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The PerformYard Blog

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

John Courtney

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..

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..

11 Types of Employee One-on-ones (and 69 example questions)

By John Courtney November 28, 2017

The employee one-on-one is a classic example of something easy to do, but hard to do well.

A..

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..

What is Performance Management Software?

By John Courtney November 17, 2017

Performance management software allows companies to effectively track, analyze and evaluate..

Should Employees be More Engaged or More Productive?

By John Courtney November 9, 2017

Employee engagement is a BIG topic.

In fact, according to a recent report from Bersin &..

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