Tag: Quarterly Performance Review

Should We Ditch the Dreaded Performance Appraisal?

  In today’s Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Holly Jones, JD, outlines challenges of appraisal systems and offers tips for making them meaningful. Don’t worry, she says, skepticism about appraisals is not unusual. A Google search on performance appraisals will return numerous articles calling for the death of the performance review, a defunct management ritual that […]

Yahoo embraces stack ranking of employees as Microsoft abandons it

As Microsoft is washing its hands of a controversial employee performance appraisal practice, Yahoo is reportedly adopting it. Stack ranking systems—also known as forced ranking or forced distribution—require managers to rank their employees from best to worst, apply the rankings to a bell curve and use the results to determine pay as well as who […]