Case study – performance management for an internal consulting team

I was once called into a team meeting from the Internal Audit department. They felt the performance management policies from our company did not fit their needs and needed help in deciding how to approach their specific case. Background The company was organised and working in a traditional hierarchy and process approach : one Director…

5 Olympic tips on managing performance

Sports and business bear a lot of resemblance. If you are interested in the topic, you will find here an interview from two former Olympic medalists who teach what HR can learn from sport. As the 2012 Olympics just closed, today I will look at what we can learn specifically for managing performance from the…

Prepare a superb self assessment

As we approach mid-year, many companies have put in place a mid-year review for checking on progress against goals etc. These tips will help employees prepare for their self-assessment as well as managers who want to give advice to their team members on preparing for the discussion. Don’t hesitate to use the print button at the…

When is the best time to communicate their performance rating to employees?

Today’s Reader Question centers on discussing the communication of the performance rating, or rather its timing. In a company where calibration takes place after the manager and employee have sat together to discuss the employee’s performance in the past year, when is it best to communicate the performance rating to the employee : at the…

Is social performance management coming out of the closet?

At the end of 2011, Salesforce.com acquired Rypple, a provider of objective setting, feedback and recognition software. Salesforce.com is a vendor of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and expanded into HR with this acquisition. Last week, they announced their first new product, named “Salesforce Rypple”. This service is focused on social performance management. What does it mean ?…

Does competency-based performance management really work ?

About 2 years ago there was an interesting question on LinkedIn : “Does competency based approach at performance management really work ? Why ?”. It did not gather many responses, yet this is a question that arises in many organisations when they decide that their performance management system does not really live up to their…

What are the benefits of a good Performance Management System ?

  You are trying to convince Top Management to redesign the Performance Management System at your organisation, because the existing one is not producing the desired results and has lost its shine internally.What are the benefits of a good Performance Management System ? Here are some of the positive outcomes you can describe to the…