The “why” in performance evaluations

Consulting guru Alan Weiss writes, in his February newsletter,  that “We often believe that praise will help people solidify improvements and continue to grow, and critique will often correct poor performance and help people to do better.” That is often the underlying assumption in performance discussion, even the appraisal event. However, Weiss goes on to …

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5 Performance Management Trends that are Shaking Up HR

This is a guest post from Stuart Hearn, who holds views very similar to mine on performance management. I happy to know that a new approach to performance management it taking hold. Outdated performance management processes are coming under fire for being inefficient, hugely time consuming and for not adding any real value. Employees don’t …

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Getting rid of the performance review process? Not really!

Accenture made news recently by announcing they were getting rid of performance evaluation. The world rejoiced (or so it seemed) as Accenture joined a list of other notable companies to “rid the world of performance evaluation!” The problem is they are not really getting rid of performance evaluation. No more Annual process What Accenture is …

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From the archive: Performance Evaluations “The GREAT EVIL”?

On July 8, 2015 I conducted a webinar on performance reviews for HRDirect.com. In that webinar I mentioned that today many people were calling for the end to performance reviews. I was reminded of this post, which I wrote and published on April 22, 2010. I think it is still relevant today. Periodically performance evaluations/appraisals/reviews …

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