Performance Reviews

Getting Real about Performance Management

A good performance management system lays the foundation for all kinds of employment decisions, motivates employees by recognizing success and corrects issues before they get out of control.Sounds great in theory, right? Unfortunately, we are often so busy that we do not always think to formalize performance management beyond the annual review. Let’s take a […] Read more…

What Does Workplace Productivity Look Like?

As part of my duties as a Human Resources content writer for a software company, I have been developing a well-rounded HR content library. This massive library of information helps to educate thousands of employees around the nation on important topics. This week, I have been writing about “workplace productivity” topics, which are near and […] Read more…

4 Ideas for Short-Term Employee Incentives

Although incentive plans are often in place for full time workers, those who are short time employees deserve an opportunity to prove themselves, too. This can help increase performance and create a more promising work environment. How to Use Incentives Using short term employee incentives helps motivate individuals to perform the best they can even […] Read more…

GuestPost-Three Retention Secrets for a High Performance Environment

High performance environments are stressful workplaces, to say the least. When results are king, mediocrity is disdained and failure intolerable. Some employees burn out in the struggle to consistently meet the high expectations typical of these environments. Meanwhile, the individuals who thrive in these environments have intense ambition–and are always on the lookout for greener […] Read more…

Top HR Articles for June 2012

Each month, the HR Writer takes time out to call attention to what are the finest articles on HR related topics and news. These articles represent the leading minds in human resources, as well as the virtual “pulse” of what’s developing in the HR industry as a whole. While there are many many other fine […] Read more…

3 Simple Ways to Make Performance Reviews Less Stressful and More Productive

Ask any manager what he thinks about conducting HR performance reviews and you are likely to get answers somewhere between “I hate them.” and “what’s the point?” Employees often dread them too, worried they don’t meet up to expectations and won’t get a raise. For most organizations, however, the performance review is at the center […] Read more…