Performance Management - why do we do it? The term performance management has been with us for some time, developed out of "appraisals", Performance Management remains one of the consistently used phrases in the human resources and management field. Recently the CIPD has conducted some research into performance management recently and the responses from 507 people are interesting. This short article looks at three of the outputs from that research and explores the potential meaning for HR, … [Read more...] about What is Performance Management? CIPD Research
How do we start training and developing our managers in writing SMART objectives? Please also see Writing SMART objectives. So how do we go about training managers in developing and writing SMART objectives? This is always an interesting topic. the following was recently posted on a community forum: “We are currently reviewing our appraisal process. We have realised our line managers need training on how to set clear SMART objectives. Has anyone got any information that they have used … [Read more...] about Writing and Training Managers in SMART Objectives and Goals
When the performance of an individual or team is being questioned, often the first solution tried is training. But is this right? Does the approach of "train them to get better performance" hold up? Or has it been this approach which has caused the value of training to diminish in the eyes of many in business? One tool which can help us identify the appropriate solution is known as the Performance Analysis Quadrant. This should be a standard tool in the toolbox of every organizational … [Read more...] about Is training the solution? Performance Analysis Quadrant (PAQ) tool
Performance Management Feedback Models In performance management providing feedback is critical for improving performance. Feedback models help new managers and team leaders to develop their feedback skills. There are several different frameworks which can help guide managers and leaders. COBS feedback model – or CORBS to be precise. Principles of CORBS feedback model: Clear statement – give clear and concise information. Owned by the person speaking - your own perception, not … [Read more...] about COBS or CORBS Feedback Model for Performance Management
Appraisals.. I thought it time I mentioned... In thousands of companies around the world its performance review and appraisal time again. That annual ritual where the objectives are often dig out deep from in a draw, the dust blown off, and the one-to-one meeting held to review recent history. Strange…but true... There is something strange about most performance reviews or appraisals, no matter how well you know your boss or team member there is a certain nervousness or anticipation about the … [Read more...] about Breaking News… It’s Performance Review Time
What is a “Bell Curve”? A bell curve is the shape of a statistical set of data that results in the shape resembling a “bell”, sometimes known as a “normal distribution” curve. It is a way of displaying data to understand strengths & weaknesses in terms of frequency. It is used in many situations, not just performance management. How does Bell Curve performance management work? If you have 10 people in a team, you rank people compared to others in the team on a set of common objectives or … [Read more...] about Bell Curve for Performance Management – effective tool or poor #leadership let out?
Introduction As a company grows, so does its need for more formal or structured management systems. Managing the performance of people in the company becomes increasingly important. This article guides managers and HR professionals through some of the steps to implementing an appraisal or performance management system. What is an appraisal? Appraisal: - The act or an instance of appraising. - An assessment of the worth or quality of a person An appraisal (what ever it is called in your … [Read more...] about Set up an Appraisal System and Performance Management (appraisal) System
Set up an Appraisal System and Performance Management System Introduction As a company grows, so does its need for more formal or structured management systems. Managing the performance of people in the company becomes increasingly important. This page guides managers and HR professionals through some of the steps to implementing an appraisal or performance management system. What is an appraisal? Appraisal: - The act or an instance of appraising. - An assessment of the worth or … [Read more...] about Set up an Appraisal System and Performance Management System