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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Amazon Tells Bosses to Conceal When Employees Are on a Performance Management Plan | The Seattle Times

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One goal of performance management (PM) is to elevate employee performance through transparent and timely feedback. As such, many firms invest in developing managers’ skills in these areas. Amazon recently received criticism about one aspect of its PM practices: the firm’s performance improvement plan (PIP) called Focus. As the company describes it, Focus is a way to help underperforming …

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Designing Performance Management to Work for Hybrid Work | Reworked

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This article, by Stacia Sherman Garr of RedThread Research, shares four strategies to adjust performance management (PM) practices for a hybrid work world. In particular, it helps minimize the risks of unintentionally disadvantaging people—from a PM perspective– through hybrid work arrangements. Said differently, it provides the opportunity to enable people to do their best work and …

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Webinar: How to Crush Bias in Performance Management | Talent Strategy Group and Angela Lane

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One goal of effective performance management (PM) is to provide objective and fair performance feedback. And while managers seek to achieve this goal, PM is imperfect and subject to bias. In this one-hour webinar, Angela Lane and Marc Effron offer various tactics for reducing PM bias. One tactic is to use process design as a …

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How to Overcome 4 Key Performance Goal Challenges in 2021 | HR Leaders Monthly March 2021| Gartner

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Many firms continue to rethink their performance management (PM) practices as they adjust to new realities. And one learning during the pandemic is how quickly performance goals can change due to fast-changing priorities. As firms recognize the need for agile PM—including shifting goals and objectives rapidly as needed—this article provides a few ideas. The article …

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