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How to Modernize Performance Management in Your Organization

Tools and Strategies for Adopting Today's Continuous Performance Management Model


Workshop:  How to Modernize Performance Management in Your Organization
                     Tools and Strategies for Adopting Today's Continuous Performance Management Model

When:         Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8am - 5pm EST

Where:        Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences
                     404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA  02451
                     United States
Contact:      Marissa Cammarano, mcammarano@nehra.org, 781-329-8718

 

Program Overview:

While the movement away from annual performance reviews and ratings is no longer a new concept, it requires that HR professionals evolve their thinking, gain new skills, and change strategies to support the transition.  

Evolving performance management has become a focal point because the annual performance appraisal focused on “12 months ago” is behind the times when it comes to today’s more collaborative, social, and fast-moving world-of-work.  Employee’s expect more timely interactions and direction from their managers.  Organizations from global giants to start-ups are moving to the ongoing performance management model: a cadence of coaching-style conversations that provide ongoing feedback, recognize contributions and leverage strengths, and course-correct off-target performance as needed.  The pressure is on to re-imagine the old system.

AreWorkshopComments.png you ready to create a system that drives and aligns performance and employee development with more frequent and forward-looking dialogue between managers and employees?  

Many practical questions about implementing the new model remain.  You need a plan with solid change management tactics to evolve performance management, so it works for everyone in your organization.  This hands-on program will equip HR and OD professionals with new thinking, tools, and simple shifts to remake and performance management and answer all of your questions on implementation.

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the reasons behind why the continual tweaking of legacy processes such as ratings and review forms continue falling short of expectations.
  • Build the case for moving beyond evaluations and ratings with proven strategies for swaying key skeptics to shift their thinking.
  • Learn why and how to drop single-rating categories, but absolutely continue to measure and track employee performance (work results and observed behaviors). 
  • Use a merit matrix to help make and provide supporting evidence for pay decisions with performance measures other than annual reviews and ratings.
  • Learn why annual performance reviews do no more harm than good for documenting performance problems; instead, use a system to help managers proactively identify and address issues.       
  • Enable meaningful conversations between employees and managers with a quick and agile check-in framework for short bursts of action-oriented and relevant dialogue.
  • See examples of how-to brand, re-position, and communicate without “HR-speak” about your new initiative. 
  • Acquire proven communication strategies designed to socialize alternatives to performance appraisal, involve your change sponsors, and influence change resisters.


Participant Materials

Participants will each receive a 50-page planning workbook and on-line portal with practical resources and tools they can take back to their organization and share with decision-makers and peers.

 

Facilitator Bio

Jamie Resker, Practice Leader and Founder of Employee Performance Solutions, draws upon 25 years’ experience on modernizing and rebranding performance management.  Her work includes reshaping manager and employee communications: shifting time and energy from reviewing and discussing past performance to dialogue about performance now and moving forward.  Her Conversations to Optimize Employee Performance workshops feature the Employee Performance Continuum Insight Method training and materials.  Managers are set up for success as performance coaches who accurately assess performance and engage in the right conversations.  Good performance is regularly recognized, coaching for improved skills and behaviors for employees with more potential and the desire to grow happens, and off-target performance is re-directed with the best possible chance for success.  An easy-to-implement framework, adopted and customized by the organization, helps transition managers from the performance evaluator role to a new coaching for growth and bringing-out-the best-in-people mindset.

While moving away from traditional performance management practices of ratings and annual reviews is no longer a new topic, many organizations struggle with the transition.  Jamie facilitates interactive programs for HR audiences to help rethink and modernize the process.  She shares a dynamic approach to replacing annual reviews and ratings with a system to continue tracking and measuring performance and using this information to help inform pay and employment decisions.   Jamie shows how to socialize new ideas with proven change management tactics that help Managers, Executives, and Employees embrace a  re-imagined system that more accurately reflects how people work today.    She holds a BA in Business from Emmanuel College, is on the faculty for the Northeast HR Association, is a contributor to Halogen Software's Talent Space Blog, and an editorial advisory board member for HR Examiner.

 

Schedule

 

8:00 – 8:30: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

8:30: Opening Remarks and Program Begins

 

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (included)

 

5:00: Program Concludes


Webinar Preview:

Learn more about this program during the webinar The Do’s and Don’ts of Modernizing Your Performance Management Process! Registration is free using code PMWebinar.

 

Cost:

$599 Members 
$799 Non-Members
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CEU Credits:

This program has been approved for 7.75 
General Credit Hours.

NEHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

 

 


 

How to Reboot Performance Management

Modernizing Traditional Performance Management Practices

When:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018,  9am - 3pm EST

Where:  The Survey Group
              One Van de Graaff Drive
              Burlington, MA 01803 USA

Deadline to Register: 04/20/2018
Cost: $345.00 - Members, $375.00 - Non-Members 

Are you exploring alternatives to the command and control approach of rating and documenting past performance, but need some guidance? In this session you will learn how to measure performance and make pay decisions without ratings. Reshape employee and manager communications to drive and align performance expectations with forward-looking dialogue. Sway your change resistors and skeptics by anticipating and skillfully addressing the most common objections to moving away from annual reviews.

 

  • Reframe the "performance management problem" by socializing ideas that nearly everyone in your organization can agree upon.
  • Replace annual review ratings with metrics that will drive and track employee performance, inform equitable pay decisions, promotions, and other employment decisions.
  • Avoid the pitfalls of swapping annual reviews and ratings by implementing the new "frequent conversation" model.
  • Set your managers and employees up for success with a collaborative system for ongoing and actionable feedback and coaching.
  • Examples of how to re-brand performance management.

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Customizable Tools and Tactics for Reinventing Performance Management

Sponsored by 
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The Largest HR Association in the Northeast

When:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017,  8am - 5pm EST

Where:  Environmental Health and Engineering
             117 4th Avenue
             Needham Heights, Massachusetts  02494
             United States

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Program Overview:

The workplace has changed to be more collaborative, social and fast moving.  So, shouldn't your performance management (PM) process change too?  Organizations from global giants to start-ups are reimagining PM and testing new ideas. 

Find out how to make a fundamental shift to streamline your system by reducing complex low-value activities, and adopting practices that lead to continuous performance management with measurable results.   

This hands-on workshop is for HR professionals looking for proven strategies and change- management skills to socialize alternatives to traditional performance management, involve change sponsor, and influence change resistors. 

This is an ideal session for intact human resources and leadership teams working to reinvent performance management.  WorkshopComments.png

Learning Objectives -This program will show you how to:

1.  Tactfully challenge outdated beliefs and practices.

2.  Sway skeptics with proven tools and easy-to-duplicate and adapt strategies.

3.  Satisfactorily answer the four most common change objections.

4.  Reshape and strengthen manager and employee communications with more frequent forward-looking dialogue [versus reviewing past performance].

5.  Continue tracking, measuring performance, and making pay decisions (without ratings).

6.  Phase out the annual performance review, or keep (but modernize) the annual process.  

7.  Examine how HR's role in performance management is changing and evolving for the better.

Materials:
Participants will each receive a 60-page planning workbook—tangible, practical resources, sample communications, and tools they can take back to their organization and share with decision-makers and peers.


Program Facilitator
Jamie Resker
Practice Leader and Founder of Employee Performance Solutions

Jamie helps organizations evolve and modernize their performance management systems to develop customized compensation and talent assessments and learn more useful and meaningful feedback processes and tools.  Jamie has dedicated half of her three-decades-long HR career to reframing performance management to be more forward-focused and empowering, an approach reshaping perceptions and yielding more immediate results in organizations around the U.S. Jamie is the originator of the Performance Continuum Feedback Method® and The 10-Minute Conversation, two frameworks proven to drive performance. She holds a BA in Business from Emmanuel College, is on the faculty for the Northeast Human Resources Association, is a contributor to Halogen Software's Talent Space Blog, and is an editorial advisory board member for HR Examiner.  Learn more at http://www.employeeperformancesolutions.com/


Cost: 
$599 Members
$799 Non-Members

 

Schedule:
7:30am – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:00am – Program Begins
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Lunch (provided)
5:00pm - Program Adjourns

 

CEU Credits:
This program has been approved for 8 General Credit Hours.

NEHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at www.shrmcertification.org

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.