39 Questions Managers Can Use in Their Mid-Year Check In Discussion with Direct Reports

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While effective performance management includes ongoing, real-time feedback throughout the year, mid-year is usually one reflection point when managers and leaders hold performance check-in discussions with each of their team members. And although one purpose of this check-in is to discuss the employees’ progress on key performance goals and objectives, it is also an opportunity …

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How to Crush Bias in Performance Management | The Talent Strategy Group

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One goal of effective performance management (PM) is to provide objective and fair performance feedback. And while organizations seek to achieve this goal, PM is imperfect and subject to bias. This article offers ideas for mitigating performance management bias. It starts with the premise that while organizations often rely on bias training to help managers …

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March Issue of HR Leaders Monthly: 6 Articles | Gartner

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This 38-page March 2022 issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly Magazine includes six articles on various work, workplace, and workforce topics. They range from employees’ perceptions and expectations for hybrid work, how the pandemic and the transition to hybrid have affected women, and three pandemic lessons for building a better recruiting function. Two articles focus on performance management (PM), one of which …

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Some Companies Ditch Annual Raises and Review Worker Pay More Often | The Wall Street Journal

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This article outlines how the demand for workers has led some organizations to forgo annual pay raises and adopt more frequent pay reviews. One example is CoorsTek Inc., a maker of industrial ceramics, who started doing quarterly pay reviews last year, primarily to ensure it could hire and retain workers for critical and hard-to-fill manufacturing roles. While …

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Why ‘Meets Expectations’ Never Does: A Manager’s Guide for a Productive ‘Middle Rating’ Conversation | The Talent Strategy Group

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Organizations continue to express concern about employee retention risk. However, firms’ tactics to mitigate these risks are discussed less often and sometimes limited to obvious retention approaches. But with many firms getting ready to deliver employee performance evaluations, the performance review discussion presents an untapped opportunity for influencing employee retention. To explain how performance reviews play into …

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Four Performance Management Resources to Support Year-End Reviews and 2022 Objectives | Multiple Authors

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With 2021 coming to an end, managers and workers are preparing for year-end performance reviews and 2022 objective setting. To help firms prepare for these discussions, I have pulled together a few previously posted resources on performance management (PM), which can be accessed by clicking the links in this summary. And while this is not …

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Talent Management Challenges During Covid-19 and Beyond: Performance Management to the Rescue | Business Research Quarterly

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Many firms are adjusting their approaches to performance management (PM) to align with new ways of working. This journal article provides five recommendations for adapting and improving PM to better align with the future of work. The recommendations include (1) measure results besides behaviors, (2) measure adaptive performance, (3) conduct stay interviews to retain top performers, (4) implement a multi-source performance management system, …

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Performance Reviews Need a Brand-New P&L | INSEAD Knowledge

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The pandemic events over the past 19 months continue to have implications for performance management. Hybrid work, the continuous shifting of work goals and priorities, and workers trying to balance work demands and personal obligations are among the several factors that have affected how firms evaluate employee performance. Meanwhile, top of mind for many organizations …

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6 Predictions for the Future of Performance Management | Gartner

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Firms continue to reconsider the purpose and value of performance management (PM). And given the shift in where, when, and how employees work, organizations must consider several implications as they reevaluate their PM. This article shares six ways how employers will shift PM over the next three to five years. The six insights range from “performance reviews and …

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Gartner’s September HR Leader’s Monthly on Performance Management | Gartner

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This issue of HR Leaders Monthly includes seven articles on Gartner’s latest research on performance management and total rewards. The articles cover topics such as assessing employee behaviors, challenging assumptions of traditional high potential management, and well-being programs for a post-pandemic world, to name a few. One article, beginning on p. 17, covers six predictions for the future …

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