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The PerformYard Blog

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

Focal Point vs Anniversary Date Reviews: How To Decide

By PerformYard May 21, 2019

The differences between focal point reviews and anniversary date reviews are significant, and..

Stack Rankings: What they're good for and where they fail.

By PerformYard May 14, 2019

Some have condemned it as a cutthroat, destructive, and outdated practice, while others promote..

The Purpose of 90-day (New Hire) Reviews

By PerformYard May 9, 2019

New-hire reviews are one of the most frequently overlooked and grossly underrated parts of a..

How does Facebook do Performance Management

By PerformYard April 17, 2019

Facebook stands apart from the crowd in more ways than one. Their performance management..

What is Customer Success? Stories from a CSM at PerformYard

By Ellen Jansen February 6, 2019

New customers sometimes ask me, “if the product works like it’s supposed to, why would I need..

Performance Management at Tesla: What we know.

By John Courtney January 17, 2019

Just when you thought performance management was getting soft, along strolls Tesla hitting the..

7 Questions Managers Should Ask Unhappy Employees

By John Courtney January 15, 2019

Have you heard Richard Branson's latest business mantra?

Inspire Your Managers to Write Meaningful Performance Reviews

By John Courtney January 10, 2019

If you want happy, thriving and committed employees, you need to give good feedback. And, when..

Performance reviews for a distributed workforce and remote employees

By Ellen Jansen January 8, 2019

A successful performance management implementation enlists HR Professionals to set clear..

What is organizational alignment? And how to do it.

By John Courtney December 18, 2018

Organizational alignment, also referred to as 'strategic alignment', is a company's ability to..

How to Build a Custom Performance Management System

By John Courtney December 13, 2018

Bulky, time-consuming and ineffective. The once ubiquitous annual appraisal has gotten a bad rap..

Creating Questions for an Upward Performance Appraisal

By John Courtney December 11, 2018

Upward feedback, a.k.a. asking employees to review managers, can help you create the kind of ..

How To Create a Feedback Culture

By John Courtney December 6, 2018

Every business leader wants the kind of company where each and every employee feels like they..

The History and Science of Performance Management

By John Courtney December 4, 2018

How often do you hear phrases like 'she's a natural athlete' or 'he's a gifted designer'?

How Regeneron Built Their Performance Management System

By John Courtney November 20, 2018

Have you ever looked up from your day to day and realized there's no rhyme or reason to your..

4 TED Talks on Performance Management

By John Courtney November 13, 2018

Everyone loves a good TED Talk.

Our 5 Big Predictions for Performance Management in 2019

By John Courtney October 30, 2018

It's that time of year again. HR events are in full swing, 'Best of' lists are hitting the..

360 Reviews: Self, Manager, Peer and Upward, which ones do you really need?

By John Courtney October 23, 2018

For most organizations, performance management isn't as linear as it seems.

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