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Performance Reviews

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 09.18.2015 | 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 joine...

Why It's Great to Get a Bad Review

Jill Jacinto | Posted 08.18.2015 | 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 08.17.2015 | 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 Accentu...

12 Ways to Improve Performance Reviews That Actually Change

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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.

Are You Learning Too Much at Exit Interviews?

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

I would frequently do exit interviews with professional staff who resigned to take jobs elsewhere and was often astounded by some of the things I heard. "Did you ever mention this to anyone?" I would ask. Almost always the answer was no.

Performance Reviews And Keeping Your Self Worth

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Self-limiting beliefs have a way of coming up everywhere, even in the workplace; however, they don't have to get the best of us.

Make Performance Appraisals Change Friendly

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

In addition to having the right structure and technology, a change friendly performance management system requires managers who are skilled in managing performance.

Can Business Be Fun?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

So, should we have fun in business? I think so. All research points to happy employees being productive employees. I haven't seen any research that specifically looks at the amount of laughter emanating from corporate offices, though.

How Walmart's Green Performance Reviews Could Change Retail for Good

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

Incentives matter and cultures shift over time. Hard-won operational changes like modifying performance reviews may not be sexy, but the results can be profound. And when it's the world's largest retailer changing its buying criteria, the ripples will likely be felt around the world.

5 Ways to Retain Employees and Reduce Unemployment

Morgan Norman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Morgan Norman

Managers, listen up: stop making your employees quit -- you're not doing the unemployment rate a favor, after all. Switch up your leadership style and stop watching your best employees walk away. Here's how

How Not to Conduct a Performance Review

Donna Flagg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Donna Flagg

At its core, employees need to walk away from their evaluation understanding what effect their past behavior has had on the business and also, what they can do going forward to ensure they continue contributing to their own growth as well as to that of the company's.

Performance Reviews, Santa, and the Slack Factor

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

They slack off all year, avoiding chores like the plague, whining and complaining every time you ask them to do anything. Then, two weeks before the b...

Eliminate Performance Appraisals

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Overall, eliminating unnecessary performance appraisals is a good idea. The challenge is to do just that without eliminating those performance appraisals that are necessary.

Performance Reviews: It's Not Only What You Say, But How You Say It

Daniel Goleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Performance reviews are the HR ritual that everyone dreads. And now brain science shows that positive or negative, the way in which that review gets ...

Performance Reviews In The Publishing Industry: Advantage, Boss

Jane Isay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Isay

As publishing companies were bought and sold, they turned more bureaucratic, and the performance review became a monster.

Employee Reviews: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

For most entrepreneurs, "performance management" is not a whole lot of fun. In fact, when it comes to employee reviews, the boss often dread...