Performance Management Blog

Tips for Getting Performance Feedback Before Your Review

Posted by Jamie Resker on Sep 6, 2012 10:21:00 AM


Most Managers Don’t Volunteer Performance Feedback; You Have To Ask Tor It.

Most managers won’t address an issue even if it’s just something small for fear of how you might react.  So that means that most of us aren’t receiving information about what is working and what needs more attention.

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Topics: asking for feedback, giving feedback, employee development, performance review, performance management, professional development, receiving feedback, one-on-one meetings, career development

Performance Feedback, Development and Employee Motivation

Posted by Jamie Resker on Oct 12, 2011 5:02:00 PM

We’re excited to have Sean Conrad, a Certified Human Capital Strategist and Senior Product Analyst at Halogen Software, provide some insight on employee motivation.   


mo·ti·va·tion
noun /ˌmōtəˈvāSHən/ 
motivations, plural

1.  The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way
      -escape can be a strong motivation for travel

2.  The general desire or willingness of someone to do something
     - keep staff up to date and maintain interest and motivation

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Topics: employee motivation, employee development, performance feedback, performance management, Feedback as a motivator

Employee Performance and Recognition

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jun 16, 2011 5:42:00 PM
 

The Boston Business Journal honored the 75 best places to work in Boston. The event named the top companies across three categories – large, medium and small businesses.  The midsize business winner for the second year in a row was HubSpot which also happens to be the vendor we use for our web platform.  Check out the video above, featuring some of the Hubspot staff (aka as HubSpotters) and you can easily see how much fun employees have working at this unique 200 person company.  Hmmmm, how do we get employees to voluntarily sing and rap about their employer's products and services?

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Topics: employee motivation, employee development, employee recogntion, professional development

Employees Should Stop Whining About Performance Reviews

Posted by Jamie Resker on Mar 7, 2011 11:03:00 AM

And do Something About it...

As the primary mechanism for delivering feedback, the annual performance review leaves much to be desired. I don’t know that reviews will ever be dumped, but I do know that managers, employees, leadership and HR don’t put a lot of stock in them.

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Topics: asking for feedback, bad managers, employee development, performance feedback, performance reviews, avoiding conflict, bad performance review

Avoiding Difficult Performance Discussions is Not Nice

Posted by Jamie Resker on Oct 18, 2010 10:06:00 PM

One of the excuses we commonly hear as a reason for not actively engaging in dialogue with employees regarding their performance is “We’re really nice at XYZ organization” or “We're non-confrontational". Translation, “We have people who are underperforming, but we’d rather not have those conversations.” Or, “It’s just easier to let the underperformance continue as is; I’ll just focus on my A and B level players.” And finally, “What would we say and how would the person on the receiving end react? We’d rather not go there.”

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Topics: difficult conversations, employee development, underperformance, performance feedback, performance management, avoiding conflict, ignoring performance issues

Two Important Questions to Ask During Your Performance Review

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jun 6, 2010 4:56:00 PM

I continually hear from employees who have just had their performance evaluation that it wasn't a valuable developmental experience. I then ask, "Did you learn what you do well and should continue doing and find out at least one thing you could be doing that would help you be more effective"? About 10% will answer yes to that question.

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Topics: feedback, asking for feedback, constructive criticism, improving performance, managing your boss, employee development, how to ask for positive feedback