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The PerformYard Blog

A practical look at building and implementing your perfect performance management process.

How to use ratings the right way in employee performance reviews

By John Courtney August 16, 2018

What could cause an 80% drop in employee engagement at one of the world's most successful pharma..

How to Assess High-Potential: Look for these 6 Characteristics

By John Courtney August 9, 2018

Leading businesses need more than hard work and solid results right now. They also need a..

Open-Ended or Closed-Ended Questions in Performance Reviews?

By Ben Hastings July 31, 2018

In HR, business, and life, people search for answers when they should be looking at questions.

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How To Give a Negative Performance Review - 6 Communication Principles and +21 Example Phrases

By John Courtney July 24, 2018

Feedback is about as powerful in business as it is in rock n’ roll.

And when managers do it..

What is a performance gap? (And how can you close it.)

By Jon Malpass July 18, 2018

The performance gap is one of the simplest but most overlooked business concepts out there. Miss..

How the Right System Can Identify Poor Performance

By John Courtney July 17, 2018

Did you know that managers spend about 17% of their time working with low performers? Yes, you..

3 Examples of Performance Management Processes (to inspire your next review cycle)

By John Courtney July 12, 2018

There is a large body of online content offering general tips and guidelines on performance..

What Is Continuous Feedback? (And do you really need it?)

By Ben Hastings July 3, 2018

If you’ve gone anywhere near the HR echo chamber, you’ve probably (perhaps even unconsciously)..

A Beginner's Guide to Performance Management Software

By John Courtney July 2, 2018

In business, performance is everything. If your employees are not performing at the highest..

Heuristics in Performance Management

By John Courtney June 26, 2018

Ever since the HR world woke up to the idea that the workplace is dependent on humans and not..

Tactical Performance vs. Adaptive Performance: Why You Need Both.

By Ben Hastings June 14, 2018

Carl Reichardt is one of those epic CEOs business authors love to write about.

In the late '80s,..

Balancing Structured Reviews and Unstructured Feedback

By John Courtney June 11, 2018

Sometimes it can feel like we’re forced to choose; between a tightly managed stack and rank..

Perfect Fit Performance Management

By John Courtney June 6, 2018

The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health within reach for all Coloradans by engaging..

4 Crucial Times to NOT Give Feedback

By John Courtney June 6, 2018

We talk a lot about feedback here at PerformYard — how to use it, how to give it and how..

Establish Expectations, Not Just Goals

By John Courtney May 30, 2018

Is there a difference between goals and expectations?

Surely, there is, but it can be hard to..

Should you test your performance management process?

By Jon Malpass May 22, 2018

When your top HR VP publicly speaks out against your current performance management process, you..

Are Employee Trainings Worth It?

By Ben Hastings May 15, 2018

Employee training is a hot topic and with the size of the learning and development market at a..

Amazing Examples of Employee Recognition from HR Leaders

By John Courtney May 2, 2018

Employee rewards and recognition is a $45 billion dollar industry. And with companies like ..

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