annual performance reviews

Linking Performance Reviews & Training

September 9, 2016   

In May 2016, Forbes published an article declaring the performance review to be dead or at least no longer particularly useful. As the contributing writer, Liz Ryan, wrote: “I presided over the annual performance-review process for 10,000 employees and I regret it now. Performance reviews are expensive, time-consuming and pointless. They are worse than pointless […]

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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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10 Statistics About Performance Management That Will Blow Your Mind

November 22, 2014   

Few things in life produce more moans and groans in the workplace than the mind-numbing, fear-inducing ritual of annual performance reviews. In recent years, there have been calls for companies to free themselves from this burdensome practice. Download the free whitepaper on how Autodesk overcame this problem. 1.    45% of HR leaders do not think […]

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Up Your Own Performance During Employee Appraisals

October 23, 2014   

We recently covered some of the most common performance appraisal mistakes made by managers and companies in general, so what do you do if you see some things you’re doing wrong on the list? Correct it. A good system for performance appraisals can improve your workforce’s productivity, morale, engagement and be a pivotal part of […]

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Mistakes That Can Derail Performance Appraisals

October 23, 2014   

The performance appraisal – completely misunderstood by many managers and employers, potentially dreaded by employees, and wholly undervalued for the benefits it can provide. The performance appraisal all too often becomes one of those obligatory tasks completed once a year as nothing much more than an afterthought. But have you ever considered the value you […]

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A New Approach to Performance Management

September 25, 2014   

In this current series of articles on performance management (PM), we’ve presented what we think is a very convincing case that far too many PM systems in organizations today are broken and fail to deliver the kind of bottom-line business impact that they should provide. The dreaded ritual of the annual performance review or appraisal […]

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Diagnosing Your Ailing Performance Management System

September 23, 2014   

In my last article, What’s Wrong with Performance Management and Annual Reviews? I highlighted the extent to which many performance management (PM) systems are surprisingly dysfunctional in today’s organizations. Now it’s time to go a bit deeper into what’s really happening with your PM system in order to figure out what you can do about […]

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