To do peer ranking or not to do peer ranking..?

A recent post from Lance Haun at TLNT covered the results from a survey performed by a corporate networking organisation called ic4p. Titled “As Pay-for-Performance goes up, forced ranking is going down“, in this article Haun makes a good analysis of why the reasons for implementing pay-for-performance matter and make a difference between high performing…

A thought about what you really value in your organisation

As we head into year-end appraisals… and the week-end, this cartoon from great “corporate life” blog OneFte.com will be all for today. Think about what you really value in your organisation, and enjoy your week-end !

The Formula One effect on performance management

As I reflect on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that took place two days ago, I can’t help but make some parallels between Formula 1 and performance management. Here are a few not-so-random thoughts : Even the best can face failure. Sebastian Vettel was in pole position on the starting grid. It was his 14th…

How do you link performance management and a performance-driven culture ?

Today’s Reader Question comes from the comments on one my recent posts, “Percentiles – an easy way to figure it out”. Ahsan asked : “In your opinion how do you link performance management in building a performance driven culture in the organization?” First of all let’s make the assumption that all companies are looking to…

How many points on your performance rating scale ?

In this instalment of Reader Question, I deal with a common issue when designing the performance appraisal system. I was asked recently about the number of points you should have on the rating scale for your performance management system. Which number is right ? 3 ? 4 ? 5 ? or even 6 or 7…

Calibration of employee ratings – a rigid rule ?

Year-end is approaching fast, and with it comes the time for performance appraisals, which my friend Clare and I were discussing a few days ago. Clare was recently appointed as HR Business Partner and this year will be her first time to support multiple Business Units through the year-end appraisals process. Our discussion focused mostly…