Posts tagged with 'performancereview'
June Is a Good TIme for a Mid-Year Performance HuddleRead the rest of this entry »
The trend in performance reviews is not to do them. Instead, leading organizations are replacing the traditional annual review with a "continuous performance management" program.
The idea behind these programs is that rather than wait until year end to review performance, managers more regularly meet with their direct reports to provide feedback -- positive, as well as negative -- discuss and set goals, and engage in a two-way development discussion ...
Advice For New Managers On Writing Their First Performance ReviewRead the rest of this entry »
When you opened your email this morning you found a reminder from HR to all managers that performance reviews were due by December 15th. Now you're wondering two things: Why didn't anyone tell me about this when I got promoted to manager? and How do I write one of these things?
Welcome to the world of the new manager, where training is minimal, if there's any at ...
Check Your Ego When Holding Performance ConversationsWith the annual performance review under attack as ineffective and even detrimental, managers are being encouraged to hold regular performance conversations with their direct reports.Read the rest of this entry »
The reasoning is sound: Regular one-on-ones encourage more mentoring and make it possible to take corrective action sooner, before productivity and quality suffer. Giving feedback, especially positive feedback, on a regular basis helps keep the team on track and improves morale.
But when the focus ...
Let SCARF Guide Your FeedbackGiving feedback -- whether to an employee or your boss -- is never easy. Do it wrong and, at best, nothing seems to change; at worst it can create a negative atmosphere that will make matters worse.Read the rest of this entry »
Giving and receiving feedback is a highly sensitive situation. David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work, uses the acronym SCARF to explain why that is so. He says we examine the feedback in relation ...
When Feedback Goes RadicalGetting helpful feedback at work has always been a challenge. You hear from the boss immediately if you screw up. Otherwise, the annual performance review might be the first time you learn what you do well and what needs improving.Read the rest of this entry »
Even then, it's a challenge for boss and subordinate, since most of us want to emphasize the positive. To combat the perfunctory nature of the annual performance evaluation the ...
A Revolution Is Underway In Performance ReviewsAs we edge closer to the end of the year HR managers' thoughts turn to performance reviews. Open enrollment sneaks in there, too. But that's easy stuff, compared to the revolution in thinking about employee evaluation.Read the rest of this entry »
Over the summer, Accenture made headlines when it announced it would do away with rankings and annual reviews in favor of giving its 330,000 workers regular feedback after every assignment. "“We’re ...
How to Reduce the Stress of the Annual Performance ReviewRead the rest of this entry »
The most common time for a performance review is an employee's anniversary date. Next to that is the end of the year.
As if there aren't enough things to stress about at this time of year, the timing of year end reviews may seem like nothing more than intentional infliction of emotional distress. It shouldn't be that way. As every management book on performance reviews says, the ...