Performance Management

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

Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part III

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In all honesty, writing about performance management ballooned far beyond the point that I originally planned to be the end. I have commented on other peoples’ blog posts about these issues and have watched others opine over solutions, but it is frustrating to see the me-too status quo advocates that are stuck in a rut of compliance with the way it has “always been done.” It was probably the desire not to appear to be… Read More »Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part III