At-Risk Employees Versus Low Or Problem Performers
When performance is off-target, and the manager has yet to engage in a conversation, I advise against labeling people as low or problem performers. Instead, I describe this person as at-risk.
The catalyst for dropping annual performance reviews at A.I.M. Mutual Insurance started with Mike Standing, President, and C.E.O., asking Mark Millett, HR Manager, to fix the system. Announcing the end of annual appraisals earned Mark a rousing round of applause at the all-colleague meeting.