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The PerformYard Blog

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

How much is bad performance management costing you?

By John Courtney April 26, 2018

Are you managing your employees with the same level of care you afford your business balance..

Stop Chasing HR Trends, Do This Instead

By John Courtney April 17, 2018

Amy is an HR manager at a firm that isn’t tanking but isn’t exactly succeeding with flying..

How can performance reviews support diversity and inclusion?

By John Courtney April 12, 2018

Ask any HR expert and they'll tell you the performance review process has two main goals —..

From KPIs to OKRs: Your Quickstart Guide to Performance Acronyms

By Ben Hastings March 27, 2018

When it comes to performance metrics, the business world loves a good acronym. KPI, KRI, KRA,..

Should Employees Score Their Managers? (Googlers Do)

By John Courtney March 22, 2018

The idea of upward feedback, or employees giving managers feedback, is on an upward trend. And..

Want Great Employees? Give them Great Jobs.

By John Courtney March 8, 2018

We've all met the star performer who resigned shortly after being promoted.

For most of us, we..

11 Award-winning Company Cultures with a Style that's All Their Own

By John Courtney February 27, 2018

Company culture can be a tough thing to nail.

While it's always tempting to play..

Employee motivation vs. employee determination: Is there a difference and does it matter?

By John Courtney February 14, 2018

“I’m motivated” versus “I’m determined”.

In a lot of conversations, you could probably say..

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..

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..

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..

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