Human Resources News & Insights

State of the performance review 2017: What the best companies are doing today

Performance reviews. Everybody agrees that the old approach — sit the employee down and tell them where they’ve been underperforming for the past 12 months — just doesn’t work.  So what does?  

This may surprise you: How much employees hate traditional performance reviews

It probably comes as no surprise that employees and managers are not big fans of traditional performance reviews. But what may surprise you is just how much employees despise these reviews — and how they could be driving top talent out the door. 

Top 10 mistakes managers make when giving feedback

Orchestrating a great feedback session is as much about what you shouldn’t do as what you should. 

Do’s and don’ts to make performance reviews actually mean something

Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the “dreaded chore” category into the file titled “engagement tools.”

Everybody hates them, but performance reviews aren’t going away: Survey

You’d think, with all the complaining both employers and employees do about performance reviews, that companies would be scrapping the bloody things altogether. You’d be wrong.  

Bad things happen when you go easy in performance reviews

“Oh, goodie! It’s performance review time,” said no manager … ever. And as a result of this lack of enthusiasm, managers can screw them up — royally. Thankfully, we just found something very handy to help them avoid screw-ups. 

Avoid legal pitfalls: 8 quick performance review do’s and don’ts

“It’s the best time of the year — time for performance reviews!” said no one, ever. Both managers and employees get anxious when annual reviews come around. But managers may have it worse. 

The crucial steps to make performance reviews easier for everyone

This new case study highlights how employers can make appraisals work for HR, managers and employees. 

Does your employee review process actually improve performance?

Performance reviews: The most-dreaded procedure in every workplace, painful for workers and managers alike. Here are some thoughts about why they’re often not effective, and how HR can help managers understand just how reviews should be useful to both employer and employee.

Poor performance uncovered while worker’s out on FMLA: Can she be fired?

Employers often get very nervous about taking disciplinary action against a staffer who’s just taken — or has just returned from — FMLA leave. A recent court decision illustrates that you might have more room to maneuver than you thought.