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The PerformYard Blog

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

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 PerformYard April 5, 2018

360 feedback (or multi-rater feedback) is one of the fastest-growing and most controversial..

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..

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