Performance Appraisal

Contingent Workforce Part II – The Company Dynamics

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A previous article, “Contingent Workforce – Already Bigger Than You Think” covered in somewhat general terms the problems associated with the invisible body of workers that may in some cases outnumber those seen as full time employees. The easily traceable contractors and temporary employees are usually only a drop in the bucket when expenditures on consultants, outsourced functions and service providers are added to the mix. Ownership of people problems and performance is not a… Read More »Contingent Workforce Part II – The Company Dynamics

Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure (Reprise)

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This is a reposting of three articles written to explore problems with systems that are in place today for appraising the performance of employees. Recent articles and discussions indicate that most performance appraisal systems fall short of the mark and this is an important opportunity for HR professionals to move forward with improvements. Comments are welcome. Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part I: The Basics -  It should be like Management 101 to… Read More »Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure (Reprise)

Disconnect Pay from Performance Management

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The albatross around the neck of reformers in performance management is the link to pay raises. This unholy marriage between pay and performance is so deeply rooted in business philosophy that it is painful to think about the surgical procedure necessary to separate them. Paying somebody for their actual accomplishments sounds good to company management and to human resources managers that are trying to balance the needs of people with the needs of the company.… Read More »Disconnect Pay from Performance Management

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – November 18 thru November 24, 2012

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In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary:                 Recruiting Redux – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen.             To Degree, or Not To Degree. That Is The Question. – One of the hottest topics of today seems to be whether or not a college degree is really necessary. The current heightened activity in this dialog…… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – November 18 thru November 24, 2012

Hey Boss! You Missed More Than an Annual Review

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Recently I completed writing a three part series on Performance Management, but I’m almost positive that Scott Adams, the insightful genius creator of the Dilbert comic strip, did not read it. In fact, from the lower than usual stats for those three days I’m also fairly certain that nobody else of importance did either. My comments that this may have stepped on a few toes could be the reason, but I think the basic reason… Read More »Hey Boss! You Missed More Than an Annual Review