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The PerformYard Blog

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

John Courtney

10 Best Performance Management Blogs

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 Only 5 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

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..

Choosing Performance Management Technology

By John Courtney November 17, 2017

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

Balance Employee Engagement and Productivity

By John Courtney November 9, 2017

Employee engagement is a BIG topic.

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

Do Employees Want Negative Feedback?

By John Courtney November 7, 2017

Yes, the answer is just yes.

The negative feedback divide

First, a quick clarification of terms...

Deloitte's Radically Simple Review

By John Courtney October 13, 2017

Deloitte, an organization with over 263,000 employees, has one of the simplest performance..

How To: Create a Radically Simple Review Form

By John Courtney October 13, 2017

After writing about Deloitte’s radically simple reviews, the number one response we received was..

Are 10x Stretch Goals Right For You?

By John Courtney May 8, 2017

Google is the most audacious company in the world. Their new projects are often so..

In Defense of Performance Reviews

By John Courtney March 29, 2017

Everyone hates the employee review

The non-practical types love to talk about killing..

5 Tips For Effective Review Meetings with Employees

By John Courtney March 21, 2017

You set up meetings with all your direct reports and head to a small conference room for the..

Shortest Performance Review Form (Just 4 Questions)

By John Courtney March 10, 2017

There is an endless cycle of debate over how to do employee performance reviews. Should you set..

First, Take Back Your Company's Time

By John Courtney February 24, 2017

At PerformYard we serve mid-size organizations (50-500) that are tired of their homegrown..

Deliver Criticism Employees Appreciate

By John Courtney January 24, 2017

Criticism is a fundamental and necessary part of growth. If we want to grow as an individual or..

Love The Problem, Not The Solution

By John Courtney January 12, 2017

At the beginning of each new year we see a lot of articles appearing about the hot new trends in..

Accountability vs Growth: Choose a side (or don't)

By John Courtney December 13, 2016

There is a revolution happening in Performance Management. It is easy to see at corporate..

Traditional vs Strategic HR

By John Courtney November 29, 2016

Google has a famous HR department, they call themselves People Operations or Pops for short. The..

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