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The PerformYard Blog

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

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..

5 Personalities in Every Team (and How to Coach Them)

By John Courtney March 14, 2018

If you’ve ever received career counseling, you’re no stranger to the many personality tests out..

Want Great Employees? Give them Great Jobs.

By John Courtney March 8, 2018

We've all met the star performer who resigned shortly after being promoted.

For most of us, we..

A Real-World Guide to Employee Recognition

By Ben Hastings March 6, 2018

No matter where you look, you'll find a conversation about employee recognition.

Pepsico CEO,..

Does HR do enough to train managers?

By John Courtney March 1, 2018

Picture this.

You just moved one of your best employees into a management role. As an employee..

11 Award-winning Company Cultures with a Style that's All Their Own

By John Courtney February 27, 2018

Company culture can be a tough thing to nail.

While it's always tempting to play..

9 Things Performance Reviews Should Accomplish

By Ben Hastings February 22, 2018

It's no secret that performance reviews get a bad rap.

Come November, they can hang like a black..

Employee motivation vs. employee determination: Is there a difference and does it matter?

By John Courtney February 14, 2018

“I’m motivated” versus “I’m determined”.

In a lot of conversations, you could probably say..

How to Use Performance Reviews to Spot Future Talent

By Ben Hastings February 9, 2018

I once attended a high-level conference of executives managing high growth enterprises and many..

4 Easy Ways to Get Your Performance Reviews Back on Track

By John Courtney February 6, 2018

Between staying on top of day-to-day tasks and good old-fashioned fear of confrontation, there..

How to Help Your Employees Feel Heard

By John Courtney February 1, 2018

There are millions of self-development books, articles and coaching programs with the aim of..

Why Do Great Employees Quit?

By John Courtney January 30, 2018

Are "personal reasons" ever really the whole reason?

Probably not. Despite the contents of their..

How HR Can Train Managers To Deliver Better Reviews

By John Courtney January 25, 2018

From pay increases to sales targets, some of our most crucial business decisions boil right down..

Are Your Employee Reviews Getting Done?

By John Courtney January 23, 2018

The HR world is changing fast. Tech is changing, talent is changing, and the future of work will..

The Most Important (and Overlooked!) Features to Consider When Selecting Performance Management Software?

By John Courtney January 16, 2018

Congrats! You've made the decision to uplevel your performance management strategy. Get ready..

13 Essential Ideas for Increasing Employee Engagement

By Ben Hastings January 11, 2018

From office slides to cryogenics, there's no shortage of wild ideas for increasing employee..

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