Performance Management

Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part II

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Continuing the narrative in the same methodology as used in Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part I, namely that “…the result of research into recent data, blog comments and personal interviews and observations show a process that is crying out for change. One ground rule that is self imposed in writing this series is that each problem area must be connected to a proposal to counter that problem.” The five core issues addressed… Read More »Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part II

Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part I

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I once told a fellow HR colleague that the only way anyone could really hurt me with an employee performance appraisal would be if they rolled it up and jabbed it in my eye. Of course that was back in the day when we actually used paper for such things. Today in most companies the process uses enough electrons to render an employee sterile… or at least slightly radioactive. If you are reading into my… Read More »Performance Failure or Performance Appraisal Failure – Part I

Ghosts In The House

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The fear of ghosts can definitely change behavior. For example, a few years ago we were awakened at 2:00 AM from the deepest slumber to the sound of a TV blaring in another part of the house. I first suspected our resident ghost that steals socks, hides spoons and sometimes makes those little creaky noises in the middle of the night. On closer inspection there appeared to be a more rational explanation. The solution to… Read More »Ghosts In The House