The PerformYard Blog

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


3 Types of Employee Review Questions

By PerformYard May 20, 2020

You’ve been tasked with creating a series of questions for the upcoming performance checkins. If..

What is Modern Performance Management

By PerformYard May 5, 2020

There has been a shift in how organizations think about performance management. You can see it..

A Short Guide to Giving Feedback

By PerformYard April 16, 2020

Here’s a surprising fact: 92% of respondents to a Zegner/Folkman survey agreed with the..

Creating a Modern Performance Management System

By PerformYard April 7, 2020


Modern performance management is overwhelming. There are more options than ever..

How to Write a Self Review

By PerformYard March 26, 2020

Self Reviews or Self appraisals; to some, they feel like an oxymoron, and to others, they create..

Alternatives to SMART Goals

By PerformYard March 10, 2020

SMART is great, but it has become cliched. Many people assume they know what it means without..

The Purpose of Performance Management: 5 Options

By PerformYard March 4, 2020

Performance Management is a big idea. We’re talking about improving the performance of every..

How Netflix does Performance Management

By PerformYard February 26, 2020

Netflix's no-holds-barred approach to HR has gained the attention of many, both good and bad...

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..

Why SMART Goals are Important

By PerformYard October 29, 2019

The ideas behind SMART are timeless, however if you simplify complex ideas into simple acronyms..

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..