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

Ben Hastings

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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What Is Continuous Feedback? (And do you really need it?)

By Ben Hastings July 3, 2018

If you’ve gone anywhere near the HR echo chamber, you’ve probably (perhaps even unconsciously)..

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,..

Are Employee Trainings Worth It?

By Ben Hastings May 15, 2018

Employee training is a hot topic and with the size of the learning and development market at a..

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..

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,..

A Real-World Guide to Employee Recognition

By Ben Hastings March 6, 2018

No matter where you look, you'll find a conversation about employee recognition.

Pepsico CEO,..

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..

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..

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..

“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..

Clear Your Workplace Performance Hurdles

By Ben Hastings March 10, 2014

Creating an environment that engages and motivates your employees to the highest level possible..

Garbage Data Leads to Garbage Performance

By Ben Hastings January 29, 2014

“I don’t think it would be a good use of resources to spend much time researching the situation...

Internal Social Networks: Not Just for Millennials

By Ben Hastings January 17, 2014

Facebook. Twitter. Yammer. Google Hangouts. With the Millennial generation expected to represent ..

Manage your manager: Part I - Identify your manager type

By Ben Hastings November 13, 2013

[Note: this post was originally published on July 31, 2013.]

This is the first in a series of..

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