Reinventing Performance and Rewards | Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly – October 2022

Talent Management

Effective performance management (PM) happens continuously throughout the year. Nonetheless, this time of the year is often a reflection point as organizations determine what needs to be accomplished for the rest of the year and the goals and objectives they will set for the new year. As managers and leaders reflect on different aspects of PM …

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4 Steps to Address Challenges to Continuous Performance Conversations | Gartner

Talent Management

One tenet of modern performance management (PM) is that PM conversations between managers and employees should be ongoing and frequent. And while most subscribe to this philosophy, barriers can prevent and/or reduce the likelihood of these conversations from happening. These obstacles range from lack of time, employees not seeing the value in them, and previous …

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Performance Management Shouldn’t Kill Collaboration | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

Most organizations rely on cross-functional and unit collaboration to drive business performance and results. And while organizations often include a “team” component as part of evaluating and rewarding employee performance, this article argues that performance management practices can still discourage cross-silo collaboration. The authors offer a four-part performance scorecard for every employee that establishes shared goals for …

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Gartner’s August HR Leaders Monthly on Human Leadership | Gartner

Leadership & Culture

Employees continue to think more intentionally about what they want from their work and other areas of life as part of what some have dubbed “The Great Reflection.” And while “leaders” can be categorized as “employees,” the focus on employee preferences often fails to emphasize that leaders are also re-prioritizing what they want from work and …

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How to Win the War for Talent Through Performance Management | Gartner

Talent Management

Employee wellbeing (EWB) continues to be a top priority for many organizations. And while leaders have implemented practices and tools to support EWB, this article argues that HR leaders can “reposition performance management (PM) at their organizations to deliver on employees’ wellbeing needs, not just their performance needs.”  As illustrated in Figure 2, PM processes can help meet …

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6 Ways to Make Performance Reviews More Fair | Harvard Business Review

Talent Management

Effective performance management (PM) aims to provide objective and fair performance feedback. And while most people try to be meritocratic when assessing the performance of others, PM is imperfect and subject to bias. This article identifies several sources of bias in the performance-review process and shares six behavioral nudges — four for managers and two for employees …

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

Talent Management

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

Talent Management

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

Workforce Trends

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

Talent Management

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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