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What is Performance Management Software?

by John Courtney on November 17, 2017

Performance management software allows companies to effectively track, analyze and evaluate their employee performance and productivity. The software should distribute forms for feedback, collect data, manage administrative tasks like sign-offs, analyze information about performance and store feedback securely.

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Should You Choose Annual or Quarterly Performance Reviews?

by Ben Hastings on November 15, 2017

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

Business behemoths like GE, IBM and Adobe are completely revamping their performance review procedures, even going as far as to eliminate the annual review in favor of a continuous feedback model, consisting of weekly, monthly, or even real-time performance reviews.

But is that a little extreme? Maybe.

The answer will always depend on the unique cadence and culture of your business. So before jumping on the bandwagon with an extreme makeover of your employee review process, take a minute to consider whether the traditional quarterly or annual performance review still deserves a place in your organization.

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Should Employees be More Engaged or More Productive?

by John Courtney on November 9, 2017

Employee engagement is a BIG topic.

In fact, according to a recent report from Bersin & Associates, organizations currently invest around $720 million annually in engagement improvement.

But with only 32% of US employees feeling engaged at work, would employers be better off focusing on productivity?

Let's take a look at some of the biggest challenges in defining and measuring employee engagement versus productivity—and explore some simple ways to get more of both.

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Do Employees Want Negative Feedback?

by John Courtney on November 7, 2017

Yes, the answer is just yes.

The negative feedback divide

First, a quick clarification of terms. When we say negative feedback we’re talking about: suggestions for improvement, discussions of new and better ways to do things, and pointing out things that were done in a less than optimal way.

The types of communications we’re not including are: general expressions of dissatisfaction, negative characterizations or reprimands.

The problem with negative feedback is the divide between the number of managers who tend to avoid it and the number of employees who would like to receive it.

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T is for Time Constrained

by John Courtney on October 24, 2017

In this series we explore the science behind the 5 elements of a SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time Constrained). This week's article is about the “T.”

Time if the fourth dimension, it is a fundamental part of...of just everything. Everything you do happens over the course of time, so to set a goal and not talk about time is just crazy. Time is so fundamental to goals that you’d think we wouldn’t have to talk about it, but we do and we will.

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The 45 Second Performance Review

by John Courtney on October 16, 2017

Ben, the CEO of PerformYard, completes a Deloitte-style performance review for one of his direct reports. 

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