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The PerformYard Blog

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

John Courtney

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 —..

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..

5 Personalities in Every Team (and How to Coach Them)

By John Courtney March 14, 2018

If you’ve ever received career counseling, you’re no stranger to the many personality tests out..

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..

Does HR do enough to train managers?

By John Courtney March 1, 2018

Picture this.

You just moved one of your best employees into a management role. As an employee..

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..

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..

How to Help Your Employees Feel Heard

By John Courtney February 1, 2018

There are millions of self-development books, articles and coaching programs with the aim of..

Why Do Great Employees Quit?

By John Courtney January 30, 2018

Are "personal reasons" ever really the whole reason?

Probably not. Despite the contents of their..

How HR Can Train Managers To Deliver Better Reviews

By John Courtney January 25, 2018

From pay increases to sales targets, some of our most crucial business decisions boil right down..

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..

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..

Give Effortless Feedback with PerformYard

By John Courtney January 2, 2018

At PerformYard our goal is to build a flexible performance management solution that is also..

Does Your Organization Learn?

By John Courtney December 21, 2017

The oven beeps, you open the door, reach in and grab the cookie sheet. A searing pain shoots up..

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..

Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018

By John Courtney December 14, 2017

We love reading about Why Generation Z  Will Prefer to be Managed by Robots, and How Will We..

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