The annual appraisal, the culmination of the traditional Performance Management process, is broken, fundamentally flawed and completely irrelevant. The process of having a formal discussion with someone 2-3 times a year is laughable for a number of reasons: Feedback … [Read more...] about Getting Rid of Annual Appraisals Won’t Solve Your Performance Management Problem
Last week I read an article about a startup called Code42, based in Minneapolis. After raising additional funds and seeing 100% year over year growth employees might have felt pretty good about their future. Or maybe not... The company recently laid off 30 employees. Of … [Read more...] about Get The Wrong People Off The Bus
I'm writing over at Performance I Create today, here is a quick snippet: "The phrase “You can’t get blood out of a stone” refers to the inability to extract something from nothing. We do this all the time in HR. Especially around goal setting time. Maybe it’s the thought of … [Read more...] about Can you get blood from a stone?
Note: Email readers you may have to go to the actual post to see the picture Wondering what that is? It's a gimmick designed to stop a dog from drinking water from the toilet. Interesting set up, yes? Here is the back story, my husband and I were discussing our dog … [Read more...] about Official HR Policy: No Dogs in the Bathroom
Time for your annual review...Today I am hosting a guest post from Sean Conrad of Halogen Software. Don't worry, this is NOT a post extolling the virtues of Halogen Software, instead Sean is talking today about employee engagement and the performance management process. Take a … [Read more...] about Engagement, Retention and Performance Appraisals