Performance Reviews

15 things that you should never say in performance reviews

Millennials hate performance reviews. Yet reviews continue to be a part of many organizations where every employee has to go through with the process. Not everyone is thrilled due to some of the negative aspects attached to it. It is natural for employees to get nervous and inadvertently say things they normally wouldn’t. We have compiled …

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Improve efficiency of performance reviews through calibration committees

Performance reviews have been around for a long time. Yet they are only said to be effective if both parties are comfortable with the assessment that is presented. On the face of it, it may appear that employee performance reviews take up a lot of the manager’s time and efforts. However, the resulting payoff of …

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7 biggest misconceptions about the Performance Appraisal process

In the past, we have written at length about performance reviews or appraisals, as they are sometimes called. This article addresses some of the most common myths about performance appraisals (that can only be attributed to outdated management thinking). Performance Management Myths and Facts 1. Winging performance appraisals on the spot: Performance appraisals cannot and …

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450+ handy performance review phrases sorted by functions

450+ handy performance review phrases sorted by functions Performance reviews are meant to be unique and tailored for each individual. That is how they can be most effective. Generic (& meaningless) rhetoric does not lead to any performance improvements. Having said that, the competencies for which the individuals are measured tend to be similar to …

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Performance appraisals & all hands meetings, unexpected link

Performance reviews, appraisals or evaluations – there are many variants for the term.  But the perception all of them trigger is almost the same. Managers meeting their direct reports secretively. Pointing out team members’ achievements or failures or both. It isn’t a stretch if we said, team members are the listeners most of the time in …

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4 things millennials hate about performance reviews in the workplace

Experts predict that by 2020, millennials will make up 35% of the global workforce with Gen Z making up 24%. That would be more than half the working population! According to some studies, millennials are perceived as someone who feels entitled, impatient and seek quick validation. Unlike the previous generations which appear patient, committed and more …

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Why context is important in the performance appraisal process

Any organization’s success is determined by a combination of various factors that need to fall in place at the right point of time. One of them is the performance appraisal process. To make sure that employees are performing at optimum levels, it is recommended that their performance be evaluated from time to time. It helps …

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Competency Based Performance Reviews: Here’s all that you need to know

The only worst thing than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay. Henry Ford It’s been a long time since Henry Ford said this, yet it is still very relevant today. Employees are the backbone of an organization. It is important that they be skilled in their …

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Why frequency is the key to successful performance management

Employees are the most critical asset of any organization. They play an important role in ensuring its long-term success. Thus, it makes sense that companies take extra effort to streamline their performance management systems. Companies with a successful performance management process can engage employees and ensure that they are extracting the best out of their …

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How do good managers get the most out of performance evaluations

Performance evaluations have long been an important part of many companies’ work environment. You get to efficiently determine how the success of employee contributions will be assessed. Good managers, however, take this opportunity to ask well crafted questions to get a better understanding of the employee’s goals, required outcomes or outputs. These questions are aimed at uncovering …

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