Tags: Appraisal

Appraisals going out of fashion as employees left wanting for constructive criticism

The theatre is not a place that wants for criticism. Reviews of performances come in thick and fast and when praise is due it often gushes and in similar fashion, when something is judged to be terrible, the poison pours. Performers, in some cases, use reviews to hone and better their performance.

Rob Rave: Annual staff surveys don’t engage employees

Most companies carry out an annual staff survey to gauge the opinions of their employees and, if the purpose of the survey is to gather critical data about the organisation, this can work well. However when it comes to employee engagement, which many companies treat as a ‘bolt-on’ to a staff survey, it serves only…

Performance appraisal is dead; long live performance management

Drucker published ‘The Practice of Management’ in 1954. Soon, the concept of the annual performance plan and appraisal was born – so-called Performance Management. Many variations have been developed but that core process exists, unchanged in corporate beliefs. But, did it deliver what was promised? No! There is little, if any, evidence of true cause…

Survey suggests workplace appraisals are ‘pointless’

A new report has suggested that workplace appraisals are a waste of time with more than one in three UK workers feeling that they do not contribute towards their personal career development at all. Recruitment firm Badenoch and Clark said appraisals were in danger of becoming ‘tick box’ exercises that wasted time and failed to…

Frequent communication is key to boosting staff morale

Over 50% of managers give their employees both frequent honest communication and regular praise to keep them motivated during tough times. That is according to an online survey of senior managers conducted by technical and engineering recruiter CBSbutler through its monthly Bulletpoint management newsletter. Just under 20% say they involve staff in the decision making…

More than 100,000 employees are assessed using 360-degree feedback, according to a survey of major private sector employers. Management development has been the traditional focus of 360-degree feedback, today nearly four in ten (38%) companies now target non-management employees, specialists and talented individuals who may not be in management positions. 360-degree feedback emerged in the…