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The PerformYard Blog

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

What Is Continuous Feedback? (And do you really need it?)

By Ben Hastings July 3, 2018

If you’ve gone anywhere near the HR echo chamber, you’ve probably (perhaps even unconsciously)..

A Beginner's Guide to Performance Management Software

By John Courtney July 2, 2018

In business, performance is everything. If your employees are not performing at the highest..

Heuristics in Performance Management

By John Courtney June 26, 2018

Ever since the HR world woke up to the idea that the workplace is dependent on humans and not..

Tactical Performance vs. Adaptive Performance: Why You Need Both.

By Ben Hastings June 14, 2018

Carl Reichardt is one of those epic CEOs business authors love to write about.

In the late '80s,..

Balancing Structured Reviews and Unstructured Feedback

By John Courtney June 11, 2018

Sometimes it can feel like we’re forced to choose; between a tightly managed stack and rank..

Perfect Fit Performance Management

By John Courtney June 6, 2018

The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health within reach for all Coloradans by engaging..

4 Crucial Times to NOT Give Feedback

By John Courtney June 6, 2018

We talk a lot about feedback here at PerformYard — how to use it, how to give it and how..

Establish Expectations, Not Just Goals

By John Courtney May 30, 2018

Is there a difference between goals and expectations?

Surely, there is, but it can be hard to..

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..

Are Employee Trainings Worth It?

By Ben Hastings May 15, 2018

Employee training is a hot topic and with the size of the learning and development market at a..

Amazing Examples of Employee Recognition from HR Leaders

By John Courtney May 2, 2018

Employee rewards and recognition is a $45 billion dollar industry. And with companies like ..

How much is bad performance management costing you?

By John Courtney April 26, 2018

Are you managing your employees with the same level of care you afford your business balance..

Stop Chasing HR Trends, Do This Instead

By John Courtney April 17, 2018

Amy is an HR manager at a firm that isn’t tanking but isn’t exactly succeeding with flying..

How can performance reviews support diversity and inclusion?

By John Courtney April 12, 2018

Ask any HR expert and they'll tell you the performance review process has two main goals —..

The Pros and Cons of 360 reviews

By Jon Malpass April 5, 2018

There are times when a performance appraisal does just the right thing and times when it just..

Are you asking the right performance review questions?

By Ben Hastings April 3, 2018

At least half the pain of the performance review are all the questions that come with it. Most..

From KPIs to OKRs: Your Quickstart Guide to Performance Acronyms

By Ben Hastings March 27, 2018

When it comes to performance metrics, the business world loves a good acronym. KPI, KRI, KRA,..

Should Employees Score Their Managers? (Googlers Do)

By John Courtney March 22, 2018

The idea of upward feedback, or employees giving managers feedback, is on an upward trend. And..

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