You Haven’t Thought about Annual Reviews for 10 Months. Here’s Your Survival Cheat Sheet

Kris Dunn Halogen, Kris Dunn, Performance, Performance Reviews

Let’s face it, you’re a little bit behind as a manager of people this year. You had the thing in your family, you had to fire Jan for sexting Joan and then you were on the Kramerica Latex acquisition team that cost you a solid month in August. To add insult to injury, the deal didn’t even go through. In …

Open-Ended Feedback Requests: Now Being Requested By a Sucker Near You…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Hiring Managers, Kris Dunn

A lot of you are in an end-of-the-year cycle when it comes to performance reviews. Which is code for the following: “This #### would be a lot easier if someone would write it for me.” Which leads to this moment of rationalization: “I know what to do: I should ask my employees to give me feedback on how THEY think …

Yet ANOTHER Post on Performance Reviews – Personal NPS

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Metrics, Paul Hebert, Performance

The movie The Usual Suspects had a great line in it… “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” But few remember the second greatest trick the Devil pulled—creating performance reviews. Very few business processes other than the time sheet have been derided as much as the performance review. They are required, yet hated, …

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Performance, Recruiting

It’s May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you’re an HR pro, to encourage managers of people to give that feedback to the masses. But we wait.  Because the people who most need the feedback don’t always take it well. All the …

Can You Be A MVP On An Underperforming Team?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Good HR, HR, HR & Sports, Performance

This time of year is my absolute favorite. It’s a time for gathering with family and friends, reflecting on the past year and making commitments to be better in the coming year. Nice, huh? But if you work in the corporate world, it’s also the time of year when you’re forced to devote hours of your life that you’ll never …

The Cowell Corollary – American Idol and Performance Reviews

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

American Idol is an interesting little program.  And an interesting study in performance evaluation.Each week, as contestants perform their hearts out in hopes of earning viewer votes, four judges wait to rip apart provide input on the contestants’ efforts.  It’s a rather humbling experience for many. But the real study for me as a performance professional is what I’ve dubbed the Cowell Corollary. The …