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The PerformYard Blog

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

How HR Can Train Managers To Deliver Better Reviews

By John Courtney January 25, 2018

From pay increases to sales targets, some of our most crucial business decisions boil right down..

Are Your Employee Reviews Getting Done?

By John Courtney January 23, 2018

The HR world is changing fast. Tech is changing, talent is changing, and the future of work will..

The Most Important (and Overlooked!) Features to Consider When Selecting Performance Management Software?

By John Courtney January 16, 2018

Congrats! You've made the decision to uplevel your performance management strategy. Get ready..

13 Essential Ideas for Increasing Employee Engagement

By Ben Hastings January 11, 2018

From office slides to cryogenics, there's no shortage of wild ideas for increasing employee..

Give Effortless Feedback with PerformYard

By John Courtney January 2, 2018

At PerformYard our goal is to build a flexible performance management solution that is also..

Does Your Organization Learn?

By John Courtney December 21, 2017

The oven beeps, you open the door, reach in and grab the cookie sheet. A searing pain shoots up..

Should HR be part of the employee review process?

By John Courtney December 19, 2017

As an HR professional, you have a hand in a million different parts of the business.

On any..

Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018

By John Courtney December 14, 2017

We love reading about Why Generation Z  Will Prefer to be Managed by Robots, and How Will We..

How to Have the End of Year Performance Conversation

By Ben Hastings December 12, 2017

Ah, the annual performance review. This time of year, it's the only thing more dreaded than..

The Right Way to Reduce Employee Turnover

By John Courtney December 6, 2017

Ever since needy Millennials joined the workforce and Silicon Valley giants started offering..

Can Managers Rate Employee Skills Effectively?

By Ben Hastings November 30, 2017

Most bosses think they know their employees better than anyone else.

After all, we spend 90,000..

11 Types of Employee One-on-ones (and 69 example questions)

By John Courtney November 28, 2017

The employee one-on-one is a classic example of something easy to do, but hard to do well.

A..

How Does Asana Do Performance Management?

By John Courtney November 21, 2017

Asana, is a silicon-valley startup founded in 2008 by former Facebook developers, Justin..

What is Performance Management Software?

By John Courtney November 17, 2017

Performance management software allows companies to effectively track, analyze and evaluate..

Should You Choose Annual or Quarterly Performance Reviews?

By Ben Hastings November 15, 2017

We're experiencing a major shake-up in the world of performance appraisals.

Business behemoths..

Should Employees be More Engaged or More Productive?

By John Courtney November 9, 2017

Employee engagement is a BIG topic.

In fact, according to a recent report from Bersin &..

Do Employees Want Negative Feedback?

By John Courtney November 7, 2017

Yes, the answer is just yes.

The negative feedback divide

First, a quick clarification of terms...

T is for Time Constrained

By John Courtney October 24, 2017

In this series we explore the science behind the 5 elements of a SMART Goal (Specific,..

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