The PerformYard Blog

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

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..

The S in S.M.A.R.T. Goals

By John Courtney April 26, 2017

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

In Defense of Performance Reviews

By John Courtney March 29, 2017

Everyone hates the employee review

The non-practical types love to talk about killing..

5 Tips That Make Employee Reviews Easy

By John Courtney March 21, 2017

You set up meetings with all your direct reports and head to a small conference room for the..

Radically Simple Performance Reviews

By John Courtney March 10, 2017

There is an endless cycle of debate over how to do employee performance reviews. Should you set..

First, Take Back Your Company's Time

By John Courtney February 24, 2017

At PerformYard we serve mid-size organizations (50-500) that are tired of their homegrown..

Deliver Criticism Employees Appreciate

By John Courtney January 24, 2017

Criticism is a fundamental and necessary part of growth. If we want to grow as an individual or..

HR In 2017: Love The Problem, Not The Solution

By John Courtney January 12, 2017

At the beginning of each new year we see a lot of articles appearing about the hot new trends in..

Accountability vs Growth: Choose a side (or don't)

By John Courtney December 13, 2016

There is a revolution happening in Performance Management. It is easy to see at corporate..

HR and the "Future of Work"

By John Courtney November 29, 2016

Google has a famous HR department, they call themselves People Operations or Pops for short. The..

Achieving Goals Through Accountability

By John Scott August 24, 2015
"Work really hard and you can achieve anything you put your mind to." If your childhood was..

Why You Should Avoid Anonymous Performance Feedback

By John Scott August 6, 2015

Anonymous performance feedback is a popular component of many an organization's performance..