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The PerformYard Blog

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

The Right Way to Use Ratings in Performance Reviews

By PerformYard June 4, 2019

Ratings are often maligned because no one wants to be boiled down to a score, but ratings do..

The Purpose of 90-day (New Hire) Reviews

By PerformYard May 9, 2019

New-hire reviews are one of the most frequently overlooked and grossly underrated parts of a..

Creating Questions for an Upward Performance Appraisal

By John Courtney December 11, 2018

Upward feedback, a.k.a. asking employees to review managers, can help you create the kind of ..

360 Reviews: Self, Manager, Peer and Upward, which ones do you really need?

By John Courtney October 23, 2018

For most organizations, performance management isn't as linear as it seems.

How to Fix Low Performance Review Completion Rates

By John Courtney October 11, 2018

Perhaps more than any other business function, HR performance is hard to measure. How do you..

Make Your Employee Appraisals More Fair with 4 Simple Ideas

By John Courtney September 25, 2018

If you've been following the performance management space for any amount of time, you know how..

7 Things an Effective Self-Review Form Should Accomplish

By John Courtney September 11, 2018

How would you rate your job performance at our company?

Open-Ended or Closed-Ended Questions in Performance Reviews?

By Ben Hastings July 31, 2018

In HR, business, and life, people search for answers when they should be looking at questions.

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How To Give a Negative Performance Review - 6 Communication Principles and +21 Example Phrases

By John Courtney July 24, 2018

Feedback is about as powerful in business as it is in rock n’ roll.

And when managers do it..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Should HR be part of the employee review process?

By John Courtney December 19, 2017

As an HR professional, you have a hand in a million different parts of the business.

On any..

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..

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..

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