The PerformYard Blog

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

Jon Malpass

What is a performance gap? (And how can you close it.)

By Jon Malpass July 18, 2018

The performance gap is one of the simplest but most overlooked business concepts out there. Miss..

Should you test your performance management process?

By Jon Malpass May 22, 2018

When your top HR VP publicly speaks out against your current performance management process, you..

Strategic Planning: Be Ready for a Rollercoaster Ride

By Jon Malpass May 19, 2014

Amusement parks have something for everyone. When it comes to planning your trip to your..

How to Give Positive Feedback - 5 Tips

By Jon Malpass April 22, 2014

The carrot or the stick. Teaching a behavior is often a combination of feedback that rewards..

5 Key Inputs for Managing Talent

By Jon Malpass April 15, 2014

Managing talent in any organization is a large undertaking with many roles and inputs. In other..

4 Prerequisites To Modern Performance Management

By Jon Malpass March 26, 2014

Even the best companies have problems with their processes. Unfortunately, identifying the..

It's Time to Recalibrate Your Performance Goals

By Jon Malpass March 13, 2014

Every year in the gym, it’s the same annual ritual. Empty machines in December, a packed house in..

Yahoo, Microsoft and the Stack Rank Performance Review

By Jon Malpass November 26, 2013

Lots of ink was (figuratively) spilled in the digital media world a few weeks back talking about..

Do these songs sound like your last performance review?

By Jon Malpass November 25, 2013

While it seems like many people are moving away from annual reviews and toward an ongoing..

Employee Review Timing - Should they be annual or anniversary based?

By Jon Malpass November 12, 2013

I was reading an interesting debate in a LinkedIn group about when to do employee reviews – on..