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The PerformYard Blog

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

Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018

By John Courtney December 14, 2017

We love reading about Why Generation Z  Will Prefer to be Managed by Robots, and How Will We..

How to Have the End of Year Performance Conversation

By Ben Hastings December 12, 2017

Ah, the annual performance review. This time of year, it's the only thing more dreaded than..

The Right Way to Reduce Employee Turnover

By John Courtney December 6, 2017

Ever since needy Millennials joined the workforce and Silicon Valley giants started offering..

Can Managers Rate Employee Skills Effectively?

By Ben Hastings November 30, 2017

Most bosses think they know their employees better than anyone else.

After all, we spend 90,000..

11 Types of Employee One-on-ones (and 69 example questions)

By John Courtney November 28, 2017

The employee one-on-one is a classic example of something easy to do, but hard to do well.

A..

How Does Asana Do Performance Management?

By John Courtney November 21, 2017

Asana, is a silicon-valley startup founded in 2008 by former Facebook developers, Justin..

What is Performance Management Software?

By John Courtney November 17, 2017

Performance management software allows companies to effectively track, analyze and evaluate..

Should You Choose Annual or Quarterly Performance Reviews?

By Ben Hastings November 15, 2017

We're experiencing a major shake-up in the world of performance appraisals.

Business behemoths..

Should Employees be More Engaged or More Productive?

By John Courtney November 9, 2017

Employee engagement is a BIG topic.

In fact, according to a recent report from Bersin &..

Do Employees Want Negative Feedback?

By John Courtney November 7, 2017

Yes, the answer is just yes.

The negative feedback divide

First, a quick clarification of terms...

T is for Time Constrained

By John Courtney October 24, 2017

In this series we explore the science behind the 5 elements of a SMART Goal (Specific,..

The 45 Second Performance Review

By John Courtney October 16, 2017

Ben, the CEO of PerformYard, completes a Deloitte-style performance review for one of his..

Deloitte's Radically Simple Review

By John Courtney October 13, 2017

Deloitte, an organization with over 263,000 employees, has one of the simplest performance..

How To: Create a Radically Simple Review Form

By John Courtney October 13, 2017

After writing about Deloitte’s radically simple reviews, the number one response we received was..

R is for Relevant

By John Courtney September 6, 2017

Remember Algebra homework? Or maybe your kid’s algebra homework?

When I think back to those..

A is for Achievable

By John Courtney August 7, 2017

In this series we explore the science behind the 5 elements of a SMART Goal (Specific,..

Are Your Goals Too Measurable?

By John Courtney June 9, 2017

In this series we explore the science behind the 5 elements of a SMART Goal (Specific,..

Should You Set Goals Like Google?

By John Courtney May 8, 2017

Google is the most audacious company in the world. Their new projects are often so..

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