Performance Management - the Next Generation

Is there a new, more grown up attitude to performance management emerging? Netflix abandoned formal reviews some time ago, reportedly seeing them as being “too ritualistic and too infrequent”. In place of this, managers were encouraged to have frequent and honest conversations and to make better use of the data available through improved business analytics to provide a more accurate picture of how people were doing.…

Don't throw away your paper-based performance management!

Do you have a paper-based performance management system that you think is already working and that people are bought-into - and yet you're under pressure to upgrade it and 'move online'? You know only too well the time and cost savings to be had from moving online - as well as getting better, real-time reporting, accurate analytical reports at the click of a button, and a strong return on investment from tighter objective management. And, you know that there probably could be a few tweaks that could be made to your current performance management process but it is, you think, fundamentally, a sound system. So, why do your managers want you to look at a cloud-based, performance management system?…

Supporting line managers in Performance Management

Getting performance management embedded within your organisation is no mean feat. You need your line managers and employees to recognise and understand the benefits to them as individuals as well as those that the organisation as a whole will see.…

Build your case for on-line performance management

Our article in HR.com's Talent Management Essentials, outlines the four main benefits of on-line performance management that we observe through our work with clients - and from our research with those with whom we come in contact.…

10 ways to make performance reviews more effective

A solid, robust and effective performance review makes the difference between a tickbox exercise and a way of working which really adds value to the business.   Our top 10 tips follow.…

5 New Year resolutions every HR decision maker could make

Getting the most from your talent in 2014 will have its challenges. We’ve put together our thoughts about the top 5 resolutions those making people and talent decisions could look at in 2014.…

360 – how often is too often?

Once people start to use a 360 questionnaire and realise the value of gaining the insight into how others see them, it’s sometimes easy for them to make the (incorrect) leap in thought process that the more 360s they do, the quicker they’ll develop and acquire the skills and behaviours they’re looking for.…

The ups and the downs of moving performance reviews on-line

If you’re an organisation which has already invested significant time, resource and energy into the design and roll-out of a performance management process, the last thing you may want to hear is how much better it is if you now move on-line!…

It’s pay back time - when do you see ROI?

In the recent Head Light survey - Justifying spend in hard times: measuring Return on Investment for 360 and Performance Reviews – we asked when users of on-line 360 and performance reviews saw a return on their investment.…

Calculating ROI – are we all doing this with our talent management activities?

With economic uncertainty comes the need for greater scrutiny of spend and examination of return of any investment.  But how does this apply to areas of talent management spend?  Are we all justifying our spend, building a business case and looking at the payback on the investment once made?…

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