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…

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…