want to start removing gender bias from their organizations

Performance Reviews: I Don't Care, and You Shouldn't Either

Edward Muzio | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Edward Muzio

You have to love workplace trends. An edgy, trendsetting company tears down the cubicle walls; a second one follows suit; next thing you know everyon...

Top Talent's 2016 Career Question: Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The world of work is changing fast with unemployment on the decline and the Talent Wars in full swing. The major skills gap is still a reality and the buyer's market is highly competitive for qualified candidates.

Root Canal Or Annual Performance Review? I Hate Both.

Michelle Combs | Posted 11.27.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I dread getting my annual judgement handed down to me. I am instantly transported back to the age where naps were part of school and when my favorite activity was building walls and knocking them down with my boyfriend, Clarence.

Performance Reviews Would Be Great If...

Randy Pennington | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Saying that few people like performance reviews is a massive understatement. Employees find them painful, at best, and often describe them with words such as demeaning, irrelevant, and disrespectful.

Kudos to Amazon on New Parental Leave Policy... But Did They Get it Right?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

The question is, in high-performing companies, what is the penalty for using it? First of all congratulations to Amazon. Last week, Amazon stepped ou...

Human Resources, Your Days Are Numbered

David Hassell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
David Hassell

I am not talking about abolishing policies to avoid litigation or processes for implementing benefits, pay, and employee downtime. I am calling for the end of HR in the sense that we can no longer view people as company "resources" to be catalogued, attributed a value, and leveraged as replaceable cogs in the company machine.

How Sugar-Coating Performance Reviews Can Backfire on Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As an employer, you prefer to have honest employees. It's through honesty that your business is able to thrive because it helps develop a positive company culture. Just as your business needs honest employees, your employees need you to be honest with them.

7 Things We All Hate About Performance Reviews

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The performance review--it's a good way to help people understand where they're at, but at the same time, many employers do them so badly that everyone ends up hating them. Here are seven common blunders that we all hate.

What Should Andrew Do?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Andrew got into the office and fired up his laptop. He made himself a coffee and took a deep breath, as he prepared for the day ahead. Andrew joined ...

Why It's Great to Get a Bad Review

Jill Jacinto | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Jill Jacinto

Absolutely no one looks forward to performance reviews, which typically occur right before the new year. It's even more frightening to hear your boss mid-year say, "We need you to improve your performance," regardless of the industry. So why is this a good thing?

Dump Performance Appraisals... and Help Employees Be Their Best

Ellyn Shook | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Ellyn Shook

When I talk to business leaders, employee performance and engagement are top priorities. And, it's not surprising that most employees at any company in the world want to perform well and be highly engaged. Since we have the same goals, why is it so hard to reach the outcome we all desire?

Dread Performance Reviews? This Company's Getting Rid Of Them

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

Is the era of employee performance reviews and rankings coming to an end? That’s the question buzzing in the air this week after Accenture, one of t...

12 Ways to Improve Performance Reviews That Actually Change

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Performance reviews raise anxiety for both the manager and employee. Here's a bit of good news--it doesn't have to be that gut-wrenching. With careful preparation and planning, performance reviews can be productive, morale boosting, and rewarding.

The Worst Advice Ever Heard About Employee Turnover

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.7 million individuals who quit their job in February, 2015. Surprisingly, the largest increases came in the professional and business services sector and health care and social assistance.

9 Tips for Effective Employee Review Meetings

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.13.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Running a successful small business has many components that must run in sync. I think we can all agree that one of the most important advantages of any small business is its people. When the workforce is in tune the business can flourish.

Root Canal or Annual Performance Review?

Michelle Combs | Posted 06.10.2015 | Comedy
Michelle Combs

I hate the work performance review. First of all, if I am doing something wrong, then tell me that I'm doing something wrong. Don't hoard them throughout the year and dump them on me all at once.

Transform Your Performance Reviews from Painful to Successful

Alex Charfen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

The performance review has become more about the process and the obligation of completing one than actually providing value to employees, which makes the whole endeavor a bit ridiculous.

Ditching Performance Reviews for Authentic Conversations

HopeLab | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Chris Marcell Murchison, M.Ed., Vice President Staff Development and Culture at HopeLab Performance management has a bad rap. Mention the topic ...

Why Annual Performance Reviews Are Crap, But Don't Have to Be

David Hassell | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
David Hassell

What began as a staple of corporate process persists decades later as a rather unexamined policy. Why do we still use this antiquated method of collecting information and evaluating employee performance?

Why We Need to Seek Out Feedback -- Even When it Hurts

Karen Frankola | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

The important lesson for her is that a boss who gives you specific, performance-based feedback is a tremendous gift. Here's how my conversation went with my wounded friend.