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The PerformYard Blog

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

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..

The Pros and Cons of 360 reviews

By Jon Malpass April 5, 2018

There are times when a performance appraisal does just the right thing and times when it just..

Are you asking the right performance review questions?

By Ben Hastings April 3, 2018

At least half the pain of the performance review are all the questions that come with it. Most..

9 Things Performance Reviews Should Accomplish

By Ben Hastings February 22, 2018

It's no secret that performance reviews get a bad rap.

Come November, they can hang like a black..

How to Use Performance Reviews to Spot Future Talent

By Ben Hastings February 9, 2018

I once attended a high-level conference of executives managing high growth enterprises and many..

4 Easy Ways to Get Your Performance Reviews Back on Track

By John Courtney February 6, 2018

Between staying on top of day-to-day tasks and good old-fashioned fear of confrontation, there..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Deloitte's Radically Simple Review

By John Courtney October 13, 2017

Deloitte, an organization with over 263,000 employees, has one of the simplest performance..

In Defense of Performance Reviews

By John Courtney March 29, 2017

Everyone hates the employee review

The non-practical types love to talk about killing..

5 Tips That Make Employee Reviews Easy

By John Courtney March 21, 2017

You set up meetings with all your direct reports and head to a small conference room for the..

Why You Should Avoid Anonymous Performance Feedback

By John Scott August 6, 2015

Anonymous performance feedback is a popular component of many an organization's performance..

“Everyone is above average!” or Why Your Performance Ratings Need Work

By Ben Hastings April 29, 2014

You may have noticed a trend in companies where, because of skews in performance ratings, most..

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