Category Archives: Performance Appraisals

Coping Strategies for the 24/7 Workplace

May 28, 2016   

Today, more and more workers are expected to be on-call 24/7 either to respond to co-workers and business associates in other time zones around world or simply to demonstrate their full commitment to their job and employer. A new study published in the June 2016 Harvard Business Review reports that while workers are adopting various […]

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The New Way Employers Are Attracting Millennials

December 16, 2015   

Before diving into the newest trend in talent management, consider these facts about student loan debt: From 2004 to 2014, the average amount of debt carried by college students at graduation rose an astounding 56 percent. A recent report from The Institute for College Access and Success showed that average debt rates went from $18,550 […]

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Can Performance Reviews Be Harmful? And If So, What You Can Do About It

November 6, 2015   

Research highlighted by the Wall Street Journal is showing something surprising: not only can performance reviews cause a bit of anxiety for employees, but this stress can actually be harmful.  The Findings The Wall Street Journal is bringing to attention the findings of a paper in Strategy + Business, written by a team of researchers […]

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Understanding the Millennial Job Search

October 23, 2015   

Millennials are undoubtedly the future of the workforce, and employers are always searching for the tools and techniques that are going to allow them to source the best talent from this multi-faceted generation. By 2020 millennials will account for 40 percent of the workforce, making understanding how to not only manage but also how to […]

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Could You Fire a Family Member? Family Business Challenges.

March 25, 2015   

Could You Fire a Family Member? How to Handle Difficult Talent Management Challenges in Today’s Family Business Family business in America can’t be underestimated—these enterprises account for 50 percent of America’s GDP, 60 percent of employment in the U.S. and 78 percent of all new job creation. (Clark, 2014). It’s not just the U.S. where […]

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The Importance of Dialog in the Performance Appraisal Process

December 3, 2014   

If there’s one thing that should come through loud and clear about the performance appraisal process, it is how critical dialog is to successful performance reviews. If the method of performance appraisal at your organization is a once-or-twice-a-year event that involves checking a lot of boxes and feels more like a hassle than anything else, […]

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The Top 8 Problems in the Performance Appraisal Process

December 3, 2014   

Having covered the difference between performance management and performance appraisal, as well as drilling down into the why, what, how and who of the performance appraisal process, now it’s time to talk about some of the hang-ups that can occur with the process. Below you’ll find 9 of the most common errors that occur in […]

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The How and Who of the Performance Appraisal Process

November 26, 2014   

In this continuation of exploring the performance appraisal process, I’m drilling down into the how and who that need to be taken into account. When it comes to the how of performance appraisal, there are six major categories of methods commonly used. Which one or ones you go with will depend on the specific, unique […]

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The Why and What of the Performance Appraisal Process

November 26, 2014   

I’m taking a closer look at the performance appraisal process because so many organizations are finding that the traditional approach simply doesn’t give them any value. But measuring and discussing performance with employees remains one of the surest pathways to greater organizations success. In this article, I’m going to lay out the why and what […]

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The Process of Performance Appraisal

November 26, 2014   

It almost goes without saying that the annual or semi-annual performance appraisal is one of the most maligned events in modern organizations. All you have to do is take a look at the titles of stories from various sources such as the following: Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals? (Forbes) Is it Time to Give Up […]

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