Performance Management Isn’t A Manager’s Job

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Performance Reviews 5 Comments

Along with employee engagement, performance management is the current “it” girl in the HR world. Posts, tweets, articles, speeches, and studies are plentiful…and contradictory. We have one camp saying you shouldn’t do performance management and the other side saying we need more of it! No middle ground it seems. From my point of view, I see performance management following the …

Curve Your Enthusiasm

John Whitaker Culture, Current Affairs, John Whitaker

Marissa Mayer eats employee angst for breakfast. Just when you thought corporate malaise might creep back into the annual performance-review process, Marissa kicks it right in the ‘nards. The rather transparent and well known “secret” in most corporations is that the “Bell Curve” is alive and well, albeit not publicized. In most cases, the “curve” is used in determining compensation distribution, …

Crowd Sourcing Performance Reviews

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

I am a big fan of crowd sourcing.  Ever since I read Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of Crowds” I’ve tried to incorporate larger, more diverse groups into my normal process for solving problems.  I’d say in most cases it works pretty well. For those of you unfamiliar with crowd sourcing (or using the wisdom of the crowd) it is: the …