Tags: Feedback

Dominique Jones: Bridging the gap between staff feedback and performance management

Most organisations (60 percent) have a performance management process, yet these are widely perceived to be unfair, according to the CIPD and Halogen Autumn outlook survey 20151. Fewer than half of employees (46 percent) believe that the performance management process is very or somewhat fair, while a fifth believe that it is somewhat or very unfair. So what is going wrong? The performance management process in many organisations is a single annual event between supervisor and employee that fails to drive employee engagement, address development needs or improve future productivity.

Deborah Rees: Engagement essentials – reward, purpose and feedback

Skills shortages are some of the biggest issues facing UK businesses right now. Unemployment is predicted to fall this year to 5.2 percent; a point considered to indicate that everyone who wants to work is in work.  On top of that growing control over immigrant workers is adding more pressure in some sectors. The heat is really is on for HR professionals responsible for talent acquisition and retention

HRreview interviews: Duncan Lewin on feedback and emotional intelligence

Duncan has over 15 years’ corporate and private sector experience as a trainer and facilitator. He has trained and worked alongside organisations including BT, Accenture, Fullers, Canary Wharf and the UK government and has seen how communication continues to challenge many large organisations in the 21st century. He draws from his own personal experiences in managing feedback and…

Feedback: Friend or Foe? New course from Symposium

Symposium are to provide a new course that offers training on giving and receiving feedback entitled ‘Feedback: Friend or Foe?’. This one-day course is designed for managers, directors and staff who want to improve their skills in giving and receiving feedback. The course will help delegates look at their personal responses to feedback, build a more open…

Andy Nolan: How positive recognition programmes can help retain employees

Everyone likes to be appreciated. Those of us that say other people’s opinions don’t matter, and that achievement is its own reward – we still like the occasional pat on the back. Whether it’s at home, amongst friends or in the workplace, small gestures of recognition can make a big difference. For businesses, in particular,…

Vanessa Judelman: Five key steps to giving tough feedback

It’s easy to sit down with a colleague and provide them with positive and glowing feedback. It’s quite another feat to tell someone they are under-performing or not quite good enough. Over and over again, managers tell me how often they avoid having these difficult performance discussions. Why is giving constructive feedback so hard to…

Derek Irvine: Increasing motivation and retention with performance recognition via the crowds

Studies have consistently shown that when recognition is done right, on a regular basis through feedback from all of an employee’s peers, it produces healthier, happier employees that generate better output, deliver improved customer service and remain in their roles for longer periods of time. Yet, recognition in the workplace is lacking, with data revealing…