Performance management

Appraisals – common pitfalls and challenges

We have all had that feeling around appraisal season. Everything seems fine so why waste time when we have work to get on with?

Setting expectations rather than managing performance

It’s been some time since many organisations revisited the value of performance management processes and experimented with different solutions to try to move away from the process and create a more...

The difference between checking in and micromanagement

Checking in on employee wellbeing has become crucial since the pandemic. But, from over-eager managers to intrusive leaders, where does the line between checking in and micromanagement lie?

Cummings’ evidence offers a lesson for more effective feedback

Prime Minister "not fit for office"; Hancock "should have been fired"; the government "failed"… as an example of excoriating employer feedback, Dominic Cummings’ evidence before MPs on Wednesday was...

HR franchises provided crucial support during COVID-19

HR franchises have provided businesses without HR teams the advice they needed when making difficult people decisions during the pandemic.

Performance feedback needs improvement, say employees

?Employees think there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the performance feedback they are receiving from employers, according to new research from performance management specialist,...

Remote support and supervision - how to keep development apace for junior employees

?As employers have had to adapt to the new, remote normal, many junior employees have reported feeling that communication, supervision and support has reduced.

All change is a form of grief

This may come as a surprise, but what we are all feeling during this current pandemic is grief.

Wellbeing initiatives need more data backing

Poor quality data is impacting employers’ attempts to create a better workplace wellbeing culture.

Hot topic: Businesses using spyware to monitor productivity, part two

Barclays bank found itself at the centre of a ‘Big Brother’ debate when it announced it would be installing software on its London based employees’ computers that would monitor productivity in real...

Hot topic: Businesses using spyware to monitor productivity

Barclays bank found itself at the centre of a ‘Big Brother’ debate when it announced it would be installing software on its London based employees’ computers that would monitor productivity in real...

How to successfully navigate virtual performance management

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing the majority of employees to work from home, it has never been more important for us to have the skills to manage remote workers effectively.