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 […]

Share the knowledge – January 2013

Like every month, here are some of the best or most relevant Compensation & Benefits, performance management, HR and/or global mobility articles that I came across recently : An old post from one of my favorite bloggers Paul Hebert at i2i, still is relevant as it covers the challenge of explaining how compensation and reward […]

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 […]

Share the knowledge – December 2012

First of all let me wish you a very prosperous 2013. I hope this new year will bring you happiness and growth, and I look forward to our continued interactions through Compensation Insider in the coming 12 months :-). And now, back to my regular schedule of posting ! Like every month, here are some […]

My Christmas wish list for Performance & Reward

I was at my friends’ home recently, and the children were busy preparing their letters for Santa Claus. They behaved well during the year (well, most of the time anyway…) so were writing their  wish list for Christmas. Of course, I don’t believe in Santa Claus any longer, but it got me thinking about what […]

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 […]