Even the biggest fans of the annual performance review admit it has its flaws—such as assessing work and behavior months later through a rigid format that doesn’t always reflect true accomplishments and has a lack of nuance.
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In part 1 of this article, we explored what design thinking is and how it can be valuable. Here, we will explore how to implement design thinking at your workplace.
In an illuminating TED Talk, “The way we think about work is broken,” Barry Schwartz encourages us to think about whether it’s human nature that creates institutions or institutions that shape human nature. In traditional factory lines, work was simply based on the exchange of labor for money. However, money doesn’t have to be the […]
In two previous posts, we’ve been discussing the need for, and the merits of, implementing a hierarchical pay raise structure as opposed to a more or less flat structure whereby all employees generally receive about the same pay increase.
In a previous post, we discussed the precarious situations many employers find themselves in when it comes to employee pay increases. We currently find ourselves in a tight labor market with relatively low unemployment, and employees consistently list financial compensation as one of the primary factors in accepting and staying at a job.
With the unemployment rate hovering at historic lows, companies need to work hard to attract and retain top talent. And while they’ve tried to do this with a number of different incentives—such as greater workplace flexibility, increased healthcare benefits, positive company environments, etc.—salary remains the primary draw for a big chunk of employees.
The best way to demonstrate the value of your performance management system is to link it to business impact. To do so, learn how to calculate the cost of employee turnover, engagement, and productivity, and use these key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the return on investment (ROI) of your new performance management system.
Performance management is like Internet access: essential to the daily operation of any business but taken for granted until it stops working. While everyone understands why you need consistent and high-quality broadband, the obvious benefits of good performance management often go unappreciated.
In a previous post, we discussed the results of the State of Continuous Performance Management Survey. The survey results showed significant reductions in some of the negative impacts of only performing annual reviews when companies instead utilized what is known as continuous performance management.
Feedback is crucial to employee development, both to reinforce positive behaviors and to address and correct negative behaviors. Additionally, regular feedback is important in helping employees advance in their careers within the organization. Unfortunately, many organizations continue to limit their formal employee feedback to an annual review.