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Performance Reviews

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

Karen Frankola | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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...

Daniel Pink On His New Book, 'Drive,' And What Motivates People

TIME | Kristi Oloffson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Motivating people by dangling money in front of them doesn't always work. Nor do a host of other traditional business incentives. Instead, argues Dani...