Performance Management

Multi-Rater Feedback

Do you struggle with getting employees useful feedback? There are many ways to help employees evaluate and improve their performance. Multi-rater feedback is one such technique, and it carries many pros and cons. Read on to learn if multi-rater feedback can be effective for your organization.

Employee Evaluation

Anyone who has ever worked in a company knows that employee evaluations are a fact of life. It's important to have some form of system in place to track employee progress and make sure they are meeting the standards of the company. But do employees really understand what their evaluation is all about? And more importantly, how can they use it to improve their work performance? In this article, we'll take a closer look at employee evaluations and what you need to know to make the most of them.

Promotions

Giving employee promotions is one of the best parts of your job, and turning down an employee promotion can be one of the worst. How do you appropriately turn down one employee while fostering positivity about advancing another? Read on to learn this and more when it comes to promotions.

OKRs

Would you or your company benefit from higher productivity? Greater inspiration? Read this article to learn more about why Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, said “Good ideas with great execution are how you make magic. That’s where OKRs come in.”

One-on-Ones

One-on-one meetings have become an expected part of management. What is their value, and what makes them effective? Here's how to use one-on-ones wisely and have a positive impact on an employees' morale, productivity, and relationship with their manager.

Performance Review

Performance reviews are an opportunity to celebrate the employee and identify what opportunities are next for them. This data then helps the organization measure the efficacy of their talent and make better decisions. Read on to learn more on why performance reviews are important and the types of performance reviews that exist. In addition, discover what you as HR can do to help ensure effective reviews, how to conduct a performance review and what questions to ask during the performance review.

360 Review

Who knows an employee best? Arguably, the sum total of everyone they work with. 360-degree reviews enlist the help and feedback of all those who interact with an employee in different ways to get a holistic picture of their performance. However, they may also cause resentment and undermine transparent cultures. Let's explore the pros and cons of the 360 review.

Bell Curve Performance Management

How is your performance management system working? Is it fair? Does it determine raises and promotions? Does it encourage employees to collaborate? Traditional concepts such as bell curve (or “forced ranking”) performance management have been accused of treating employees unfairly and too harshly, but some companies struggle to identify a realistic and effective alternative. Read on for help in evaluating your system and considering potential options.

Performance Improvement Plans

What can you do when a previously great employee has stopped performing beautifully or your new hire just isn’t stacking up to your hopes? Read on for all the tips and advice you need to write, deliver and close a solid performance improvement plan (PIP).

Employee Engagement

HR is demanding, and it seems every task is crucial. You may feel you're pedaling as fast as you can to take care of the basics—but there is one area you ignore at your peril. Employee engagement is how committed your workers are to the company, how hard they work and how long they stay, and it's something you can impact.

Continue reading to learn what employee engagement is, the importance of keeping your employees engaged, how to improve it, and how to measure your efforts.
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