Missing performance appraisals – quick fix and long-term approach

Here’s an interesting question about missing performance appraisals that I “stole” from another HR blogger, Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender fame. Her reader asks : “Just looking for advice on how to handle the following situation. We’ve had a lot of management turnover in the last year and there are several employees who did not…

How do I roll out the new performance management system to 70 companies with no budget ?

Nadia, a reader, asks : “My main struggle with C&B stems from performance management. The organisation I work for is a large conglomerate with companies operating mainly in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. We have recently re-designed the whole performance appraisal system where we now have a system that is no longer paper based and no…

3 tips to support the performance management approach at your company

Here is a situation that I witnessed at a client’s company. Imagine the scene : today is the meeting with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) where the topic is : “Which changes should we introduce to our performance management system ?”. The ELT is educated about the need for an efficient program. The individual performance…

It’s impossible to ignore a sexy statistic

Short post today. A discussion at a recent team offsite covered the importance of setting goals, but also to have KPIs, metrics or SLAs in place in order to measure the progress toward, or degree of achievement of these goals. You know, the “M” in the classic “SMART” acronym. This cartoon “It’s impossible to ignore…

Reader Question – How do I get buy-in for the new Performance Management program ?

I will mourn the retirement of LinkedIn Answers. This was, for me, one of the most engaging features of LinkedIn, where anyone could ask questions and other members would volunteer to share their views and knowledge. The conversations in there were real, and often led to making new connections based on a common interest. I…

The History of Performance Reviews – infographic

I feel like starting the week lightly, so I’d like to share with you an infographic that I found both well-designed and educational. It is called The History of Performance Reviews and was created by the good folks at WorkSimple, which is a company specialised in social recognition and feedback. I have mentioned before that…

Why is “soft stuff” so hard really, at least to assess ?

As year-end approaches, we are all in the process of evaluating how well we did this year, and we are (or at least, some of us are) also thinking about objectives and goals for the coming 12 months. As part of your self appraisal, you surely find it natural to evaluate your performance based on…