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Moody Managers Bad for Performance Reviews?

Shhh! Do you hear those painful cries and sighs emanating from behind company walls?  Those aren’t from the goblins and witches but employees and managers. The reason: It’s annual performance review time! As if the mere mention performance reviews isn’t enough to set off a passionate debate over their value, recent research on how moods […]

The Absurdity of the Annual Performance Review

The Absurdity of the Annual Performance Review

The annual performance review has a big bulls-eye on it. Nearly every day I receive an alert, newsletter, or magazine criticizing and critiquing its ineffectiveness. Despite the near unanimous agreement on the importance of giving employee’s feedback, the implementation of employee appraisals verges on absurdity. At the core of the absurdity lies the issue that […]

How Management Can Improve Performance Reviews

Annual performance reviews are under attack. Some experts even boast that employee performance appraisals are dead. But whether you support them or abhor them, one thing seems to gather common ground – the performance review process needs to be improved.  Many management teams are still unsure as to how to effectively leverage an employee’s review […]

It’s Performance Review Season! Can You Feel The Tension?

Managers and employees are buzzing about the annual performance review. Unfortunately the anticipation isn’t necessarily positive. Let’s be honest. The review meeting has become little more than a song-and-dance ritual. If it wasn’t for HR’s mandate that every employee must have this annual appraisal to document performance for the employee file, annual reviews would never […]

Halo Effect: 4 Conditions To Avoid During Employee Evaluations

Halo Effect: 4 Conditions To Avoid During Employee Evaluations

The termination and subsequent replacement of any employee is painful. And the retention of an under-performing manager, especially a senior manager, is like self-inflicting a wound. There is never a good time and it is always more expensive. Everything we do anymore needs to be done yesterday. The problem solving requirements for managers today are […]

4 Reasons Why Your DISC Style Might Bias Performance Reviews

4 Reasons Why Your DISC Style Might Bias Performance Reviews

Performance reviews, one of the most disliked managerial responsibilities, are difficult enough to do without personal bias getting in the way. The DISC behavioral profile is an excellent tool to help managers understand how their personal preferences might cloud objectivity and be misinterpreted by their employees. What follows are employee performance review highlights through the eyes of […]

3 Steps To Improve The Annual Performance Review

Can you feel it?  It’s performance review season! Managers are buzzing about performance reviews. Unfortunately the anticipation isn’t necessarily positive. Let’s be honest. The review meeting has become little more than a ritual. If it wasn’t for HR’s mandate that every employee must have this annual performance review to document performance for the employee file, annual reviews […]