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..

What PSYC101 Teaches Us About Good Performance Reviews

By Jon Malpass June 19, 2015

For many college students, the introduction to psychology course can be one of the most popular..

Onboarding: Start Your Retention Strategy on Day One

By Jon Malpass July 15, 2014

The first day at a new job is stressful. The pressure to start off on the right foot and make a..

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..

Motivation vs Talent: What should managers prioritize?

By Jon Malpass April 1, 2014

It isn’t always the most talented worker that does the best work. No where is that more evident..

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..

Employees Can Encourage Their Own Recognition

By Jon Malpass March 3, 2014

In the business world, there are two extremes in terms of project outcomes – total success and..

Senior Managers vs Junior Staff: Who gives better feedback?

By Jon Malpass February 27, 2014

When starting the performance review conversation at your company, how do you select the..

Improving Performance From Recent Graduates

By Jon Malpass February 19, 2014

When hiring a recent college graduate, many supervisors focus their onboarding efforts on..

4 Ways to Improve Your Own Performance

By Jon Malpass December 31, 2013

As we enter 2014, I thought it would be great to talk through some New Year’s resolutions for..

Tips for Improving your Weekly Status Reports (Part II)

By Jon Malpass December 10, 2013

Last week I started covering our tips for better status reports. While you can see that post here

Tips for Improving your Weekly Status Reports (Part I)

By Jon Malpass December 3, 2013

Some years ago, I was doing a weekly status report in one of my prior positions. It started out..

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..