Tags: Performance reviews

Rita Trehan: How have Amazon damaged employer brand and capacity?

One of the greatest challenges businesses face now is the rapid flow of information and resulting public opinion. I need only point to the recent article in The New York Times on Amazon’s company culture and the resulting groundswell of negative opinion. Although the article doesn’t feel intended as a takedown piece, it’s a very…

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…

Matthew Howse & Nick Thomas: The importance of the performance management procedure

Managing poor performance is one of the more challenging aspects of an HR professional’s role, especially when performance concerns are intertwined with medical issues. Trying to safeguard the needs of a business whilst navigating a path through legal hazards can be a thankless task, particularly in the context of business managers who have been reluctant…

65% of workers actively dislike annual performance reviews

Globoforce, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced the results of its 2013 UK Workforce Mood Tracker. The survey found that 66 percent of UK workers surveyed do not believe that yearly performance reviews are an accurate appraisal of their work, and more than 75 percent place greater value on peers’ opinions versus…