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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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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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 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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The Difference Between Performance Management and Performance Appraisal

November 26, 2014   

If you think that your company’s annual performance appraisal or review means you’re doing performance management, think again. Understanding how the two are different, and how they relate to each other, is a key learning point for today’s HR and talent management professionals. The problem of course, is that for the vast majority of employees […]

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What’s Wrong with Performance Management and Annual Reviews?

September 21, 2014   

Short answer: Plenty! 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. See our video on performance management vs performance appraisal. If you don’t believe that the […]

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