The PerformYard Blog

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


The Purpose of Peer Reviews in 360s

By PerformYard January 14, 2020

The 360 peer review is a professional feedback process that invites a group of coworkers to..

3 Ways to Improve your Performance Review Forms

By PerformYard December 20, 2019

When performance reviews are faulty, it is easy to recognize that change is necessary. Yet..

A Manager's Guide to Performance Appraisal Meetings

By PerformYard November 26, 2019

Performance review meetings can be stressful. It can feel like you're gearing up for a..

How Does Uber do Performance Management?

By PerformYard November 21, 2019

You’ve used the service or at least heard of it. Uber is everywhere. They’ve made many..

What is Management by Objectives

By PerformYard November 13, 2019

What is Management by Objectives?

Management by objectives is a system for improving employee..

What is Modern Performance Management?

By PerformYard November 5, 2019

Modern performance management is about designing a process that is unique to your organization..

HR's Quick Guide to SMART Goals

By PerformYard October 29, 2019

The acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time Constrained...

Employee Check-ins vs Employee Reviews

By PerformYard October 22, 2019

If you’re heard the word “check-ins” talked about in performance management circles, you’ve..

What are Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales? BARS

By PerformYard October 15, 2019

Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales, also known as BARS, are a type of performance management..

5 Modern Alternatives to Annual Performance Reviews

By PerformYard October 11, 2019

The business world is becoming faster, more efficient and more innovative. In coordination with..

3 Approaches to Performance Management: Google, Betterment and IBM

By PerformYard September 11, 2019

Some of the biggest names in technology and finance are not just making headlines for innovative..

What is the Essay Method for Performance Appraisals?

By PerformYard September 11, 2019

While some would label it as the “grandfather” of performance appraisal methods, the essay..

The Benefits of Project Based Reviews

By PerformYard August 6, 2019

Project based work is more popular than ever. With the rise of outsourcing there are more..

Performance Review Ratings Scales - Examples

By PerformYard July 23, 2019

Rating scales are one of the more commonly used tools in performance management. A rating scale..

The Biases You Must Remove from Your Performance Reviews

By PerformYard July 2, 2019

Did you know that even after developing the best HR performance management system for your..

Building Blocks of Modern Performance Management

By PerformYard June 27, 2019

At PerformYard, we believe that your performance management process should be as unique as your..

How Does GE Do Performance Management Today?

By PerformYard June 11, 2019

When it comes to discussing performance management, it’s impossible to skip Jack Welch’s ..

The Right Way to Use Ratings in Performance Reviews

By PerformYard June 4, 2019

Ratings are often maligned because no one wants to be boiled down to a score, but ratings do..